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Boehner Punishing Fiscally Responsible Legislators

vietnamvet Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 11:37 AM
Contact your Congressman and advise him/her to vote against keeping Boehner as Speaker of the House.
Reginald10 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 3:40 PM
Yes, I plan to.
Rumor has it that our Rep. Bill Shuster will be targeted next primary for being too RINO. He could improve his image by voting against Boehner. He may need reminded that the seat he holds, and that his father held before him, isn't an heirloom. It's OURS, not his.

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...