Boehner Alludes to Plan to Hold Payroll Tax Hostage for Keystone Pipeline

Gird yourself --- it looks like we're in for another standoff:

On Fox News Sunday this morning, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told Chris Wallace that “We’re going to do everything we can to make sure the Keystone Pipeline is approved.” When Wallace pressed him whether Republican leadership would make the pipeline a condition for extending the payroll tax holiday, Boehner admitted, “We may,” adding (several times) that “All options are on the table.”

One can't help but wonder what would have happened if the administration and the Democrats had said "go ahead, make my day" when Boehner and the Destroyers first started this debt ceiling nonsense last spring. At this point it's hard to see how it's ever going to end.

Hullabaloo / By Digby

Posted at January 23, 2012, 4:16am

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