The GOP is so busy trying to spin their protection of millionaires and billionaires at the expense of millions of middle class Americans – Speaker Boehner couldn’t keep his argument straight during today’s press conference:
Today, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was asked during a briefing whether he believes that allowing the payroll tax cut to expire would hurt the economy. He simply replied, “I’m not an economist”:
I’m not an economist. I don’t know what kind of an impact it’s going to have on the economy.
The top U.S. Republican in Congress, in an abrupt shift, agreed with President Barack Obama on Thursday that extending a popular payroll tax cut would boost the struggling U.S. economy.
“I don’t think there is any question that the payroll tax relief, in fact, helps the economy, in allowing more Americans … to keep more of their money,” said John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives.