The article below is from The Washington Times.
I want to refresh your memory.
When the Debt Limit fight was taking place Obama said No temporary deals.
A temporary deal would not provide market stability.
Yet the temporary tax deal is just fine.
Businesses can not comply with a temporary deal.
As it would take months to implement so a permanent deal is needed. 

House Democrats tried Wednesday to force a vote on the Senate’s two-month extension of the payroll-tax cut, but Republicans gaveled the Houseclosed to prevent them from having a chance, as top GOP leaders huddled down the hall to try to figure a way out of the mess.
The House was set to hold a pro forma session, but two top Democrats, Reps. Steny H. Hoyer and Chris Van Hollen, demanded to be recognized to try to force a vote on the two-month extension. House Republicans have blocked that deal, which is strongly backed by President Obama, and are holding out for an extension that covers all of 2012.
Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick, a Pennsylvania Republican who was serving as the presiding officer, banged his gavel to close the session Wednesday morning even as the two Democrats were demanding to be recognized.
“You’re walking out, you’re walking away, just as so many Republicans have walked away from middle-class taxpayers,,” Mr. Hoyer shouted afterMr. Fitzpatrick as he marched off the floor, leaving the two Democrats, both from Maryland, to themselves in the cavernous chamber.
Down the hall in his office, House Speaker John A. Boehner gathered top Republicans to try to figure out a path forward.
“We’re here. We’re ready to work,” Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, told reporters before that meeting. “We’re looking for our counterparts to sit down with us so that we can do what the president, bipartisan leaders in the House and Senate all want, and that’s to extend the payroll-tax cut for one year.”
On Tuesday, Mr. Boehner and his troops voted to go into negotiations with the Senate over the payroll tax, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, said he won’t enter negotiations until the Housefirst passes a short-term measure to give all sides more time to talk.
Last week, the House passed a bill to extend this year’s 2 percentage-point payroll-tax holiday through all of 2012, to extend but overhaul unemployment benefits and to extend full payments to Medicare doctors by two years.
Senators couldn’t reach a similar long-term agreement, so on Saturday they passed a two-month extension of those provisions, though they cut out the new unemployment benefit changes that would have let states conduct drug testing and would have required the unemployed to have a high school diploma or GED certificate, or be working toward one.
That Senate bill passed 89-10, but on Sunday Mr. Boehner said it wasn’t enough, and said the House would insist on negotiations to work out a final agreement between the House and Senate.
Mr. Reid has said he won’t negotiate with the Jan. 1 deadline still hanging over them, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, said she won’t name negotiators to the conference to hammer out final details, arguing the only solution is to pass the Senate’s legislation. Mr. Obama on Tuesday also publicly pressed the House to act on the two-month extension.
On the House floor Wednesday, Mr. Hoyer and Mr. Van Hollen tried to bring up a new version of the Senate’s two-month bill.
After they were denied recognition, they stood in the empty chamber for 20 more minutes, delivering floor speeches to each other about the tax cut. Meanwhile on the dais, House floor staffers were cleaning up after the short session and deserting the chamber, leaving it to the congressmen and their staffers.
If the payroll-tax cut expires, it will affect 160 million workers and would average nearly $1,000 in higher taxes for them next year.
“The Republicans have taken hostage these 160 million people,” Mr. Hoyer said at a press conference after his floor maneuvers.
The House is scheduled to hold pro forma sessions twice a week for the rest of the year, and Mr. Hoyer and Mr. Van Hollen promised to be back to make their request again.


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