Skip to comments.The no votes: 22 GOPers who balked Boehner
Posted on 07/29/2011 4:32:13 PM PDT by americanophile
Speaker John Boehner pushed his debt-ceiling bill through the House Friday night with the support of 218 Republicans. Here are the 22 no votes:
Justin Amash (Mich.) Michele Bachmann (Minn.) Chip Cravaack (Minn.)
Jason Chaffetz (Utah) Scott Desjarlais (Tenn.) Tom Graves (Ga.) Tim Huelskamp (Kans.) Steve King (Iowa) Tim Johnson (Ill.) Tom McClintock (Calif.) Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) Ron Paul (Texas) Connie Mack (Fla.) Jim Jordan (Ohio) Tim Scott (S.C.) Paul Broun (Ga.) Tom Latham (Iowa) Jeff Duncan (S.C.) Trey Gowdy (S.C.) Steve Southerland (Fla.) Joe Walsh (Ill.) Joe Wilson (S.C.)
CORRECTED: Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) voted YES on the Boehner bill. That was incorrect in the initial list. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has been added to the list.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
All I know is that my congressman has been quietly cutting spending and regulations since being seated so I can accept this vote.
After all he defeated the brother of tea party basher Tom Rooney in the primary.
you are lucky to have such a good congressman.
i certainly don’t doubt him, or his motives.
especially since i respect you and your judgment.
(but many honest men, being honest themselves, are too trusting.)
and again, i very sincerely pray he is correct, for the sake of our children’s future. (that’s my #1 concern.)
We need to know who those 4 are - because they did it for personal political points. Not someone I would support -
Very important that we know who they are...
It was 6....not 4.
Other GOP members — and one Democrat — waited until the final minutes to cast their votes.
Those members are:
Ted Poe (TX)
Steven Pearse (NM)
Dan Lungren (CA)
Mike McCaul (TX)
Steve Latourette (OH)
Doug Lamborn (CO)
Parker Griffith (AL)
Sean Duffy (WI)
Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
Michael Burgess (TX)
Brian Bilbray (CA)
Joe Barton (TX)
Worse, Boehner and a handful of House RINOs will join with Pelosi and her Dems to pass whatever Reid cobbles together. This is the same coalition that foisted TARP on us.
A short term deal that has one or two real cuts, and requires the debt limit to be revisted in 30-60 days would be better, than a fake "grand bargain" where all the cuts come 5-10 years down the line and allows Obama to keep burning through money until after the 2012 election.
Boehner and his band of merry RINOs need to know that this will be the end their political careers if they side with the Dems and the President on this most important issue. Is it possible for the House Republican caucus to oust the Speaker during the term of Congress? Is it possible for a new Speaker Cantor to remove turncoats from committee assignments?
i defer to Roccus, above in post 32.
(apparently he listened more carefully than i did. and apparently there are 6, not 4.)
but, Mark Levin did say, it was unlikely we’d ever find out their names, so i don’t think even the honest 16 know.
...I’m not sure we’ll ever know.
Hooray to these 22 brave patriots, and particularly to the South Carolina delegation which stayed firm.
I don’t know how Speaker Feigner picked off the other Tea Party congressman, but they may later come to regret it as much as those who fell for the “we have to pass TARP now” crowd.
I didn’t listen to TGO....I watched the vote.
Five Democrats didnt vote. Among them, three were California Democrats: Reps. Maxine Waters, Jackie Speier and Joe Baca. The two others, Reps. Gabrielle Giffords (Ariz.) and Maurice Hinchey (N.Y.) have been absent for medical reasons.
why didn’t these democrats vote????
Something is suspicious. Were they afraid the bill might not pass???
This is why Texas Republicans re-districted Ron Paul out of his district...
I'm still proud of the no voters.
“I believe some of these 20 holdouts are doing so not solely on principle but,knowing the bill would pass without their vote, safely cast their no vote more for personal political credits”
Well, I’ll make one observation: those 218 Repubs. who voted for this turkey couldn’t have done so on principle because it doesn’t do beans about changing the spending/debt trajectory that is overwhelming us. This bill makes a very small cut to the future INCREASE in spending, and almost all of that is in the “out” years.
RummyChick in #45 has the goods on this.
awesome info. thanks !
You are 100% right. Remember the old "Less is more" mocks that the rats sent our way in 95? Heh-heh
Honestly I don’t think most FReepers know what their congressmen are up to when nobody’s looking let alone how clueless the general population is.
He’s gotten a $20 million cut from funding for the arts (he asked for 50) He’s gotten some OSHA regulations rolled back for small businesses. He’s sponsored a bill to halt the mandate that insurance companies use faulty FEMA maps. He supports the small business paperwork elimination act. He’s voted against tax credits for wind energy and signed the no climate tax pledge and has officially stated that cap and trade has zero impact on global temperatures. He’s also cosponsored or sponsored every domestic energy bill to pass in front of him. He also has a lifetime ACU rating of 98%.
I can accept one vote I disagree with.
If Maxine waters, baca and speier were there...then perhaps they had to wait to see if those Dems voted...because had they voted then Boehner would have needed the last minute votes.
I don’t understand it.
Our system of government was specifically designed such that if the House, Senate and President don’t agree on something, it doesn’t become law. The idea was that if there was not a general consensus on something then it was not reasonable.
Even then laws are subject to general judicial review and even then may not be enforced by the executive (See the Alien and Sedition Acts http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_and_Sedition_Acts#Aftermath).
What we are facing today, inevitable bankruptcy due to political weakness, is not reasonable. It should not become law.
You seems to get the balances part right but skip over the checks part of Checks and Balances.
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