Boehner opposes payroll tax deal

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House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Sunday that he was opposed to the extension of payroll tax cuts the Senate passed Saturday by an overwhelming majority, according to the New York Times.

The Senate passed a two-month extension to payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits - a move that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said was worked on with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and was agreed to by both political parties, reported the Washington Post.

"Well, it's pretty clear that I and our members oppose the Senate bill," Boehner said, according to the Washington Post. "It's only for two months."

But the New York Times called Boehner's position "what appeared to be an about-face."

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