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Caved again? Two-month payroll tax cut in exchange for quick pipeline decision

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawmakers on Friday agreed to extend a payroll tax cut for two months after Democrats bowed to Republican demands to expedite approval of a controversial oil pipeline. The deal, which still would have to be approved by the full Senate and House of Representatives, fell far short…

Sen. Reid set to offer compromise to extend payroll tax cut

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will offer a compromise on Monday to extend a popular payroll tax cut, a fellow Democrat said on Sunday. Appearing on the “Fox News Sunday” program, Senator Kent Conrad said Reid’s proposal would cover the cost of extending the tax cut, set…

Republicans show rare discord over tax policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican brand, built on a rock-solid “no new tax” pledge to voters, is showing a few cracks as internal party divisions erupt in the face of rapidly escalating U.S. government debt. Republicans have hopes of capturing control of the White House and both chambers of Congress…

Senate defeats payroll tax cut bills

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate on Thursday defeated competing payroll tax cut extension plans by Democrats and Republicans, clearing the way for negotiations on compromise legislation that could boost the economy next year. In late-night votes, the Senate, as expected, defeated a Democratic plan that would have extended and expanded…

The GOP wants to take your money and give it to rich people, full stop

Are Republicans for lower taxes, as a general principle? They would have you believe the answer is yes; in fact, getting the rubes to vote for them is a matter of promising to take control of the nation's uteruses away from their rightful owners plus a promise that you personally…

Obama: If you love me, pass my jobs bill

RALEIGH, North Carolina — US President Barack Obama told fired up supporters Wednesday that if they loved him, they must help pass his jobs bill, injecting more urgency into his push for key legislation. Obama hit another key 2012 electoral swing state, North Carolina, to hike pressure on Republicans over…

Men Of Pure Genius

Sometimes, a man walks among us who simply spouts the bon mots of the heavens, who says things so wise, so true, that we must simply stop and reflect upon their wisdom lest it is lost in the hubbub of our mundane, everyday lives. Sadly, Matt Continetti is just a…

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