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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-17-11 04:24 AM
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Senate reaches tentative payroll tax deal
Source: CBS/AP

Senate leaders agreed on compromise legislation Friday night to extend Social Security payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits for two months while requiring President Obama to accept Republican demands for a swift decision on the fate of an oil pipeline that promises thousands of jobs.

Senate negotiators agreed to the two-month extension after failing to reach an agreement on extending the tax cut for another year, CBS News Capitol Hill producer John Nolen reports. <snip>

In a statement, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer indicated Mr. Obama would sign the measure, saying it had met his test of "preventing a tax increase on 160 million hardworking Americans" and avoiding damage to the economy recovery.

The statement made no mention of the pipeline. One senior administration official said the president would almost certainly refuse to grant a permit. The official was not authorized to speak publicly.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57344545/senate-rea...



Senate vote expected Saturday 12/17, House passage required before it goes to the President.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-17-11 05:16 AM
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1. Key words here: "accept Republican demands"
Edited on Sat Dec-17-11 05:16 AM by Enthusiast
I think the better choice here would be to allow the payroll tax increase so the Republicans would be burdened with the blame. Since, you know, they are to blame. :beer:
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-17-11 05:28 AM
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2. Yeah, those key words are hardly Latest Breaking News.
Alas.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-17-11 02:54 PM
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3. only extended for two month....with the bargain that Keystone Piple line decision
has to be decided in same time frame? What kind of bargain is that? :eyes:
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-18-11 12:04 AM
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4. OK, here's what the decision should be:
No fucking pipeline.

Suck on that, Repukes.
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