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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:11 PM

Pair of teabaggers booted off House budget committee

http://news.yahoo.com/two-conservative-republicans-booted-house-budget-panel-154212850--business.html

Two of the most conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives have been kicked off the House Budget Committee, a rare move that could make it easier for the panel to advance a deal with Democrats to cut fiscal deficits.

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 his latest offer to avert the "fiscal cliff" of year-end tax hikes and automatic spending cuts. Given their voting records, winning support from Huelskamp and Amash for such a compromise seemed an uphill battle.

Huelskamp released a statement saying the Republican leadership "might think they have silenced conservatives but removing me and others from key committees only confirms our conservative convictions.


Don't let the doorknob hit ya where the good Lord split ya!

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KamaAina Dec 2012 OP
Jeff In Milwaukee Dec 2012 #1
peacebird Dec 2012 #2
louis-t Dec 2012 #3
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #4
KamaAina Dec 2012 #5
MADem Dec 2012 #6
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #8
MADem Dec 2012 #16
Democracyinkind Dec 2012 #9
MADem Dec 2012 #17
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #7
Cha Dec 2012 #19
Rosco T. Dec 2012 #10
LeftofObama Dec 2012 #15
Lex Dec 2012 #11
HonEur12 Dec 2012 #12
KamaAina Dec 2012 #13
LeftInTX Dec 2012 #20
KamaAina Dec 2012 #22
LeftInTX Dec 2012 #23
Lex Dec 2012 #14
Cha Dec 2012 #18
mucifer Dec 2012 #21

Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:12 PM

1. The rebels are preparing to fire on Fort Boehner (nt)

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:13 PM

2. Fantastic saying! "Don't let the doorknob hit ya where the good Lord split ya!"

Love it!

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:18 PM

3. "confirms our conservative convictions"

I would love to see some conservatives convicted. This paves the way fer "teaparty part 2" and I, for one, can't wait to see what kind of crazy happens next.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:18 PM

4. Why did they let Lyan-Ryan stay in as chairman??

they gave him an exemption on stay on as chairman

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:20 PM

5. Lyin' Ryan is precisely the reason the dimwitted duo got the boot

Huelskamp and Amash had said that despite sweeping changes to the Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs, committee chairman Paul Ryan's budget did not make deep enough cuts to entitlement programs and military spending....

Huelskamp and Amash cast the only House Budget Committee votes against Ryan's budget plan earlier this year.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:22 PM

6. In other words, they weren't just Wingnutty-crazy, they were Super Wingnutty-crazy! nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:31 PM

8. That made me laugh ...

Thanks.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:55 PM

16. We got to find hilarity in some truths!!! nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:31 PM

9. Imagine how extremely Wingnutty one must be in order to be too Wingnutty for Ryan...


We're talking astronomical dimensions here...

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Response to Democracyinkind (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:59 PM

17. +1!!! nt

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:28 PM

7. okay

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:03 PM

19. HAHA The Stupid Burned.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:37 PM

10. Ohhh this is gonna get good...

popcorn anyone?

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Response to Rosco T. (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:45 PM

15. Move over,

Extra butter please!

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:57 PM

11. OOOhhhh, I can't wait to see how this plays out. This is deliciously bad for the GOP.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:18 PM

12. Confused.

 

Who made this decision? Sorry if I missed it. Boehner himself?

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Response to HonEur12 (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:29 PM

13. Most likely.

Through something called the "Republican Hose Steering Committee".

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:45 PM

20. Hose Steering Committee LOL

I wonder if they were blasted away with a fire hose or tied up and hauled off via a garden hose?

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:14 PM

22. Just saw that.

I was thinking more like the rubber hose in the interrogation room.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:59 AM

23. That's a good one - LOL

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Response to HonEur12 (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:31 PM

14. It's in the article.

This is a passage from the article linked:

Boehner spokesman Michael Steel declined to be specific on the reasons for their ouster by the House Republican Steering Committee, which occurred Monday in a closed-door meeting.

"The Steering Committee makes decisions based on a range of factors," Steel said.


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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:01 PM

18. Huelskamp from Kansas means it only confirms his

lying asshole way of treating his fellow Americans. Glad he's bitter.. rofl

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:40 PM

21. So all the people who think the ryan plan is wingnutty enough can stay on the committee.

But, if members feel that ryan's plan is too LIBERAL, they got kicked off the committee.

Wow, this doesn't really make me feel good.

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