‘Fiscal cliff’ deal repeals part of ‘Obamacare’

Stephen Dinan The Washington Times 1/1/2013

Tucked inside the “fiscal cliff” deal is a provision repealing the CLASS Act, a giant unfunded mandate that was part of President Obama’s health care law.

The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program was a priority of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and was designed […]

Obama to Boehner in 'negotiations': 'You get nothing...'

Obama to Boehner: ‘You get nothing–I get that for free’

Madeleine Morgenstern The Blaze 12/23/2012

A Wall Street Journal report detailing the broken-down status of talks between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner on the year-end “fiscal cliff” reveals that Obama threatened to use both his inaugural and State of the Union speeches […]

Obama’s Gas Pains

Steven Hayward PowerLine 2/19/2012

Interesting and complementing lead stories in the Washington Post and New York Times this morning, and neither of them can be good for Obama. The Post’s lead story warns of “Taxmageddon” next year, when the payroll tax cut will expire, along with the Bush tax cuts; the Obamacare “surcharges” will also […]

Rep. Allen West: ‘Homebuyers will pay for payroll tax deal’

professor1 It Makes Sense Blog 2/17/2012

Congressman Allen West (R-FL) released this statement today after voting no on the extension of the Payroll Tax Cut:

“Americans are exhausted, out of work and many have simply lost hope in the political system. They have been struggling now with nearly five consecutive years of record job stagnation, […]

‘Let me go on. I’m not yielding my time.’

Caleb Howe RedState 2/7/2012

Renee Ellmers (R-NC), took on Henry Waxman (D-CA) in spectacular fashion today in a joint House-Senate hearing on the payroll tax cut extension.

The article continues at RedState.com

Related: On Monday night we listened to a conference call with Rep. Jeff Landry of Louisiana addressing the payroll tax holiday extension. […]

Congressional aides: Maybe Boehner will bypass the tea-party freshmen and make a deal with Dems on the payroll tax

Allahpundit HotAir.com 1/13/2012

Two words: “Speaker Cantor.”

Seriously, though, I’m skeptical that he’d do this.

House Speaker John Boehner, hoping to spare fellow Republicans a second embarrassing defeat over payroll tax cuts, is prepared to navigate around rebellious Tea Party-aligned lawmakers to get a deal, according to congressional aides…

Boehner’s office would not comment on […]