Gerlach "Votes" Against Payroll Tax Extension
Or rather Gerlach voted to "disagree" with the Senate bill as House Republicans don't want to be seen as voting for a tax hike/against a tax cut. Funny how they complained about such legislative shenanigans with the health care bill. Go figure. Republicans also made clear that the payroll extension be based on a mega pipe line to benefit big oil and substantial budget cuts hitting the poor and middle class...and stopping the EPA from putting new standards on boilers. Boilers? Middle class tax relief is dependent on House Republicans getting their way on boilers? How come renewing the Bush era tax cuts for the rich didn't have such requirements? What is clear about this mess is that the Tea Party gives its orders to Boehner who then gives his orders to Gerlach who dutifully complies. Gerlach is not "our congressman", he is theirs.