Wow, lots is going on on Capitol Hill. To Summarize:
John Boehner purge some retail conservatives. Why do I call them that? Everyone picks their topics and hammers it home to feed their grassroots. Different parts of the Country have different characteristics and interests and the Representatives themselves have their personalities thrown in the mix. What is most important is that they were, except one, voting against spending. The one that was not proposed to fix social security with a guarenteed inflation adjustment so as spending didn't devalue the benefits. Unfortunately I don't believe that is mathematically realistic AND those with power and money had entitlements expanded so mathematically it redistributes from the working poor to the middle and wealthy classes. Despite almost a decade gain in longevity. The poor generally work sooner and die sooner than the other classes and hence access little of what they pay in to entitlements.
All four voted againt the terrible debt deal when establishment cut and ran to what we have today. As I personally saw the floor collapse at the "ramparts", the establishment, including some of the inside the beltway "conservatives", did a diservice to us that day.
"The panel stripped Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., and Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., from the House Budget Committee. Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., and Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., were given the boot from the House Financial Services Committee. Their specific transgressions aren’t clear, but all four members voted against the 2011 deal to raise the debt ceiling, and three of them voted against the House GOP budget authored by Paul Ryan because they didn’t think it brought the nation’s finances into balance quickly enough.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/inside-story-of-boehners-conservative-purge/#UwdD9lOcH0pmTaJJ.99
As Boehner, Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy experienced harsh failures in their own States from strategic/tactical decisions they made and how they impacted and continue to impact how conservatives are mistreated and discriminated against in the primaries and the General, I'd sumbit they need an attitude adjustment and/or they need to be replaced. To change their minds means we get a sufficient amount of their attention until they cry uncle or we replace them. Simple as that. This is our Country and we can not stand by as inattentive or corrupt or ego driven folks destroy it. It take guts to stand up to bullies (Democrats) to negotiate and gain what we must have and it requires following thru.
Some Republicans are feeling out the edges of surrender, cracking a bit under Obama's "audacity" which any one who has bartered knows should have our goal spiked in the ground way in the negative spending zone to compensate. The House has the power of the purse and have several leverage points they will likely have to play to deeply and almost immediately cut government spending. I think we are all fatigued with surrender and all need some holding the line to prevent this Country becoming a one party Country.
If the House manages to cut deeply and immediately both parties will likely claim responsibility for the economic recovery that will be evident in eighteen months. If we cut deeply enough we are talking legacy for it may well be like the roaring twenties with an older demographic bubble.
I suggest you call or email your Representatives and Senators and tell them you want folks that want to cut deep in both spending and regulation on the Budget and Finance committee. Tell them to hold their ground and then call John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Keven McCarthy's office and tell them they need to rethink things for their strategy so far has brought nothing but loss and they need to confront that fact.
Here is the House website for phone and email http://www.house.gov/
May want to call or email Mitch McConnell's office in the Senate to encourage him to be firm and hold the line. http://www.senate.gov/
Make these calls. And share this with others. This is what we can do today!
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