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Conservatives Kicked Off Budget Committee to "Get a Deal"

Dan_NV Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 1:42 PM
During the last negotiations over raising the debt limit, it was Mitch McConnell that pulled the rug out from the House Republicans by agreeing to Harry Reid's proposal that has now put us at the edge. This time, Boehner isn't going to allow those fiscally conservative mavericks in the house to get in the way of his kowtow. Is there any doubt at all where the problem lays in the Republican Party? Can you say the GOP establishment milksops?

It's official. Two of the most conservative Republicans in the House have been kicked off of the House Budget Committee by Speaker John Boehner.

Representatives Tim Huelskamp of Kansas and Justin Amash of Michigan - both favorites of the anti-tax Tea Party movement - are among those Republicans voting most often against House Speaker John Boehner.

Huelskamp and Amash, who both will begin second terms in the House next month, voted against last year's deal to raise the federal debt limit and staunchly oppose any tax increases. Boehner has now included new revenue in...