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From Justin Amash on Facebook (VANITY)
Facebook ^ | December 5, 2012 | Representative Justin Amash

Posted on 12/05/2012 2:07:01 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty

Rumor has it that I’ve been removed from the House Committee on the Budget. Remarkably, I still have not received a single call, e-mail, or text from Republican leadership confirming this story. In fact, I wouldn’t even have learned about it if not for the news reports. I look forward to hearing from my party’s leadership about why my principled, conservative voting record offends them. That’s sur e to be a lively and entertaining conversation.

In the meantime, I can only speculate as to what specifically would make Republican leadership punish several of its party’s most principled members. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, who was kicked off of both Budget and the Committee on Agriculture, voted with me against the 2013 House budget resolution because it does not sufficiently address the federal government’s debt crisis. That was one of only three times during this Congress that I voted against the Chairman’s recommendations in committee. In fact, I voted with the Republican Chairman more than 95% of the time, and I have voted with my party’s leadership more than three-quarters of the time on the House floor.

What message does leadership’s heavy-handedness send? It says that independent thinking won’t be tolerated, not even 5% of the time. It says that voting your conscience won’t be respected. It says that fulfilling your commitment to your constituents to work with both Republicans and Democrats to reduce our debt takes a back seat to the desires of corporate special interests. And, most troubling for our party, it says to the growing number of young believers in liberty that their views are not welcome here.

I’ll miss working with my colleagues on Budget. I don’t relish this situation, but if one thing is clear based on the response from the grassroots, it’s that leadership’s actions will backfire. If they think kicking me off of a committee will lead me to abandon my principles or stifle my bipartisan work toward a balanced budget, I have a message for them: You’re dead wrong.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: boehner; conservative; purge
I would recommend to all of those FReepers on FB to Like his page.
1 posted on 12/05/2012 2:07:10 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty
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To: Eagle of Liberty
"Corporate special interests"?

"My bipartisan work"?

I'll need to learn more about this guy before I get on the bandwagon.

2 posted on 12/05/2012 2:13:39 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Eagle of Liberty

I know absolutely nothing about the gentleman.
But he would be prudent, at least, to wait for word from his party leadership before going on the attack in public.
There are often erroneous or mistaken news reports.......


3 posted on 12/05/2012 2:17:31 PM PST by faithhopecharity (--)
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To: faithhopecharity

You’re right.

But I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s just another victim of Cry-Baby Boner’s vindictiveness against Tea Party types.


4 posted on 12/05/2012 2:21:39 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: wideawake
From what I understand, this man did NOT vote to deny funding to Planned Parenthood.

Also, he endorsed Ron Paul.

I also will refrain from jumping on said bandwagon.

5 posted on 12/05/2012 2:26:32 PM PST by what's up
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To: Responsibility2nd

yes, you could easily be right

(from what today’s news reports seem to indicate about Mr. Boehner.... is the man just nuts, or maybe he doesn’t have any, or is he bought off, or what in the world is going on up there? He and his colleagues were elected to CUT taxes, CUT wasteful and corrupt spending, reduce burdensome over-regulation, and restore some simple sanity in WashingtonDC. Didn’t anybody give him a copy of the playbook, or????)


6 posted on 12/05/2012 2:30:17 PM PST by faithhopecharity (--)
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To: wideawake
"My bipartisan work" = Worked with Dems to change NDAA.
8 posted on 12/05/2012 2:39:32 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: Theoria
From above:

"my bipartisan work toward a balanced budget"

Not sure what that has to do with NDAA.

9 posted on 12/05/2012 2:57:53 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Theoria
And yes, I know that NDAA has a budget aspect to it.

But the Paul partisans are focused on NDAA for other reasons.

10 posted on 12/05/2012 2:59:05 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Eagle of Liberty

So in other words the media could be blowing smoke up our backsides. the guy has not be informed by Boehner that he is off the committee. Interesting how DC works you are dead even before you know you are dead. Sounds more Obama Ministry of Disinformation


11 posted on 12/05/2012 3:01:49 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Eagle of Liberty

He’s my rep and a good one too!


12 posted on 12/05/2012 3:11:50 PM PST by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: wideawake
My reply to your quote of '"My bipartisan work"?' was assuming you questioned his 'bipartisan' work in general, not merely the budget issue.

I merely brought up that one of his joint efforts was dealing with the whole NDAA powers for the Gov't.

13 posted on 12/05/2012 3:13:07 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: what's up
Here's a link to more about the man.
14 posted on 12/05/2012 3:58:28 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.
Looks like this guy's account is contested by others.

My impression is he's just out to make headlines. As he is someone who endorsed Ron Paul somehow I'm not surprised.

15 posted on 12/05/2012 4:11:44 PM PST by what's up
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Don’t forget Congressman Tim Huelskamp
http://www.facebook.com/congressmanhuelskamp

And David Schweikert
http://www.facebook.com/repdavidschweikert

and Walter Jones
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Walter-Jones/15083070102


16 posted on 12/05/2012 4:28:40 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Walter Jones wrote this on his facebook:
Walter Jones shared a link.
Yesterday
http://www.humanevents.com/2012/12/04/house-gop-leadership-purges-conservatives/

I like and respect my party leaders; they’ve got a very difficult job. But sadly, it seems that the Washington GOP establishment hasn’t learned many lessons
from our Republican losses in November.

I wasn’t elected to vote in lockstep with party leaders, particularly when they support things that are bad for the country, like the Wall Street bailouts. Similarly I have proposed spending cuts - like eliminating foreign aid and the federal Department of Education; halting the bailouts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; cutting off funding for Obamacare; and stopping the war in Afghanistan – which they have been unwilling to make.

Republican voters overwhelmingly supported my positions in my primary re-election. In the general election I was honored to receive the highest percentage of any Republican running for congress in the state of North Carolina. Nationally, the verdict on our party’s tactics was less kind.

While some in Washington think that putting constituents and common sense conservative principles first is cause for retribution, I was elected to be an independent conservative voice for Eastern North Carolina, and that’s what I’ll continue to be.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Walter-Jones/15083070102


17 posted on 12/05/2012 4:31:03 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) on the Real News show on The Blaze TV:
http://www.video.theblaze.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=25516899&topic_id=26315628


18 posted on 12/05/2012 4:49:39 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Oh, I’m not forgetting the others in the crosshairs.


19 posted on 12/05/2012 5:55:09 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: wideawake

Yeah, from what I have been able to read, he is strongly opposed to domestic detention language in the NDAA.


20 posted on 12/05/2012 5:58:19 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: MomwithHope

Sounds like a good Guy!


21 posted on 12/05/2012 5:59:15 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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