The House on Tuesday rejected a bipartisan Senate compromise to extend a payroll tax cut for two months, along with unemployment benefits, plunging Washington on the eve of Christmas into uncertainty about the fate of the tax cut enjoyed by 160 million workers.
On a vote of 229 to 193, the House set aside the Senate bill and requested a formal conference with the Senate, setting up a showdown with the Democratic-controlled Senate and President Obama, who has demanded that the House approve the short-term plan now to avoid a Jan. 1 tax hike. Read the rest here.
HERE’S YOUR VOTE AMERICA!
Political Animal – Mr. Speaker, your weakness is showing http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_12/mr_speaker_your_weakness_is_sh034222.php
LMBAO Boner will be at the bars tonight sipping and weeping in his brewskie!
Nancy Pelosi: Reason we don’t have tax cut/UI bill headed to whitehouse today is because the tea party tail is wagging the elephant.
BWA HA HA Nancy is on FI-YAH today!
Pelosi: “He’s not Lucy. I’m not Charlie Brown. I’m not fallin’ for that football stunt again.”
Go Nancy! Go!
Do we know who did NOT vote?
John Boehner is totally incompetent for the Speaker position. And Eric Cantor is a snake in the grass. Lowlife weasel. Boehner is now calling on President Obama to summon the Senate back from vacation to negotiate payroll tax cut bill with House. WTF? The gall of this clown!
Do your damn job, John Boehner, or resign!
These MOFOs are TOAST in 2012; burnt to a crisp, TOAST,
President Barack Obama called on House Republicans to bring the Senate-approved, payroll tax-cut extension to a vote after the House passed a resolution disapproving of the Senate bill. The House had called on the Senate to return to the Capitol to work out their differences.
The Democratic-controlled Senate on Saturday passed a two-month extension of the tax cuts, which affects about 160 million Americans and is worth about $1,000 to the average American. But the Republican-controlled House on Monday night called off a scheduled vote on the Senate bill and instead on Tuesday passed a resolution along party lines that called on senators to return from their holiday recess to work out their differences in a conference committee.
House Speaker John Boehner said Republicans insist on a yearlong extension and that anything less is kicking the can down the road.
Senate Democratic leadership aides told CNN on Tuesday that Democrats have no intention of returning to Washington until the House votes on the bill they passed with wide bipartisan support.