It all expires on December 31. America your 9% approval Congress is at it again. No straight up and down vote on the Senate compromise (why: Because it would pass). Â No matter what you hear this is he bottom line: The House is about to vote to toss payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits into limbo. Â The Senate compromise would extend jobless benefits and the payroll tax cuts for 60 days. What do the House GOP Tea Party Republicans want? They voted, not on a straight up and down on what the Senate decided, but to instead toss the process — in effect — into limbo.
In all of this there is nothing in what is being passed that ensures that unemployment benefits or the payroll tax cut will continue. Â Of course, 39 Republicans Senators voted for that compromise. Â Everyone is talking on the “uncertainty” of a 2-month extension. Â What is certain now? Nothing. Â No one knows what will happen next. Period.