http://nbcpolitics.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/22/9636593-boehner-announces-deal-with-reid-on-end-to-payroll-tax-impasseHouse Speaker John Boehner announced Thursday that he had agreed with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on a two-month extension of a package including a payroll tax cut and an extension of unemployment benefits.
Boehner said in statement he and Reid "reached an agreement that will ensure taxes do not increase for working families on Jan. 1 while ensuring that a complex new reporting burden is not unintentionally imposed on small business job creators."
http://www.politicususa.com/en/boehner-payroll-tax-defeatThe Democrats wouldn’t budge and the Senate Republicans refused to play Tea Party hostage over their Christmas vacation.
So, today John Boehner caved to the mounting backlash. His response to reporters will haunt him for the next year:
“Why not do the right thing for the American people even though it’s not exactly what we want.”
Remember those words, because I suspect they will be playing in a commercial near you very soon.
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