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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:24 AM

GOP mulls tying Keystone approval to payroll tax bill


Any hope the Obama administration may have held that its rejection last week of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline would draw a line under the row was dashed yesterday, after Republicans confirmed they are considering tying the project to an upcoming payroll tax cut bill that the government is committed to passing.

Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Republican House speaker John Boehner said "every option is on the table" as the GOP seeks to secure approval for a project that they argue will help create jobs and enhance US energy security.

Asked directly if the party could seek to link approval of the pipeline to the upcoming payroll tax bill, which aims to extend popular middle-class tax breaks, Boehner admitted it is an option Republicans are considering.

However, Republicans are mindful that, when they attempted to link approval of the project to a two-month extension of payroll tax breaks late last year, the tactic proved unpopular. .................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2140550/gop-mulls-tying-keystone-approval-payroll-tax



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:26 AM

1. Keystone has already been rejected. The asshole party holds no cards.

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:41 AM

2. Oh, goodie. Another blackmail attempt. They will do everything they can to

make sure the country doesn't prosper under President Obama.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 10:45 AM

3. Assholes. Don't they want their grandkids to breathe?

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 11:18 AM

4. Is there anything we can do to encourage them to do that?

Maybe if we all pretend to be really really scared of them or something.... I can not imagine anything that could be more damaging to their cause than for them to do something so very stupid...

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