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Boehner Punishing Fiscally Responsible Legislators

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...