For three days, House Republicans refused to back a compromise that would prevent payroll taxes from rising on January 1, hitting the pay checks of 160 million American workers.
Speaker John Boehner, the Republican leader, rejected a deal passed overwhelmingly by the Senate because it only extended tax cuts for two months rather than a full year.
But under withering fire from the White House and a growing chorus of discontent within his own party, Mr Boehner caved in tonight and agreed to pass the short-term bill. Quoting Johnny:
"It may not have been politically the smartest thing in the world but our members waged a good fight," he said when asked whether he regretted his initial opposition to the deal.For heavens sake teabaggers, even Karl Rove, John McCain, and Mitch McConnell where saying you screwed up!
After the announcement that Boehner had backed down he said: "This is the right thing to do to strengthen our families, grow our economy, and create new jobs. This is real money that will make a real difference in people’s lives".
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Look, readers, we appear to have finally figured out what it takes to get House teapublicans to agree on something: Having every other person on the planet scream at them for several days!
Aren't you going to miss this irritating shallow go-nowhere procedural psychobabble nonsense from the teabaggers during the holidays?
The teapublicans mission to destroy the POTUS and the economy has failed this round.
In stead of "kicking the can down the road", lets kick John Boehner's keyster down the road. Hopefully we have seen the last of this useful idiot as speaker of our house! Hopefully this is the nail in Johnny's political coffin.
Let this message resound loud and clear teabaggers, America will no longer tolerate your bullshit, your "high stakes" poker, your "take it or leave it" mentality, and your choke and puke radical right wing hold the poor at bay hostage any longer!
Last mid-term elections we were inundated with freshman teabaggers. These same teapublcians are the ones holding our country hostage, and the very ones forcing Ronnie Reagan (RINO) republicans to cowl behind closed doors. Consider yourselves on notice - America is tired of your crap, and rest assure that this next election cycle you too shall be kicked down the road like your proverbial can! Quoting Rep. Renee L. Ellmers (R-N.C.):
“We were elected for a reason,” said after a Republican huddle in a Capitol basement meeting room Monday night. “That was because the American people were tired of business as usual.”Well Renee guess what, your fifteen minutes of fame are up. Americans have spoken loudly this round, and you, Johnny and the rest of your radical clan have been served notice! Enough is enough.