Repubs hold payroll tax cut hostage again

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/07/opinion/the-payroll-tax-fight.html?_r=1&hp

    I guess they learning nothing last year. The WH would want nothing more than more Republican stalling against the middle class tax cut...:clap2:
     
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    ...because it worked out so well for them last time. Between the GOP House and Romney, Republicans are writing Obama's campaign commercials for him.
     
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    damn you guys are stupid.
    That tax has been ineffective and is putting a drain and strain on an empty trust fund.
     
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    omg, not this shit again..
     
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    I think the Republicans in the House are trying to put their approval rating in negative numbers.
     
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    We just need another thirty trillion, then we might be able to cut something.

    Got it.
     
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    the GOP was the one arguing for it to be a full year instead of just two months.

    You people are sick you know that?
     
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    Let's see...Congress approval rating is at 12%...a record low. The disapproval rating of Republicans in Congress is at an all time high, 75%.

    Let's play compare and contrast with the approval rating of the President. His approval rating is now hovering around 50%. Who do you think is going to come out on top if they GOP tries to play chicken with these things again?
     
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    Seawytch injects a little reality and honesty into the fray:

    Let's see...Congress approval rating is at 12%...a record low. The disapproval rating of Republicans in Congress is at an all time high, 75%.

    Let's play compare and contrast with the approval rating of the President. His approval rating is now hovering around 50%. Who do you think is going to come out on top if they GOP tries to play chicken with these things again?


    Will we see more ideology from the HoR? Will the Congress seek pragmatic solutions and begin to do their job and represent all of the people? Will Boehner stand up to Cantor, or will the foolishness continue? Will the Tea Party v. RINO break into open warfare? Stay tuned, the best (or worst) is coming soon.
     
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    If the Republicans muck around with this again, they'll be slitting their own throats. The Obama vs Catholics issue can be fixed. What can't be fixed is the impression that the Reps want the 1% to keep as much of their money as possible, while making the middle class pick up the tab. If they have any sense at all, the extension will be passed on Monday. I'm not holding my breath, though. They're the ones with the death wish, not me.
     

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