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All Aspects Of Casey Compromise On Payroll Tax Cut Have Bipartisan Support

Senate Democrats’ Compromise Proposal Republican Support Expands and Extends the Payroll Tax Cut For the Middle Class Cantor: “You Aren’t A Republican” If You Vote Against Payroll Tax Cut Extension. “During the closed-door meeting Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) urged rank-and-file members to support the extension, saying it was necessary for a party…

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Reid: Democrats Continue To Fight For Middle-Class Americans With Compromise Tax Cut Proposal

Despite Rhetoric, Republicans Aren’t Interested in Preventing $1,000 Tax Increase on Middle Class Families Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding a compromise payroll tax cut extension proposal. Below are his remarks as prepared: Last week my friend, the Republican Leader, tried to convince me…

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“Mass Defections” Expose Republican Opposition To Middle Class Tax Cuts

Defections Give The Lie To McConnell’s Assurance That “Republicans Will Put Aside Their Misgivings And Support This Extension” Acknowledging that Republican opposition to middle-class tax cuts was untenable, Republican leaders spent this week trying to convince the world that they supported middle-class tax cuts: Cantor: “You Aren’t A Republican” If You Vote Against Payroll Tax…

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Reid Statement On November Unemployment Figures

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the release of unemployment figures for November. According to the Department of Labor, the U.S. added 140,000 private-sector jobs in November, and the unemployment rate dropped to a two-year low of 8.6 percent. “This news is a reminder that we must continue using…

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Reid Statement On Payroll Tax Cut Votes

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement tonight, after 51 senators – including Republican Senator Susan Collins – voted in favor of Democrats’ payroll tax cut legislation, while twenty-six Senate Republicans voted against their own alternative: “Republicans proved tonight they are more interested in tax cuts for millionaires than tax cuts…

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Reid: Republican Plan Is A Backdoor Attempt To Protect The Rich While Shortchanging The Middle Class

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Republican plan to pay for a payroll tax extension by killing jobs and attacking the middle class. Below are his remarks as prepared: Yesterday on the Senate floor my friend, the Republican Leader, said he supports an…

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Reid Spokesman Statement On Republican Payroll Tax Cut Proposal

Washington, D.C. – Adam Jentleson, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today. “We are glad Republicans have seen the light and taken up Democrats’ call to pass a middle-class tax cut, just a few days after their leadership indicated they would oppose it. However, Democrats’ proposal would put more money in…

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GOP: Tax Cuts For Wealthy ‘Never’ Need To Be Offset, But Middle-Class Tax Cuts Do

Shot: “You should never have to offset cost of a deliberate decision to reduce tax rates on Americans” – Senator Jon Kyl, speaking on the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy [Fox News Sunday, 7/11/10]   Chaser: “Boehner backs payroll tax cut extension, but says it must be paid for” [The Hill, 11/30/11]  

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How It’s Playing: GOP ‘Feels The Heat,’ ‘Set To Self-Destruct’ Over Payroll Tax

Daily Beast: GOP Is Set to Self-Destruct Over Payroll Tax. “Every blessed once in a great while, all artifice is stripped away, rhetoric collapses under the weight of its own absurdity, and we get to see things as they really are. Such will be the case later this week when the Senate tries to vote…

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Reid: Republicans Should Not Block Tax Cut For Millions Of American Workers And Businesses To Protect Richest Of The Rich

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats’ proposal to cut taxes for 160 million Americans and every U.S. business. Below are his remarks as prepared: Republicans love to talk about taxes. They like them low; we like them high. Or so they would have…

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