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Congress Passes Payroll Tax Cut Extension

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- 2286 days ago -
The GOP-controlled House passed legislation Friday renewing a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more, backing the main items on President Barack Obama's jobs agenda in a rare burst of Washington bipartisanship.

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H Nick H (1826)
Friday February 17, 2012, 4:11 pm
Finally. I just republicans would care more about the average American rather than their own power and greed. They just can't seem to understand the greatest good for the greatest number of people....or mayb they just don't care.

TomCat S (129)
Friday February 17, 2012, 7:45 pm
A win for the good guys

pam w (139)
Friday February 17, 2012, 8:15 pm
A win for ALL of us, Tom.....FINALLY!

William K (308)
Friday February 17, 2012, 9:16 pm
There were concessions to the Republicans, however.

Susanne R (235)
Friday February 17, 2012, 9:25 pm
I'm sure the Republicans voted in favor of this legislation reluctantly, and it had to be very difficult for them, but they did it without tacking on any conditions to placate their corporate masters, and I'm sure most Americans appreciate it. I can't help but wonder if the grassroots efforts of the 99% are starting to get their attention. OWS, of course, represents the biggest effort (and the one that involves the greatest amount of self- sacrifice), but I've never seen so many petitions, letters to the editor, protests, organized e-mail campaigns that make it easy for people to contact their state senators and representatives, and various other initiatives. It's amazing what people can achieve when they put their minds to it.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 4:01 am

Carol H (229)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 4:09 am
happily noted

tammy B (52)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 4:41 am
Suzanne, wouldn't it be interesting to publish the letters each congressmen (okay person) sent to their constituents over time about this issue and their vote....

JL A (281)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 8:37 am
So glad the GOP did their job without holding the country hostage because they wanted not to honor their oaths of office and to represent views at odds with the majority of their constituents.

Arielle S (313)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 9:47 am
I did hear that most of the Republicans who voted for this are up for reelection - perhaps they DO listen ... at least when they are up for reelection.

Jane H (139)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 10:52 am
Hooray--maybe some of the Repugs. are momentarily coming to a little sense.

Esther Z (94)
Saturday February 18, 2012, 7:26 pm
Yessss! It's about time President Obama made those right wingers do something right for the country!

KS Goh (0)
Sunday February 19, 2012, 4:33 am
Thanks for the article.

Xil L (40)
Tuesday February 21, 2012, 3:21 am
one step at a time, thanx, good news.
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