Compromise Compromised? Boehner Says No to Payroll Tax Deal
With only two weeks before Social Security paycheck deductions are scheduled to rise for most Americans, the Speaker of the House wants to rework the payroll tax agreement that the Senate passed on Saturday.
FOX News Radio’s Steve Taylor reports from Washington:
The Senate bill extends the Social Security payroll tax cut for two months. Republican House Speaker John Boehner says that postponing, not resolving the issue.
(Boehner) “How can you do tax policy for two months?”
Boehner, on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” called for a one-year extension, something the Senate rejected with votes from both parties. Democratic Senator Charles Schumer says House Republicans have only two choices: approve the bipartisan compromise, or be responsible for letting social security taxes rise.
In Washington, Steve Taylor, FOX News Radio.