House Republicans Should Allow Up-Or-Down Vote On Payroll Tax Holiday

If only it were this easy.......

House Republicans pulled a bit of a fast one when they voted for a “motion to reject” the Senate bill which was passed last Saturday extending the payroll tax holiday for two months.  They called for a committee with members of the Senate to work on a new tax extension deal.

Why not call a committee prior to the week before Christmas?

Why does it have to always come down the very last second before House Speaker John Boehner wants to get anything done?

Why not vote up-or-down on the bill passed by the Senate, a bill which Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell helped put together?

Senate Republicans worked with Senate Democrats to produce a bill they thought would pass the House.  The bill is not perfect but few are.  The Senate added the provision that would require President Obama to make a decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline Project within 60 days.  The provision is not popular with the White House or President Obama’s base, but it’s called compromise, something the House is unwilling to do.

Mr. Speaker I know that you know better than this.  I think I see your puppet strings showing, the Tea Party is playing you like Pinocchio.

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2 Responses

  1. Phelps says:

    The bill was dismissed because it would be voted down on a straight vote. This way, the bill can be consolidated in committee with the Senate, and a real compromise passed.

    If you just want the bill defeated and payroll taxes to go up, then say it. Stop trying to dance around it and put the blame on Republicans.

  2. Well Phelps looks like there will be an up or down vote doesn’t it. Look who’s dancing now.

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