Boehner: House will reject Obama-Senate tax cut deal

David Jackson
USA Today

House Speaker John Boehner predicted today that the Republican-run House will vote down a White House-Senate deal to extend the payroll tax cut for two months, saying Congress should approve a year-long extension instead.

A two-month extension “causes uncertainty for job creators,” Boehner told reporters, adding that House and Senate lawmakers should sit down and “do our work.”

The House is expected to vote later tonight.

The Senate, however, has left town, and it’s not certain members would return to work on a revised payroll tax agreement. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said he has no plans to re-open negotiations on the two-month tax cut extension that the Senate approved Saturday with 89 out of 100 votes.

All of which means the payroll tax cut dispute could stretch past Christmas and into the new year — when the 2011 cut expires, and Americans face a hike on their payroll taxes…

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