Detroit Free Press quotes Joe Schwarz in article, "House Republicans delay payroll tax cut and push voters' buttons"

December 22, 2011

The Detroit Free Press spoke with Joe Schwarz about the debate in Congress over the extension of the payroll tax cuts set to expire on December 31, 2011.

A proposal to extend the tax cuts for two months, allowing more time for Congress to work on a longer-term plan, has been approved by the Senate but is being blocked by Republican members of the House. As this article's author Todd Spangler explains, many now wonder how this conflict will affect the GOP.

"I think the Republicans have hurt themselves," Schwarz explained to the Detroit Free Press. This conflict reveals that Congress is "fatally poisoned with partisanship," he said.