Who in their right mind (no pun intended) believes that a two-month extension of the raid on the Social Security ‘trust fund’ will have any effect on job creation? If taking money from what senior citizens and the disabled depend on will create jobs, then where does it end?
House Republicans totally botched the issue by accepting Obama’s premise that extending the tax cut would create jobs by wanting to take it out to 12 months instead of just two. That Obama did not want a 12 month extension proves that point.
Speaker Boehner blew it by not framing the issue for what it really is. The gross amount of $160 is nothing more than street money given out by the community organizer and paid for by (that 99%) senior citizens and the disabled.