The GOP's Payroll Tax Fiasco

How did Republicans manage to lose the tax issue to Obama?

GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell famously said a year ago that his main task in the 112th Congress was to make sure that President Obama would not be re-elected. Given how he and House Speaker John Boehner have handled the payroll tax debate, we wonder if they might end up re-electing the President before the 2012 campaign even begins in earnest.

The GOP leaders have somehow managed the remarkable feat of being blamed for opposing a one-year ... Full Story »

Posted by Barry Grossheim - via Wall Street Journal (Most Emailed), Memeorandum, Real Clear Politics, Wall Street Journal (Opinion)
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Posted by: Posted by Barry Grossheim - Dec 21, 2011 - 3:15 AM PST
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Fred Gatlin
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by Fred Gatlin - Dec. 22, 2011

This article from a conservative publication is most interesting. I agree once again the Republicans in the House have turned a victory to a loss.

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Barry Grossheim
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by Barry Grossheim - Dec. 21, 2011

You know you've stepped into bizzaro world when the Wall Street Journal attacks Republican leadership in such a vehement way!

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by Mike Carlson - Dec. 21, 2011

The WSJ used to be the source of timely, unbiased business focused news. Since the Murdock purchase the opinion pages have spread to all sections of the paper. This is evidenced by refering to the 2013 expiration of the Bush tax breaks as Obama hitting "the economy with one of the largest tax increases ever in 2013."

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