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Boehner Argues for House Payroll-Tax Bill

On Meet the Press, Rep. John Boehner (R., Ohio) reiterated his opposition to a two-month extension of the payroll-tax holiday. Chiding the Senate for passing such a stopgap measure, Boehner told host David Gregory, “The president said we shouldn’t go on vacation until we get our work done, and frankly, House Republicans agree.”

Boehner stressed that the House bill included a yearlong extension of the holiday as well as reforms to unemployment insurance and approval of the Keystone pipeline. But he mainly argued that a two-month extension left business in the lurch. “If you talk to employers, they talk about the uncertainty,” he said. “How can you do tax policy for two months?”

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