“Boehner Builds Case for Longer Tax Cut Extension” to Provide Certainty for Job CreatorsPosted by Press Office on December 19, 2011
Americans are tired of Washington’s short-term fixes and gimmicks, which are piling uncertainty on job creators at a time when millions are already out of work. Democrats and Republicans agree the payroll tax cut needs to be extended for a full year to provide relief for Americans struggling in President Obama's economy. Congressman Boehner, who used to run a small business in the private sector, where he met a payroll, and hired workers, reiterated this morning that a mere two-month extension of the payroll tax cut creates further uncertainty:
“Boehner Builds Case for Longer Tax Cut Extension. A two-month extension, by contrast, ‘causes uncertainty for job creators,’ he said. That will dilute its economic impact. ‘The idea that tax policy can be done two months at a time is the kind of activity that we see here in Washington that has really put our economy off its tracks,” Boehner said.” (Portfolio.com, 12/19/11)
“House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Monday morning that the House is poised to defeat a Senate-passed bill to extend the payroll tax cut for two months and instead will send the bill to a bicameral conference committee, because, Boehner said, the Senate bill “creates uncertainty” for the U.S. economy.” (The Washington Post, 12/19/11)
“The House intends to vote down a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut that cleared the Senate late last week, Speaker John Boehner said Monday, and request immediate negotiations on a full-year renewal that can provide ‘certainty for people who are trying to create jobs.’” (Associated Press, 12/19/11)
“A two-month extension ‘causes uncertainty for job creators,’ Boehner told reporters, adding that House and Senate lawmakers should sit down and ‘do our work.’” (USA TODAY, 12/19/11)
“House Speaker John A. Boehner said Monday the House will insist on a full-year extension of the payroll tax cut… He said that doing tax cuts in two-month increments doesn’t give the economy certainty.” (The Washington Times, 12/19/11)
“Boehner repeated that he believes the two-month deal ‘creates uncertainty for job creators.’ ‘Americans are tired of Washington's short-term fixes and gimmicks,’ he said.” (Los Angeles Times, 12/19/11)
“Boehner said on NBC's ‘Meet the Press’ on Sunday that a two-month extension would create uncertainty for workers and employers at a critical time for the economy.” (Reuters, 12/19/11)
Tonight the House is expected to officially decline the Senate proposal and instead vote to formally move to a conference committee – the formal process in which the House & Senate can resolve differences between two bills. At the same time, the House is set to take up a measure that reinforces the need to extend the payroll tax relief for one year to provide certainty to job creators.
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