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Republican Opposition To Payroll Tax Cut Threatening Year-Long Extension

TODAY: TWO MORE PROMINENT REPUBLICANS COME OUT AGAINST ANY PAYROLL TAX CUT EXTENSION Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL):  ‘I Have Doubts About The Wisdom’ Of Payroll Tax Cut. [MSNBC, 2/13/12] Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ): ‘We Shouldn’t Be Having a Payroll Tax Cut.’ [The Hill, 2/13/12] THE LIST OF REPUBLICANS WHO PUBLICLY OPPOSE ANY EXTENSION OF THE…


Here We Go Again: GOP Divisions On Payroll Tax Cut Holding Up Year-Long Deal

HOUSE GOP LEADERS ARE FRANTIC TO PORTRAY GOP AS ‘UNITED’  IN FAVOR OF PAYROLL TAX CUT … “Republicans support a full-year extension of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits …”  [Boehner-Cantor Joint Statement, 2/6/12] CNN: “On the latest fight over payroll tax cut, Cantor pushes back on reports House GOP is again divided. ‘We…


Papers Across the Country Agree: House GOP Brinkmanship Risks Jan. 1st Tax Hike on Middle Class

Newspapers On House GOP: “Disingenuous,” “Hypocritical,” Offering Taxpayers “A Lump Of Coal,” and are “Playing A Dangerous Game Of Brinksmanship” The Citizens’ Voice, Wilkes-Barre, PA Denver Post Editorial: House Republicans “Disingenuous” Rejection of Payroll Tax Cut Extension. “as if to explain the reason for the poll numbers, House Republicans have just blocked a bipartisan Senate…


Minutes Apart, Cantor and Boehner Claimed That They’ve Always Wanted A Full Year Extension

Cantor: “John Boehner and I have always been together in saying we want a year’s worth of tax relief for the working people in this country.”  [MSNBC, 12/20/11] Boehner: “There’s no disagreement here.  There’s no disagreement at all.  About the fact that everyone wants to extend this for the next year.”  [Boehner Floor Speech, 12/20/11]…