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Boehner Punishing Fiscally Responsible Legislators

Larry1764 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:56 PM
I, too, am appalled that Boehner is showing himself to be so un-conservative. What's more important is the fact that the removal of those fiscal heroes from their committee is an immoral act. I like the idea of a third party with true conservative ideology. However small it be, the enthusiasm (re: original Tea Party action) generated can shake up the Congress, gain seats with each election - provided our elected Reps and Senators do keep their word in every instance, and eventually we will be stronger than the Republican coalition of dubious political genders, and we can eventually become the strong opposition and then the strongest party in office. However long it takes to get a president elected, we will get there. Let's do it. By
Larry1764 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 10:58 PM
the way, thanks to all who have posted so far, without the mindless name-calling which has become all too common on TH. Keep it sane and keep it respectful; that goes a long way toward the image we need to have.

In a controversial move that is already backfiring, last week Speaker John Boehner removed three fiscal hawks from key committees for not voting in lockstep with House leadership. In other words, House members are being punished for wanting to cut government spending and keep the promises they made to their constituents.

Boehner seemingly thought he could quietly remove Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan and Tim Huelskamp of Kansas from the Budget Committee and Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona from the Financial Services Committee without any loud objections outside the halls of Congress. Maybe that would have been the case a...