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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:34 PM

Prominent Conservative Grassroots Group Slams Boehner’s Counteroffer

Source: TPM



EVAN MCMORRIS-SANTORO 8:14 PM EST, MONDAY DECEMBER 3, 2012


The tea party conservatives aren't feeling Speaker Boehner's fiscal cliff counteroffer.

Americans For Prosperity, the Koch-funded group responsible for funding numerous tea party protests and conservative grassroots efforts, attacked the spending cuts in Boehner's plan as "disappointingly small" in a statement Monday night.

"Sadly this plan leaves Conservatives wanting," AFP president Tim Phillips said. His full statement:

"The President's proposal and Speaker Boehner's counteroffer fail to seriously deal with the reality of the problems facing the nation. Conservatives are looking for a leader to fight against tax increases, to push back against wasteful government spending, and address the fiscal challenges in a bold way. Sadly this plan leaves Conservatives wanting."

AFP policy director James Valvo had similar words for Boehner's plan:

"Speaker Boehner's counteroffer today offers disappointingly small spending reductions. After immediately giving in to higher taxes following the election, the Speaker has now followed up by pulling the best parts of the House budget off the table. The only way to solve the nation's fiscal woes is to reform the runaway entitlement programs and government spending. It is disturbing that this proposal may give up the entire FY2013 spending reductions agreed to in the BCA.”

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Reply Prominent Conservative Grassroots Group Slams Boehner’s Counteroffer (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
PoliticAverse Dec 2012 #1
msanthrope Dec 2012 #3
PSPS Dec 2012 #6
Cha Dec 2012 #8
savebigbird Dec 2012 #2
Cha Dec 2012 #10
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #4
AlbertCat Dec 2012 #22
King_Klonopin Dec 2012 #25
olddad56 Dec 2012 #5
Cha Dec 2012 #11
NMDemDist2 Dec 2012 #20
Cha Dec 2012 #24
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2012 #7
moonlady0623 Dec 2012 #9
BumRushDaShow Dec 2012 #12
jaysunb Dec 2012 #13
SDjack Dec 2012 #15
TygrBright Dec 2012 #14
jmowreader Dec 2012 #17
AlbertCat Dec 2012 #23
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #16
jmowreader Dec 2012 #18
SCVDem Dec 2012 #19
AlbertCat Dec 2012 #21

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:37 PM

1. How did TPM put "Grassroots Group" in the headline, when 2 lines into their article...

they point out it is a "Koch-funded group".

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:39 PM

3. "conservative grassroots" is their polite code for "astroturf." nt

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:40 PM

6. Because the modern-day definition of "journalist" lacks basic logical thinking.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:43 PM

8. THey shoulda mentioned "OxyMoron".

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:38 PM

2. As soon as I read "Koch-funded group" I stopped reading. n/t

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Response to savebigbird (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:44 PM

10. Ya didn't miss anything.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:39 PM

4. This is the heart of what they want to do to us:

reform the runaway entitlement programs

Completely disgusting.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:30 PM

22. reform the runaway entitlement programs

I'm for that!

The only "entitlement" programs I can see that are "runaway" are like:

Defense contractors
Big Oil subsidies
Big Agra subsidies
Big Pharma subsidies
Tax cuts for the very rich
and

Congress' salaries.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:49 AM

25. Second that!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:39 PM

5. why don't they just change the name from tea party to koch party.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:45 PM

11. Why don't We Change It! Good idea.. I just call them teabaggers but

why not just call it like it is.. The Koch Party?

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:25 PM

20. so the koch party is mad at boner?

seems counter-intuitive doesn't it?

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:33 PM

24. Totally, but there it is.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:42 PM

7. Poor Boner

He can't please either side. Time to down another magnum of Merlot.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:44 PM

9. what BS

the only "Entitlements" that need to be cut are the ridiculous pay and benefits our Congress has given itself.

Calling Social Security an Entitlement makes me want to bitchslap some Republicans.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:52 PM

12. Fixed.

..."reform the runaway entitlement programs and government military spending"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:53 PM

13. Good bye Mr Boehner

This is the first and not likely the last shot designed to "excuse" Boehner from the speakership....and I like it, because they will trot out an even more radical speaker to ensure their complete demise.

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Response to jaysunb (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:00 PM

15. That would be best Xmas present ever! nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:59 PM

14. What kind of "grass" are the Koch brothers the "roots" of?

Just curious...

skeptically,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:08 PM

17. Ditch weed, apparently

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:33 PM

23. What kind of "grass" are the Koch brothers the "roots" of?

Switchgrass?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:04 PM

16. Actually ...

This is a good thing ... It presents an opportunity for boehner, and other goppers interested in even the appearance of wanting to govern, to tell the teaparty ... "Go away right F'ing, now!"

Yeah right!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:10 PM

18. If the Koch-suckers at Americans for Austerity dislike Boehner's plan, it would be one thing...

Unfortunately, the plan isn't any good.

I think Boehner hit the trifecta: he is pushing a plan that neither the Professional Left (tm), the centrists or the teabaggers like.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:34 PM

19. Self Destruct Sequence Activated!

Boom goes the parties.

BTW dipshits, it's democratic and democrats. Not you're juvenile crap of calling us democrat!

Call when you grow up and regroup.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:27 PM

21. IOW....

"The counter offer didn't suck enough!"

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