The Democrat-led Senate passed a two month extension to our current payroll tax cuts, and then went home for Christmas.
The Republican-controlled House chose NOT to vote on it, and then went home for Christmas.
Not voting means the tax will increase effective January 1.
The new-age GOP plays zero-sum politics. All of their efforts, on every topic, are designed to defeat the president, or at least to make him look bad.
They won control of the house in 2010 by promising jobs. Jobs, jobs, jobs.
All of their efforts in the two years hence have been to further limit access to abortions, to limit health care to only those who can afford it, and to give tax breaks to the already-wealthy.
They have done nothing, made zero effort, to create jobs. So the ‘jobs’ talk was all smoke. All lies.
More jobs would probably reflect well on Obama, so no effort is made to create jobs.
It has come to the point where the GOP cannot even vote for a tax cut.
Anything that President Obama supports must be defeated, even a proposal to support lower taxes on working Americans.
This is a payroll tax. This means that people who work for a living will be getting a tax increase.
A tax increase. Dictated by the Republican party.
Who is the ‘never raise tax’ party?
Correction: Who CLAIMS to be the ‘never raise tax’ party? Republicans.
If this tax cut was designed to benefit millionaires and billionaires, the Boehner-led Republicans would have stampeded everything in their path to pass it.