House GOP Bitter Over Payroll-Tax Fix

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House Republicans are none too pleased about the last-minute solution to the payroll-tax fight. Some are angry with their counterparts in the Senate, who approved the two-month extension on the tax cut, after House members had almost unanimously rejected it days before. Conservative freshmen were particularly miffed. “The House Republicans made a firm, sound point. And when push came to shove, we lost our way,” said Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), adding that the extension was “bitterly consistent with what happened all year long.” Congressional Dems, meanwhile, cheered the deal. “Everything we do around here does not have to wind up in a fight,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.