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 ...
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.
Measure Title: A bill to express the sense of the Senate on shared sacrifice in resolving the budget deficit.
Vote Counts: YEAs 76 NAYs 23 Not Voting 1
GOP Senators wanting "shared sacrifice" (AKA higher taxes!):
Not voting Wicker (R-MS)
So it was the 5 from SC plus one other pub that made up the six who voted after it passed.
I would vote in favor of “shared sacrifice” if it means having the 49-51% who pay nothing start paying part of the burden. Otherwise, NO.
Steve King - IA-5 - NO
Tom Latham - IA-4 0 NO
The two Iowa GOP reps did their jobs today.
>> Im donating to all the No voters and keeping an eye on the yes dudes
Only support the definitely Noes. A handful changed their vote from Yea at the last minute once certain the bill would pass without their vote.
> “So it was the 5 from SC plus one other pub that made up the six who voted after it passed.”
No, you got that backwards. RummyChick listed the names of those who waited, which didn’t include any South Carolinians.
Five minutes before the vote, I called Rep. Steve Southerland’s office and they told me he was voting No. And he did.....
Now I’m confused. The article says, “the entire GOP South Carolina delegation waited until the final seconds to cast their not vote” but the list below includes them in the first part (along with Bachmann, for instance) and then says, “Other GOP members — and one Democrat — waited until the final minutes to cast their votes.” [And lists some Republicans (none of them South Carolinians) along with the one Democrat Lloyd Doggett]
“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)”
Which is true? The account sounds contradictory to me.
Want to keep your jobs, Republicans...stand your ground and you’re in!
I’m so disappointed in Todd Rokita (R-IN). A lot of good rhetoric during the election, but his actions are defining him.
We’ll remember ya in the 2012 primary, Todd.
Good Idea. Anyone with Facebook and Twitter should go to their pages and thank them.
I'm donating now
This is the email I just sent my Rep.
Message Subject: I’m disappointed in you.
Representative Rokita: I was hesitant to throw my support to you in the last election. Steve Buyer left some big shoes to fill. I knew that as SOS, you had let an ineligible candidate on the ballot. I listened and read the endorsements and reassurances of your supporters and eventually I decided to vote for you. I had hoped that you would live up to your election rhetoric, and wouldn’t have to call you or worry about how you would vote on crucial issues, such as the latest spending cut and debt ceiling proposals. I was wrong. So I’m telling you now, I would hope that as a conservative, you would not support ANY bill that raises the debt ceiling, or calls for new revenues (taxes). I would also hope that you are wise enough to understand that without DRASTIC, immediate spending cuts, our future as a country is going to disentigrate. I have two teenage daughters and I truely fear for their future. It is time for all Republican Representatives and Senators to decide whether they will fight for the TEA party principles, or continue the self perpetuation of the GOP elites. Rest assured we are watching your actions. Senator Lugar will be replaced in the primaries, and any other ineffectual office holders will be as well.” Yes I am mad. Not the “you kissed my girlfriend” mad, but rather the, “consider this a divorce” mad. So to borrow from Speaker Boehner, you had better get in line...and not the RINO one!
” Im donating to all the No voters and keeping an eye on the yes dudes. “
I just KNEW there were a few sharp FReepers left ;)
You are aware 4-6 of the “no” votes were quickly changed from “yes” votes at the end of voting...so 4-6 yes votes had “their a$$es in line” as per Boehner if needed. No way to tell who they were....
LET PUSSY BONER KNOW WHAT YOU THINK
Exactly. I don’t understand why people are so afraid of a shutdown. That is what is supposed to happen when the government starts doing things that a majority do not agree with.
It is well-established that there is enough revenue with no new borrowing to pay our debts, our troops, law enforcement, judiciary, and SS/M. A shutdown hurts nobody but government employees in agencies that should not even exist under the Constitution, and government dependents relying on other benefits like foodstamps, housing assistance, Medicaid, etc. We have more than enough revenue to pay for everything that is actually Constitutional, plus the unConstitutional SS/M. Why on Earth would we borrow more money ?
Something people never mention about interest rates going up due to a credit rating downgrade: if you don’t borrow money, it doesn’t matter what the interest rate is. In fact, if you save money the higher interest rates on savings accounts tied to bond issues rewards you. I don’t borrow money and I’m sick of earning 0.25% interest on my savings.
Mick Mulvaney (S.C.)
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Jeff Duncan (S.C.)
Trey Gowdy (S.C.)
Joe Wilson (S.C.)
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SCREW EM. I DON’T WANT A “DEAL” I WANT OBAMA HANGING ON A LEDGE AT THE TOP OF A HI-RISE, WITH ME STOMPING ON HIS KNUCKLES : )
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The only 22 people in the house that I can respect. May their names go down in history as the only ones who tried to save America. And may the hypocrites here on FR get what they deserve in the end. You claim you voted for a tea party. And then you criticize the very ones who were real. Those who demanded the insanity STOP! Flaming hypocrites is all you are. You can’t do math, and you have no common sense besides. I hope you can’t even get a card for the bread line. Eat your borrowed cake while you can.
The whole tea party movement was all for nothing because of you.
Me too. Let’s talk about eliminating all the exemptions, deductions and credits that allow that bottom 50% to contribute less than 10% of their Adjusted Gross Income in Federal Income Taxes. I don’t care how many kids you’ve got, how big a mortgage you took on, or how many solar panels, electric cars, or windmills you bought — pay 10% of your GROSS income.
And I specifically include the fact that a hundred million workers have $10,000+ in employer-paid benefits that are part of their total compensation but are not counted as income for tax purposes. If you receive health insurance, education reimbursement, 401k matching, company vehicle or cell phone, reimbursed meals, or stock options, it should be treated and taxed just like you received cash.
Remember, if EVERYBODY paid 10%, NOBODY would need to be punished with higher rates.
We’ve been fed your type of reasoning for 45 years and look where it’s gotten us.
...by the time this bill gets out of the Senate, no one will recognize it.
I think the fact they held out tells Senate Dems that conservatives aren’t happy with the bill and they’ll have a very tough time sending back something worse.
The economy is on Obama. He’s not going to be able to blame Republicans — though he’ll certainly try.
Debt downgrade and further tanking and Obama will be in the 30’s. That’s the point where someone will Primary him. If a candidate or two pops in... might we see Hilary step up? She wouldn’t want to be the first but if the water is already muddy she may wade in...
EXACTLY! It's like I said up-thread, unless one of the 22 NO votes decide to spill the beans, we will never know who were the potential sell-outs. If no one talks, then ALL 22 are complicit in this deception.
Ya know, I don't know why I get upset about crap like this. I've been on this planet long enough to know that this is what politicians do. They lie, cheat, deceive and obfuscate. It doesn't matter which side they are on ideologically. It is their nature...they can't help themselves.
i have already posted this info on who waited.
Glad to see the SC Five stood their ground!
Now, I’m just waiting for someone to explain yet again why it was so important and such a good thing that the Boehner crap fest was passed, only to be shot down in the Senate in near record speed.
I read the article you linked and it is contradictory in itself. It also does not match up with what I saw on C-Span
I’m not trying to pick a fight with you, just showing that the ONLY way this confusion can be cleared up is if one of the 22 talks.
The confusion over the article is not mine alone....see#70 above
It very well may be that a "NO" vote on this bill does NOT mean what you think it does. A vote against a bill that is still undecided is a principled stand. A vote at the gavel against a bill that already has enough votes for passage is a deception.
I've got to wonder why Boehner or any of the other candidates won't even mention it.
I think perhaps the problem is in the wording.
Some waited until the final seconds. Some waited until the final minutes.
There are two sections in that article.
Here is another article on it.
You and I are on the same page on this. I want these potential sell-outs to be uncovered for exactly what they are....political opportunists....and certainly not “heroes.”
If it was the South Carolina people..I don’t know that I would call them a sell out.
I don’t think they would have gone against Demint on this one.
Why would they wait?
I can see a few reasons.
But the one that made sure Boehner had the votes was the very last vote by his Buddy.
I must be blind....I can only see one.
They could have been trying to trip someone up into thinking that they might vote yes.
The tripped up person covers himself by voting no.
It is a plan that probably wouldn’t work but maybe they gave it a try.
And the question is..why didn’t Maxine Water, Baca, and Speier vote in this down the wire vote.
I theorize it is because they wanted this Bill to pass and their votes would have required Boehner to get more yes votes.