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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Republicans Refuse to Cut Taxes!

Conservative Republicans in the House voted down a compromise measure from the Senate that would cut the payroll tax, extend unemployment benefits and maintain Medicare reimbursement fees for physicians for a period of two months.  The two-month duration of the measure would have provided time to  negotiate a longer-lasting agreement. 

The House gave a bill the axe
That would cut back the payroll tax
Though folks are in need
The tea party decreed
“It ain’t no skin off our backs”

They said it was time to get tough
Two months just isn’t enough
Why not for a year?
They said with a sneer
And then they flew home in a huff.

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