This is just ridiculous! Here's Speaker of the House John Boehner sprinting around Capitol Hill, sinking axes into television equipment and pretty much doing everything within his power to halt this payroll tax extension. And why? Is it because he hates middle class families? Probably not. The big reason, at any rate, is so he and his fellow Republicans can negotiate a big payday for their billionaire friends. That way, everybody wins.
But then his "friend" Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell goes and pulls a stunt like this…
In a blow to House Republicans, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has called on the House to pass a two-month payroll tax extension — while pushing Democrats to negotiate a full year extension of the tax break.
McConnell’s statement came just 30 minutes after Speaker John Boehner pledged that he and House Republicans weren’t backing down from their push for a one year extension of the tax, which expires Dec. 31…
McConnell’s move would seem to undercut Boehner, who stood with his top leaders and a handful of other Republicans earlier this morning to pressure Democrats to come back to the negotiating table.
Goddamnit, Mitch McConnell. Can't you see that you are taking the foie gras from our boss's boss's boss's children's mouths?
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