A little bit ago Steny Hoyer tried to get the House to vote for the payroll tax cut. In doing so he showed how the House Republicans are truly cowards on this issue.
Here's what Hoyer said:
“Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask for unanimous consent that we bring up the bill to extend the tax cut to 160 million Americans, as you walk off the floor Mr. Speaker, you’re walking away, just as so many Republicans have walked away from middle-class tax payers, the unemployed, and very frankly as well from those who will be seeking medical assistance from their doctors — 48 million senior citizens.”
Things are even getting so bad for the House Republicans that they are losing Fox News and especially Charles Krauthammer
This is showing how John Boehner truly has no leadership skills. The House GOP is going to lose this fight. It's them against the Democrats and even the Senate Republicans. Boehner has capitulated his leadership to the few Tea Party members in his caucus and is ignoring everyone else. That's why they refuse to allow a true up or down vote. Boehner knows if that happens the bill will pass and he will upset those poor little Tea Party members of his party.
The most disgusting part of this is that we know they are going to cave, but instead want to play this bullshit political stunt. That means 160 million Americans are going to be celebrating Christmas with the fear of their take home pay going down next year just because Boehner and his merry band of whiny teabaggers are upset.
You want your "war on Christmas"? Well there it is!