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WH Blames "Tea Party Revolt" For Likely Rejection Of Payroll Tax Cut

White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said it is a "Tea Party revolt" that would be responsible for the House rejecting a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut.

"Speaker Boehner's position on Sunday was not the position that he had on Saturday when the 89 Senators came together to pass a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut. Let's think on that. 89 Senators, the Republican leadership. You can't get 89 votes in this day and age for apple pie, yet they all supported this. The did it with the understanding that the House would approve this two-month extension and Speaker Boehner got on the phone with his caucus, tried to sell it. He had a Tea Party revolt. He reversed his position and he's now putting danger, a tax increase of a $1000 on 160 million Americans in like 12 days now," Pfeiffer said on MSNBC.

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