Tags: House | freshmen | payroll | tax | cut

House Freshmen Make Their Presence Felt on Payroll Tax Cut Issue

Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 03:17 PM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
House Republican freshmen have made a huge imprint on this year’s legislative debates, none more so than the payroll tax extension, Politico reports.

The Senate passed a compromise two-month extension Saturday, but the House rejected it Tuesday amid objections from conservatives who want a one-year extension. It was the rookies who led the way, with only three of the 87 freshman Republicans in the House voting for the bill.

The 84 rookies are standing up for what they believe is right. “Only in this town can being right be wrong,” Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly told Politico.

“It’s the only place in the world where, if you do the right thing, you’re wrong. Are you kidding me? . . . If you can’t start doing what’s right for the American people, then why the h--- did you come here? We’re $15 trillion dollars in debt, and these people are telling you this is how you should run your business? Give me a break. These people need to get out of here. They drink the Potomac water, and they get infected.”

The freshmen are unfazed by criticism of their stance from The Wall Street Journal editorial board.

“Well look, I haven’t read what The Wall Street Journal writes,” Maryland Rep. Andy Harris told Politico. “Usually I take with a grain of salt what I read or hear anywhere in the media.”

Florida Rep. Dan Webster says he and the other freshmen aren’t looking for a fight. “Nobody wants to be blamed for something, but nobody wants to pass bad policy either,” he told Politico.

“I only have one thing, that’s my vote. I’m responsible for my vote for two years. I’m not going to give it away to a senator or a bunch of screaming Democrats or anyone else. I will do what I think is right.”


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Sen. Mark Pryor Releases Pro-Obamacare Ad in Democratic Campaign

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 12:14 PM

Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor released a rare pro-Obamacare advertisement on Wednesday, but while the ad touts the . . .

Quinnipiac NY Poll Puts Clinton, Cuomo Over GOP 2016 Rivals

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 08:47 AM

New York voters would pick former Secretary of State and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a native N . . .

Hillary Clinton Starts to Embrace Midwest Roots

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 07:54 AM

Hillary Clinton is honing her image as a 'No Baloney' Midwesterner for the approaching 2016 presidential race, The Wall  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved