Boehner: Tax cuts punt ‘most irresponsible thing I have seen’

September 27, 2010 04:06

Boehner slammed Democrats for demurring on the tax vote, saying it “sounds like they’re just going to punt the ball until a lame-duck session.” “I think she’s afraid,” McCarthy said of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). “She’s got 37 Democrats in her own party that say they want to extend all the tax cuts.”

By Bridget Johnson at The Hill


“There will be no increase in middle-income taxes,” Hoyer vowed.

“By leaving town without an up-or-down vote to stop the Obama tax hike, Democrats are giving middle-class families and small business owners one more reason to replace the arrogance and irresponsibility of this Congress with Republicans who are serious about getting this economy moving again,” NRCC spokesman Paul Lindsay said.

“You know, what it gets down to is we can count and we know we don’t have 60 votes for our tax position,” Durbin said. “We want to basically say after the election when we still face a deadline, by the end of the year we’ll take up all of these tax issues. That to me is the only realistic way to address it.”

“The American people are asking where are the jobs,” Boehner said. “We don’t have jobs because of all the uncertainty coming out of this administration and this Congress.”


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