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]|