Senate Democrats

Boehner’s So-Called ‘Conferees’ Are Opponents Of Payroll Tax Cut

Speaker’s Picks Prove Call for Further ‘Negotiations’ Is a Sham

In case it wasn’t already clear that the House GOP’s call for a “conference committee” was simply a ploy to bury the payroll tax cut, just look at who Speaker Boehner has selected to “negotiate” for the House GOP. It’s a veritable “who’s who” of payroll tax cut opponents.

House Republican What They Said Before
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) “I’m not as big of a fan of the payroll tax cuts… and the payroll tax cut, just like the other rebates, has had a marginal impact at best.” [Bloomberg, 12/14/11]
Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) “I’m not in favor of that. I don’t think that’s a good idea…” Camp said, calling the payroll tax holiday “piecemeal.” [NY Times, 8/14/11]
Rep. Renee Ellmers (R_NC) “We don’t need more gimmicks.” [NCNN, 11/30/11]
Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) “It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. It’s a good nugget from a rhetorical standpoint, for the class warfare that [President Obama] seems intent on fighting.” [NPR, 9/8/11]
Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) “REED CALLS DEMOCRATS’ TAX PLAN A THREAT TO SOCIAL SECURITY” [Reed Press Release, 12/3/11]
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