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Scott Brown Denounces House Republicans Over Payroll Tax Cut Deal - Obama To Boehner: Pass The Senate Payroll Tax Cut Now

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Did they coordinate this today ? ;)

 

Scott Brown Denounces House Republicans Over Payroll Tax Cut Deal

 

Sen. Scott Brown (R- Mass.) denounced House Republicans for rejecting a payroll tax cut deal on Tuesday, and accused his colleagues of putting politics before the needs of American families.

 

"It angers me that House Republicans would rather continue playing politics than find solutions," Brown said in a statement released shortly after the House voted to block the bipartisan bill. "Their actions will hurt American families and be detrimental to our fragile economy. We are Americans first; now is not the time for drawing lines in the sand."

 

The Senate bill would have prevented the payroll tax cut from expiring on January 1, 2012 by ensuring a two-month extension. Republicans in the House opposed to the bill argued in favor of a year-long extension or no extension at all, claiming that approving a bill for just two months would create uncertainty.

 

Brown's criticism followed harsh comments he made on Monday, when he called the GOP's refusal to compromise "irresponsible and wrong."

 

Brown -- who is up for re-election in 2012 -- is preparing for what will likely be a challenging race against Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.

 

A recent poll spelled good news for Warren, showing her leading Brown 49 to 42.

 

 

Obama To Boehner: Pass The Senate Payroll Tax Cut Now

 

"I'm calling on the Speaker and the House Republican leadership to bring up the Senate bill for a vote," Obama said during brief remarks. "This is not poker, this is not a game," he continued. "We have more important things to worry about than saving face, or figuring out internal caucus politics."

 

The president's comments came just after House Republicans rejected a Senate package that would have extended a soon-to-expire payroll tax cut for another two months, with GOP leaders calling for a year-long extension or no extension at all. Other provisions in the Senate package -- an extension of unemployment insurance benefits and a stopgap measure to prevent automatic cuts to doctors' Medicare payments -- are also on track to expire on Jan. 1 without congressional action.

 

 

 

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I agree

 

what's this 60 day crap?

 

so they can go home and reload for the next round ?

 

That freakin' wimp Harry Reid has got to go

 

what the hell is up with his constituents that they'd elect that 'wet noodle'?

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I agree

what's this 60 day crap?

so they can go home and reload for the next round ?

That freakin' wimp Harry Reid has got to go

what the hell is up with his constituents that they'd elect that 'wet noodle'?

 

:th: Little referred to Reid as a "gargoyle." :th:

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Good work Team Republican. The polls are swinging in Obama's direction with each obstructionist move. If they continue on their current path, the Republicans could easily blow what appeared to be a landslide in the making just a few short months ago.

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Side A. Pass or bill for 2 months.

 

Side B. Pass our bill for 12 months.

 

Side A partisans: Side B won't pass our bill and they are being obstructionist, and won't compromise.

 

Compromise is not synonymous with concede......

 

Just a public service message for those that don't have a thesaurus.

 

The more gridlock from that bunch of morons in Washington, the better,...........

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Dems only want it for 60 days so they can continue to use it as a political tool. Every 2 months they can say "you see those obstructionist republicans not being concerned about "working families" and "the middle class". If they agreed to a year long deal, they would have to find a new issue to beat into the ground.

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