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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:16 PM

6. GOP leaders remove 4 from plum House committees

 

http://news.yahoo.com/gop-leaders-remove-4-plum-house-committees-195415482--finance.html

BOEHNER'S BAGGING THE TEA BAGGERS....

House Speaker John Boehner's decision to take plum committee assignments away from four conservative Republican lawmakers after they bucked party leaders on key votes isn't going over well with advocacy groups that viewed them as role models. Reps. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas and Justin Amash of Michigan will lose their seats on the House Budget Committee chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan next year. And Reps. Walter Jones of North Carolina and David Schweikert of Arizona are losing their seats on the House Financial Services Committee. The move is underscoring a divide in the Republican Party between tea party-supported conservatives and the House GOP leadership.

"This is a clear attempt on the part of Republican leadership to punish those in Washington who vote the way they promised their constituents they would on principle instead of mindlessly rubber-stamping trillion dollar deficits and the bankrupting of America," said Matt Kibbe, president of the tea party group FreedomWorks.


SUCKS TO BE YOU, MATT

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"The GOP leadership might think they have silenced conservatives, but removing me and others from key committees only confirms our conservative convictions," Huelskamp said in a statement Tuesday. "This is clearly a vindictive move and a sure sign that the GOP establishment cannot handle disagreement."


ACTUALLY, YES, YOU ARE SILENCED, TIM

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All four lawmakers had voted against the summer 2011 deal negotiated between Republican leaders and President Barack Obama for extending the government's ability to borrow money in exchange for $1 trillion in spending cuts and the promise of another $1 trillion in reduced deficits. Three of the four, the exception being Schweikert, voted against the Ryan-written GOP budget blueprint that the House passed last March. Their removal from key committees with jurisdiction over the two issues was viewed by some as a signal to other Republican lawmakers to look favorably on whatever final deal Boehner and Obama put together to avert a "fiscal cliff" combination of automatic tax increases and spending cuts in January.

I THINK IT'S PAYBACK FOR NOT GETTING "THE GREAT BETRAYAL" PASSED INTO LAW WHEN IT WAS STILL FEASIBLE...THAT DEAL IS OFF THE TABLE, NOW. AND WE ARE A BETTER NATION FOR IT. AND OBAMA HAS FOUND HIS SPINE...MAY HE NEVER LOSE IT AGAIN!

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