19 Dec '11, 9pm

Payroll Tax Standoff: GOP Pipeline End-Around Could Backfire via @ecopolitology

Payroll Tax Standoff: GOP Pipeline End-Around Could Backfire via @ecopolitology

As news trickled out of Capitol Hill on Sunday that House Republicans would likely reject a Senate bill extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits for two months—a plan that included a provision requiring President Obama to rule on the Keystone XL pipeline within 60 days—many Washington insiders began to publicly speculate that the move could actually spell the end for the controversial oil pipeline. Just as some critics immediately began jumping on Obama for again caving to the demands of House Republicans, other observers had the more nuanced interpretation that the decision to put the Keystone XL provision in the Senate version of the payroll tax cut extension may ultimately be a political stroke of genius. How so? Citing a recent State Department comment that the 60-day window set by both the House and Senate bills would leave it "unable to make a determin...

Full article: http://ecopolitology.org/2011/12/19/payroll-tax-standoff-...

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