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DONT WANT TO CUT SPENDING! Republican does not mean fiscal conservative! Boohoo Boehner is booting the Reps who want to make spending cuts NOW, not later. What a disgrace.

As noted on Reason 24/7, several conservatives in the House have been removed from seats on the House Budget and House Financial Services Committees. From Roll Call:

Reps. David Schweikert of Arizona and Walter Jones of North Carolina were booted from the Financial Services Committee. Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan and Tim Huelskamp of Kansas were removed from the Budget Committee.

According to a source, Schweikert was told that he was ousted in part because his “votes were not in lockstep with leadership.”

…All of the lawmakers other than Jones were rebellious right-wingers. Huelskamp and Amash, for instance, both voted against the budget proposed by Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin in committee and on the floor, because it did not cut spending fast enough. They also voted against the current continuing resolution that is funding the government through the end of March.

In addition to voting against the last continuing resolution of the budget-less fiscal year 2012, Amash, Huelskamp, Jones and Schweikert all voted against the Budget Control Act last summer that raised the debt ceiling and help set the scene of the upcoming fiscal cliff.

http://reason.com/blog/2012/12/03/does-t...rious-abou

Report: Justin Amash among 'rebellious' GOP reps booted from key U.S. House panels

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, was booted from the House Budget Committee, potentially for past votes against key pieces of legislation promoted by his party, according to capitol newspaper Roll Call.

Amash, who last month won a second term in Congress, was among several Republican lawmakers shuffled to other committees for breaking with party leadership, Roll Call reported.

The newspaper cited anonymous sources who claimed Amash and the others were removed from key committees because House leaders are hoping to put the "fractious" caucus in order.

Amash spokesman Will Adams declined to comment on Roll Call's report because his office had yet to receive Amash's official assignments.

Adams said he had expected that news by close of business Monday, Dec. 3, but as of 4:30 p.m., he had not heard.

Roll Call's report said Amash and others, including Reps. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., and Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., were "rebellious right-wingers" during the last Congress:

Huelskamp and Amash, for instance, both voted against the budget proposed by Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin in committee and on the floor, because it did not cut spending fast enough. They also voted against the current continuing resolution that is funding the government through the end of March.

The Roll Call piece does not include comment from Amash or his staff, but Schweikert was quoted by Politico as saying he was booted for voting against the party leadership.

A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner told Roll Call and Politico a number of factors go into committee assignments.

Amash, who explains each of his votes on Facebook, earned the nickname "Mr. No" during his time in the state House because he often voted against presented legislation.

He told the New York Times in April 2011 he did not believe his votes against legislation approved by party leadership had annoyed his superiors.

The newspaper wrote a profile of Amash, centering on his propensity for being the "most contrarian" freshman lawmaker in the Congress that will end this month.

"I don’t think they’ve been annoyed by the votes,” Amash told the Times. “I think they respect my approach, and I respect theirs as well.”

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/i..._rebe.html

GOP Steering Committee Shuffles Conservatives

Speaker John A. Boehner initiated today a small purge of rebellious Republicans — mostly conservatives — from prominent committees; it’s the latest instance of the Ohio Republican’s clamping down on his fractious conference.

The decisions were made by the GOP Steering Committee at a Monday meeting, which reviewed a spreadsheet listing each GOP lawmaker and how often he or she had voted with leadership, three sources said.

Reps. David Schweikert of Arizona and Walter Jones of North Carolina were booted from the Financial Services Committee. Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan and Tim Huelskamp of Kansas were removed from the Budget Committee.

According to a source, Schweikert was told that he was ousted in part because his “votes were not in lockstep with leadership.”

Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner, said, “The Steering Committee makes decisions based on a range of factors.”

One GOP leadership aide said, “Changes are made for a variety of reasons, most often at the request of committee chairs.”

Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina, an outspoken conservative, was placed on the Financial Services Committee, something that a second leadership aide noted to demonstrate that voting record was not the only reason behind the changes.

All of the lawmakers other than Jones were rebellious right-wingers. Huelskamp and Amash, for instance, both voted against the budget proposed by Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin in committee and on the floor, because it did not cut spending fast enough. They also voted against the current continuing resolution that is funding the government through the end of March.

The moves sparked a quick backlash, with Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham calling Schweikert’s ouster “unthinkable.”

Schweikert defeated Rep. Ben Quayle in a contentious GOP primary and was not regarded as leadership’s first choice in that race. Schweikert’s tactics in the rough-and-tumble primary, according to several sources, rubbed leaders the wrong way.

A GOP lobbyist emailed about the Schweikert situation, “Wow. Don’t F w Jeb.” The reference was apparently to incoming Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling of Texas, the departing GOP Conference chairman.

The decisions came as a major surprise to Republican members. When first contacted about the changes, several of the lawmakers’ offices said they had not yet been notified.

The shuffling is the latest sign that Boehner is flexing his muscle with the right flank of his conference as he seeks a united front during tense fiscal cliff negotiations with President Barack Obama.

A GOP strategist said, “This is a move that the whip team has been advocating for some time. They are using all of the tools at their disposal.”

http://www.rollcall.com/news/gop_steerin...601-1.html
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This is why we need term limits and Bawling Boehner has got to go.
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Boehner is a piece of shit, as is 90% of the Republican party.
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Valorius;49057 Wrote:Boehner is a piece of shit, as is 90% of the Republican party.

Well I'm not going to rank it as high as 90%. I ideologically identify more with the GOP than I do with Democrats quite a number of instances, but I don't vote party line.


Your first statement though is absolutely unequivocally dead on.
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The republicans have turned their backs on their very ideals to try and win a popularity contest with bottom feeders and minorities.

What is it that they call someone that turns his back on all his beliefs just to be popular?
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this is the typical republican politicians we all know: cowards. this also shows that the big government republicans are truly inept about economics.

calling for increased revenue will mean increased spending for politicians. why put a limit on spending or decrease spending when you can raise taxes to continue to fund your big government craziness?

here's the thing, the democrats have the republicans by the balls and the republicans have the democrats by the balls. what I mean with that is that the democrats DO NOT want to cut ANY welfare spending because it's apparent that they like keeping people poor, reliant on government and to get paid for doing nothing while the republicans DO NOT want to cut ANY military spending because they think it's necessary to have a base in almost every country in existence and to continually bomb nation after nation, for if we don't, they'll steal our freedoms...apparently.
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By the way, the spending "cuts" the dems are talking about arent even cuts....they are just reductions in PROJECTED spending.

Not one single dollar from TODAY'S budget (oh wait, the US gov't doesn't even have a budget!!!) would be affected.

It is high past time we burned the whole god damn government complex in DC to the ground.
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Valorius;49079 Wrote:It is high past time we burned the whole god damn government complex in DC to the ground.

Yeah...this is beyond republican democrat...

We just need to hit control-alt-delete and start over.
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Valorius;49079 Wrote:By the way, the spending "cuts" the dems are talking about arent even cuts....they are just reductions in PROJECTED spending.

Not one single dollar from TODAY'S budget (oh wait, the US gov't doesn't even have a budget!!!) would be affected.

It is high past time we burned the whole god damn government complex in DC to the ground.

that's no different than what the republicans talk about either.

Paul Ryan's budget? yeah, that was a joke. balance the budget in like 20-30 years? what a terrible joke.
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They should give the dems everything they want, may as well get this party started.
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