Dec 20, 2011

Speaker Boehner’s Conferees Don’t Support Extending Payroll Tax Cut

After defeating a compromise payroll tax cut extension that received 39 Republican votes in the Senate, House Speaker John Boehner appointed 8 Republican conferees, half of whom are vocal opponents of extending the $1,000 payroll tax for the middle class. Clearly, Speaker Boehner and his Tea Party Republican Conference aren’t serious about extending the middle class payroll tax cut.

  • Congressman Dave Camp (MI-04). “I’m not in favor of that. I don’t think that’s a good idea.” [The Hill, 8/14/11]
  • Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08):  “I am not as big a fan of the payroll tax cuts…” [Bloomberg News, 12/14/11]
  • Congressman Tom Price (GA-06): “It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.” [NPR, 9/8/11]
  • Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (NC-02): “it’s not the answer…these tiny little feel good measures. We don’t need more gimmicks.” [CNN, 11/30/11]

You can view a complete list of other House Republicans who have opposed the payroll tax cut in the past here.


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