WASHINGTON — Defiant Republicans pushed legislation through the House Tuesday night that would keep alive Social Security payroll tax cuts for some 160 million Americans at President Barack Obama’s request — but also would require construction of a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline that has sparked a White House veto threat.
Passage, on a largely party-line vote of 234-193, sent the measure toward its certain demise in the Democratic-controlled Senate, triggering the final partisan showdown of a remarkably quarrelsome year of divided government.
The legislation “extends the payroll tax relief, extends and reforms unemployment insurance and protects Social Security — without job-killing tax hikes,” Republican House Speaker John Boehner declared after the measure had cleared. http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/republicans-plan-to-push-payroll-tax-cut-bill-through-house-despite-white-house-veto-threat/2011/12/13/gIQAZJRYsO_print.html
Now, let’s see what kind of lies and deception will come from the democrats on this one. Either Harry Reid will sit on it in the Senate as he has most every other bill the House has sent him, or the alleged president will veto it, as he has threatened. They don’t care one whit about the payroll tax reduction. They don’t care one whit about the American people. It’s their way or the highway.
Posted: 12.14.11 @ 3:21 a.m.