You may not agree with the Republican Party, but at least it stands for something -- and is then firm in its principled resolve. From The Hill:
Republicans earlier this year dismissed an extension of the [payroll tax] cut as a "sugar high" that would do little to create jobs.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell [now says], "I think at the end of the day there’s a lot of sentiment in our conference ... for continuing the payroll tax relief."
GOP lawmakers also suggested that ... there was little appetite on their side of the aisle for the expanded break proposed by Obama in his September jobs bill.
Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona ... said [Sunday] that the current payroll tax cut had done little to stimulate the economy.
GOP leaders in the lower chamber have [now] said they are willing to work with the White House and Democrats on the payroll tax cut.
Republicans on Tuesday dismissed the upcoming payroll tax and millionaire surtax vote.