House GOP leaders announced Monday they were putting forward a "backup plan" that would extend the payroll tax cut for 10 months, while cleaving it from a similar extension of unemployment insurance benefits and what's known as the "doc fix," a measure needed to prevent dramatic cuts in Medicare reimbursements.
I don't see Republicans backing down. I see Dems changing their tune real fast now they figured out we don't want any part of 'em. They should have started out like we were cause that way we could have done some good instead of having to prove how stupid the Dems are every five minutes. It isn't hard to prove it but you know how Dems squeal when you tell the truth.
There ain't been a bit of good out of Obatso. Never will be either.
The GOP are developing a case of "reality fever." A poll done recently asked people how they felt about "Government Programs." The Tea Party across the board was against them. When asked about Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, Tea Partiers responded that those were not Government Programs because they had paid into them!
Can you believe this? When it was pointed out that the programs cost more than the ever paid in Teabaggers they called pollsters liars! Democrats just discovered this key to the Tea Party vote in November. Teabaggers have been voting against their own personal interest all along, and now their politicians have been outed.
One swift kick and the Republican house of cards should fall about a week before the election! This will be sweet to watch!
rocmike you did it again. first you posted under 999 and stopped when you brought out your alias bill. now that you brought out your alias ollie you stopped posting under bill. can you make it any more obvious. when you bring out a new alias you must continue posting under the previous one. posting them 1 after the other is a dead give away.
Let's see now. We have truth versus Democrat propaganda which means truth wins and Democrats lose.
Nothing can cover up the huge logjam of blunders Obama made. There are just too many to mention and they have all cost us dearly.
Selling our best sniper rifles to terrorists in Fast and Furious, having his overpaid fanatics fill out tuck loads of voter registrations in the name of tombstones, and Jeremiah Wright, make your man Obama look like you -- a couple of real jackasses.
No matter how much insane zeal you have for Adolph Obama, you can't find a good enough excuse not to prosecute that worthless deadbeat to the limit of the law.
It would be better for him to resign and take his five trillion embezzled tax dollars with him like the Kenyan Mafioso that he is, than stick around long enough to be impeached, removed from office, and executed as a traitor.
They backed down when they opted to continue letting illegals get tax credits for their anchor brats, to the tune of 4 BILLION dollars last year.
Congress Opts to Continue Giving Tax Dollars to Illegal Aliens
During closed-door negotiations last week, House and Senate leaders stripped a key provision from the payroll tax cut bill that would have prevented illegal aliens from qualifying for the additional child tax credit (ACTC). Leaders caved on the language in spite of an U.S. Inspector General report revealing that illegal aliens received $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits in 2010, primarily through the ACTC. (See TIGTA Report 2011-41-061, July 7, 2011; see also FAIR Legislative Update, Sept. 6, 2011)
The provision members struck from the bill – similar to legislation introduced by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), and Senator David Vitter (R-LA) – would close this tax credit loophole by requiring that individuals who claim the ACTC provide a valid Social Security Number (SSN). (FAIR Legislative Update, Nov. 21, 2011) Currently, the IRS only requires applicants for the ACTC to provide an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), which the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) indiscriminately hands out to illegal aliens.
Although twenty House and Senate members were assigned to negotiate the final version of the bill, media outlets widely reported that the final package was crafted by Congressional leaders: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Finance Chair Max Baucus (D-MT), and House Ways and Means Chair Dave Camp (R-MI). (Politico, Feb. 16, 2012)
Speaker Boehner threw his support behind the deal. This is “a fair agreement and one that I support,” he told reporters. (Washington Post, Feb. 16, 2012) Majority Leader Reid also spoke favorably of the agreement, “I am glad that most of my Republican colleagues put the interests of the middle class ahead of politics,” he declared in a statement. (Fox News, Feb. 16, 2012)
The $4.2 billion taxpayers doled out to illegal aliens in 2010 reflects a four-fold increase in refundable tax credits paid to illegal aliens over the last five years. A previous report issued by the Treasury Inspector General revealed Americans paid $924 million in 2005. (See FAIR’s Website) The Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation determined that if Congress were to fix this burden on U.S. taxpayers, it would save Americans at least $10 billion if the benefit expires in 2012, and $24 billion by 2021. (Human Events, Sept. 21, 2011)
Congress passed the payroll tax package without the ACTC provision Friday. (See House Roll Call Vote #72; see also Senate Roll Call Vote #22) President Obama is expected to sign the deal.
Romney certainly isn't backing down on shoving his wealth in everyone's face.
How many Cadillacs do YOU drive?...
backing down AND freaking out.
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