Obama and GOP Clash on Payroll Tax and Oil Pipeline

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The White House and Congressional Republicans are moving toward yet another high-stakes standoff, this time over a proposed extension of the payroll tax holiday and an oil pipeline. Republicans have proposed a plan to continue the payroll tax cut, which the president has advocated, with legislation that would force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Approval of the pipeline, which would stretch from Canada to Texas, was postponed by the State Department because of environmental concerns. President Obama has previously vowed not to pass any payroll tax plan that was attached to other legislation.

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich reports on the latest round of shenanigans on Capitol Hill.

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So an oil pipeline which provides energy and jobs is being blocked by Sen. Reid?
Is that an example of the famous obstruction and disfunction in Congress we hear complained about so much about?

Exactly one year ago was there a cutely sardonic media response to Pelosi and Reid not doing their jobs of submitting a budget and instead adding to their quadrupling of the deficit by engaging in last minute spending and legislation?

Dec. 13 2011 10:05 AM

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