Deadline nears, Obama wants payroll tax cut action

There are 23 comments on the Athens Banner-Herald story from Feb 11, 2012, titled Deadline nears, Obama wants payroll tax cut action. In it, Athens Banner-Herald reports that:

President Barack Obama is pressuring Congress to extend a payroll tax cut for the rest of the year as another deadline nears for Congress to act or see taxes go up for millions of working people.

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“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#1 Feb 11, 2012
And of course, this means the Repub lead House is against cutting payroll taxes.

Is there any wonder why even FauxNews reports poll numbers that show this repub/t-bag Congress has the lowest approval ratings in the history of approval polls for the House?

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#2 Feb 11, 2012
I thought they were the Bush tax cuts?
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#3 Feb 11, 2012
RustyS wrote:
I thought they were the Bush tax cuts?
You probably also thought this election would be a cake walk for the GOP, but because of Romney, Newtie or Santorum, 20 percent of Republicans plan to vote for Obama.

http://www.personalliberty.com/news/poll-20-p...
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#4 Feb 11, 2012
"I hope you'll pick up the phone, send a tweet, write an email, and tell your representative that they should get this done before it gets too late. Tell them not to play politics again by linking this debate to unrelated issues. Tell them not to manufacture another needless standoff or crisis," Obama said. "Tell them not to stand in the way of the recovery. Tell them to just do their job. That's what our middle class needs. That's what our country needs."

What will prevail tax cuts or pork? Only the pimps in Congress know.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#5 Feb 11, 2012
OneRyder wrote:
And of course, this means the Repub lead House is against cutting payroll taxes.
Is there any wonder why even FauxNews reports poll numbers that show this repub/t-bag Congress has the lowest approval ratings in the history of approval polls for the House?
I don't watch FUX News. Has it mentioned that 20% of Republicans plan to vote for Obama???

http://www.personalliberty.com/news/poll-20-p...

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#6 Feb 11, 2012
OneRyder wrote:
And of course, this means the Repub lead House is against cutting payroll taxes.
Is there any wonder why even FauxNews reports poll numbers that show this repub/t-bag Congress has the lowest approval ratings in the history of approval polls for the House?
would you like some cheese with your whine?

wah, wah, wah foxnews. wah, wah, wah.

it's more than a little telling when you left wing morons constantly bitch and moan about the only non-liberal news outlet...

just stick with your msnbc or pbs...keep your head in the sand, or, up your -ss...or, wherever it is!
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#7 Feb 11, 2012
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
would you like some cheese with your whine?
wah, wah, wah foxnews. wah, wah, wah.
it's more than a little telling when you left wing morons constantly bitch and moan about the only non-liberal news outlet...
just stick with your msnbc or pbs...keep your head in the sand, or, up your -ss...or, wherever it is!
So what do you think? 20% of Republicans plan to vote for Obama.

Since: Feb 12

Valdosta, GA

#9 Feb 11, 2012
I voted for Obama in 2008 but won't this time.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#10 Feb 11, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
<quoted text>
You probably also thought this election would be a cake walk for the GOP, but because of Romney, Newtie or Santorum, 20 percent of Republicans plan to vote for Obama.
http://www.personalliberty.com/news/poll-20-p...
Possibly. Because of his actual record, what he has done, not just said he would do, like open transparent government, 40% of those that voted for obama last time won't this time.
D Vindice

Sacramento, CA

#11 Feb 11, 2012
The corrupt islamofscist African warlord thinks he is slick, telling people he wants to cut taxes during the campaign mode.

Next year he would raise taxes twice-fold.

The shyster needs to be ousted and the White House needs to be restored and fumigated.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#12 Feb 11, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
<quoted text>
So what do you think? 20% of Republicans plan to vote for Obama.
yeah...

and the tooth fairy, santa claus and the easter bunny are coming over for dinner tonight.

believe whatever makes you happy. i haven't noticed reality getting in your way before. why would it now?
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#14 Feb 11, 2012
RustyS wrote:
<quoted text>
Possibly. Because of his actual record, what he has done, not just said he would do, like open transparent government, 40% of those that voted for obama last time won't this time.
Really? You voted for Obama last time? LOL
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#15 Feb 11, 2012
The GOP is toast if it can't even get Republican votes.

RON PAUL 2012!

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#16 Feb 11, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
The GOP is toast if it can't even get Republican votes.
RON PAUL 2012!
wow, you're like a pitbull, aren't ya...you grab onto something and don't let go...
no matter HOW idiotic it is.

on the one hand, i have to admire your tenacity...
on the other hand, multi-tasking isn't a concept you're familiar with. is it.
Lamestream is your Enemy

UK

#17 Feb 11, 2012
Oblunder pushes for the fake tax cut called payroll tax cut and finally submits a budget after 3.5 years - which has nothing EVERYTHING TO DO WITH HELPING HIS ELECTION CAMPAIGN.

This budget will be another broken promise. Oblunder is taking America down the path of ruin because he is easy to black mail with his ridiculous multi-layered photoshopped long form birth certificate released in April 2011.

Oblunder is so incompetent, he let himself get punked with an extremely flawed "official" birth certificate.

We cannot have America and the nation be subject to the whims of enemies because the POTUS is vulnerable to blackmail.

VOTE HIM OUT 2012.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD THE COURTS ARE SELLING HIM OUT TOO. IT IS UP TO A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS TO DECIDE IF HE WAS BORN IN THE US AND A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IF HIS FATHER HAD NO PERMANENT LANDED STATUS AND WAS EVENTUALLY BOOTED OUT OF THE US FOR LYING ABOUT HIS MARRIAGES.
Happeee Valintime

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#18 Feb 11, 2012
RustyS wrote:
I thought they were the Bush tax cuts?
( reak mi lips no more taxi auto-driver ) ;-000
Happeee Valintime

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#19 Feb 11, 2012
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
yeah...
and the tooth fairy, santa claus and the easter bunny are coming over for dinner tonight.
believe whatever makes you happy. i haven't noticed reality getting in your way before. why would it now?
Kerry569! send mi some roses! keeep da chocolate ok ;)
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#20 Feb 11, 2012
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
wow, you're like a pitbull, aren't ya...you grab onto something and don't let go...
no matter HOW idiotic it is.
on the one hand, i have to admire your tenacity...
on the other hand, multi-tasking isn't a concept you're familiar with. is it.
Guess you can't handle the truth. Get uses to it.
Lamestream is your Enemy

Markham, Canada

#22 Feb 11, 2012
"Hidden" mortgage fee paying for payroll tax cut
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-573717...

The new fee is a minimum of one-tenth of 1 percent on Fannie Mae- and Freddie Mac-backed loans, and is likely to go much higher.

It will be imposed for the next 10 years on most mortgages and refinancings and it lasts for the life of the loan.

For every $200,000, it amounts to an extra $15 dollars a month.

It's bad news for Patty Anderson, who's buying a home in Virginia. Anderson will save a couple hundred dollars from having her payroll tax cut extended but her mortgage broker told her the new fee would cost her almost $9,500.

"I was absolutely startled that it would add up to that much," she said.

The $35.7 billion collected in fees won't go into the Social Security fund to replace the lost payroll tax. It goes to the general treasury where Congress can spend it however they please.

"It's actually built into this [interest] rate. You would never see the fee as a cost to you," he said.

"Your pocketbook is being raided in order to pay for a tax policy issue decided at the last minute by probably people who didn't understand fully what they were legislating on."

As you're well aware, this bill came over from the Senate. I don't know how they justified it. We would rather have offset that two-month extension with reductions in spending

OUT WITH THE DEMOCRAT SENATE AND OBAMA 2012. The Democrat Senate are cluesless that Obama is giving out a payroll tax cut that in exchange for a built in fee that will remove money from your wallets over 20 years adding up to $18K.

KEEP YOUR PAYROLL TAX CUT, WHO NEEDS A THIEF GIVING YOU $5 BUCKS IN EXCHANGE FOR $100. VOTE THIS CONNIVING IDIOT BARAK OBAMA OUT OF OFFICE 2012. THE DEMOCRAT SENATE IS CLUELESS TO HIM. KEEP THE HOUSE GOP 2012.

PASS AROUND! URGENT! This is a perfect example of what Oblunder tries to con Americans, stealing while trying to make himself look like he's doing us some favor. This is NOT A DECENT PERSON AT ALL.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#23 Feb 12, 2012
RustyS wrote:
<quoted text>
Possibly. Because of his actual record, what he has done, not just said he would do, like open transparent government, 40% of those that voted for obama last time won't this time.
Where's your link?

Poll: 20 Percent Of Republicans Would Vote Obama Given GOP Field

February 10, 2012 by Sam Rolley

UPI

A new poll indicates that many are unhappy with Presidential choices.

A recent poll conducted by WND and Wenzel Strategies finds that in match ups against Republican Presidential candidates, about 20 percent of Republicans said they would vote for Barack Obama for President.

The poll was conducted by telephone Feb. 1-3, 2012, and has a margin of error of 3.44 percentage points.

“The improvement in Obama’s prospects compared to the four remaining Republican challengers stems largely from two factors,” said pollster Fritz Wenzel.“First, Obama has largely avoided the political limelight while the GOP candidates savage each other with increasing intensity. Second, a smattering of evidence indicates that the economy is getting a little better, which helps the White House in the eyes of the voters. Secondly, the bloody fight for the Republican presidential nomination — by most estimations the nastiest GOP fight in memory — has really hurt the images of the challengers in the eyes of both Republicans and, especially, independent voters. For Republicans, each candidate carries with them now some taint that cannot be ignored.”

According to the poll results, Obama would likely beat any Republican if the election were held today, though Ron Paul has the best chance of beating him. Obama leads Paul in the poll 44 percent to 40 percent, with 16 percent undecided. Also from the poll, Mitt Romney is within single digits of Obama, 48 percent to 41 percent, and has a commanding lead over Newt Gingrich, 50 percent to 36 percent, and Rick Santorum, 49 percent to 34 percent.

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