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Conservatives Kicked Off Budget Committee to "Get a Deal"

heebie Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 12:26 PM
They are asking to keep the middle class tax cuts in place, he won't agree unless they agree to raise taxes on people making over 200,000 individually or 250,000 for couples. The R's wont agree to that. Main sticking point, plus he doesn't want to touch entitlements or other spending they want to restructure tax code and restructure entitlements and cut spending significantly. In other words they want to act responsibly and they want to buy votes. Why not, it worked in this last election!

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...