GOP Playing Politics With Payroll Tax Cut...Again

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  1. J.E.D
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    J.E.D What's tha matta?

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    Defying Obama's veto threat, Boehner insists on adding the XL pipeline to their proposal for extending the payroll tax cut. The same guys decrying Obama for - in their opinion - playing politics, Republicans seem perfectly willing to play politics themselves.

     
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    J.E.D What's tha matta?

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    Good for you. Anymore childish comments or would actually like to address this serious issue?
     
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    They should add the pipeline to the bill.

    The pipeline has been vetted for three years and is good to go. If Barry holds off on it till 2013 to appease his base the Canadians will head West with it. I'm sure the Chinese would love the oil.

    The House should attach the pipeline to the bill. Let Barry Veto it and explain to the jobless why. Smart move on their part.
     
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    Dumb move on their part. It won't pass the Senate and Obama has threatened a veto. All the House GOP is doing is playing politics and bringing a tax hike to the middle class that much closer to reality. I wonder how Grover will feel?
     
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    Is there a legit reason why Brobama can't compromise and include the pipeline project? And no, the Huff Post calling it "poison" or the left feigning "environmental concerns" does not suffice.
     
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    If the Commander in Thief vetoes it then it becomes a bit harder for him to play the victim of the NO Congress amirite
     
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    Yeah, the legitimate reason is that the Obama administration has decided to hold off on the XL pipeline until environmental concerns have been thoroughly addressed. The GOP is just trying to get their way on the pipeline by once again playing politics and attaching it to a bill that they know Democrats want to see pass. If Republicans were as concerned about the tax cut as they like to pretend, they'd pass the damn bill without adding contentious proposals to it.
     
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    but but but compromise
     
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    The Senate would never pass it up to Obama anyway, he'd never get a chance to veto it. But he said he would, which may be all the repubs hoped for in the 1st place. If the House does pass that bill with the pipeline in it, then don't the dems look bad for not going with a tax cut they want AND a job providing pipeline that helps make us less oil dependent on foreign countries who don't like us? Doesn't get a little sticky to point fingers at the GOP?
     

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