In a recent announcement to his followers, Democratic candidate Brad Schneider blasted his Republican opponent Bob Dold along with the Congressional Tea Party members for their stance on the recent extension to the payroll tax holiday.
It will be interesting to see if everyone can come to some type of agreement before the two-month extension runs out or if both parties continue to play the blame game until the primaries are over. My bet is that they won’t come to any long-term agreement!
Below is Brad’s email notice:
You responded and the House GOP climbed down from their tree. Your calls helped move the Tea Party Freshman to finally do the right thing for 160 million working Americans. Your voice made a difference.
As they did last summer with the debt ceiling, and again this fall with the Super Committee, Rep. Bob Dold, along with House Republicans, spent much of the past month playing political games in Washington. They needlessly and inexcusably put millions of working families at risk.
Hundreds of people like you signed our petitions and many called Washington urging Rep. Dold to push for an immediate extension to the payroll tax holiday. Finally, he and his Tea Party cronies came to their senses and supported a temporary extension of the payroll tax holiday so that Congress can have the time to work out the full details of the 12-month extension both sides agree is necessary.
It doesn’t have to be like this. Why it is that the Tea Party Freshman in the House could not immediately see what 89 Senators, including 39 Republicans clearly saw? Simple answer, too many individuals putting partisan politics and their own self-interest ahead of the needs of the middle class. We can change this nonsense by changing our elected representative
What do you think are the chances of any long-term agreement being reached and who do you blame for the gridlock?