Skip to comments.Urgent message to the Tea Party Freshmen and fiscal conservatives: HOLD THE LINE!
Posted on 07/28/2011 4:06:09 PM PDT by Jim RobinsonEdited on 07/28/2011 5:06:23 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
HOLD THE LINE!!
They'll have to come back to you. DEMAND a REAL CUT in spending!! Do not under any circumstance approve a debt ceiling increase!! Instead, insist on real spending cuts NOW!! The country is bankrupt. Do not allow them to take us deeper into debt! It's time for the HOUSE to do its job of controlling the spending!
The federal government is bankrupt due to Obama's reckless spending. Cut up his credit cards and force him to quit spending! It's time to put Obama and company into receivership! Make them come to the House to authorize current payments on the debts as they come due so that we don't default. Do not authorize any spending whatsoever on discretionary items until the spending crisis is solved. Pay the obligated social security checks, the military, the interest and the required debt payments, but that's just about it until our fiscal house is in order!
Make no bones about it. We sent you to Washington for one reason and one reason only and that is to take control of our big spending, big taxing problems and get our economy going again so our our people can get back to work!! Do not let the DC ruling class sway you. Do not take your eye off the ball. Do not fail to do your job! Our nation's survival depends upon your vote!!
Tell Boehner to get HIS ass in line!! Cut the damned spending, already!!
Reinforcements are coming in 2012!!
Rebellion is brewing!!
DON'T TREAD ON ME!!
They need to cut at least half a trillion below what they take in so that that half a trillion can be applied to the debts and even then it'll take about 80 years to bring us back to balance.
NOBODY has the guts to face this fact.
Is there a list anywhere online showing which congresspeople are planning on voting which way?
and we got your back.
The democrat base is sacrificing.......nothing.....and will still be receiving.......everything.
There's a big difference between the "needy" and the "wanting." Most of our social spending is scrounged up by the wanting. If the wanting were denied a free ride, the cup for the truly needy would runeth over. The tax slaves would once again be free to pursue their right to life, their right to liberty, and their right to pursue happiness.
Hold that line because we have to!
Tweets aweigh m’boy!
At least with the flat tax,..you will capture some sales revenue from the 14 million illegals.
With a flat tax you also get more from the super rich millionaires and billionaires...drink! They have so many loopholes it is true only the little people pay taxes.
We’ll be updating this list to reflect the latest decisions. Updates or changes? Email email@example.com. Unless otherwise indicated, the source of each Member’s decision is National Journal reporting. Check out the full rundown after the jump.
Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo.
Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich.
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. (multiple news reports)
Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah
Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C. (The Hill)
Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz.
Rep. Phil Gingrey , R-Ga.
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.
Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga. (National Review)
Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio
Rep. Jeff Landry, R-La. (National Review)
Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla.
Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. (The Hill)
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas
Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla.
Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Fla. (The Hill)
Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C. (Fox).
Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill.
Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C.
LEANING NO (3)
Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa (National Review says he describes himself as “strong, strong lean no” and The Hill reports he is a firm no)
Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz.
Rep. Quico Canseco, R-Texas
Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.
Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J.
Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va.
Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga.
Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla.
Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio (The Hill)
Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas
NOTEWORTHY YES VOTES (20)
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md.
Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas
Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla.
Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas
Rep. John Campbell, R-Calif. (Politico)
Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C. (PBS)
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn.
Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C. (National Review Online)
Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio
Rep. Billy Long, R-Mo.
Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan.
Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y.
Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va.
Rep. David Rivera, R-Fla.
Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind. (Politico)
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif.
Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Ill.
Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind. (Weekly Standard)
Rep. Allen West, R-Fla.
Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark. (announcement)
DEMOCRATS WHO VOTED YES ON CCB:
Rep. Dan Boren, D-Okla.
Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tenn.
Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah
Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C.
And EVERYONE would have a horse in the race when it comes to raising that tax for future social programs.
According to Internal Revenue Service data, filers with $35,000 in taxable income paid about 10 percent of that income in taxes on average, while filers at $200,000 in taxable income paid 24 percent of their income to the IRS in 2007.
Since 1933 weve lived under something called the Modern State. This entity takes in vast amounts of taxes and redistributes the money to certain constituencies via the federal faucet. The institutional Democratic and Republican parties fight over the direction of the outflow of the federal faucet. This outflow goes to individuals, corporations, the Foreign Policy Community and the Military Industrial Complex, among others. The purpose of the two parties is to collect money from their constituencies to direct that outflow to those constituencies. Its how business is done in America.
The Modern State is how we project power as the worlds policeman. The Modern State is how we govern and take care of each other. The Modern State is how the Union is held together: a combination of carrot (pork) and stick (a large standing army).
The Tea Partys goal is to return to a model of federalism last seen before the Civil War, and that means the starvation and demolition of the Modern State. This is why John McCain and David Brooks view the Tea Party as quite literally insane. From their perspective, there is only one way to govern in todays world, and that is the Modern State. Without the glue of a national debt, a fiat currency, pork and military intimidation, how could the Union be held together, considering that its citizens no longer share a common vision?
This is what terrifies the Establishment. They do not believe that a return to the principles of the Founding Fathers is possible or even relevant in todays world. They see federalism as the bygone relic of the Republic that died at Appomattox. They view the Tea Party as not merely a threat, not merely subversive, but insane.
This is what we're up against.
Who cares about those surfs.
he felt it was a tactical move, but I know he did not want this to be anything but a very short term deal. I am just very worried for the dems are sneaky traitorous bastards.
More is never enough for the leeches. They will always demand even more. Once and for all take a stand and stop the irresponsible spending. Don’t let them squander away the wealth and prosperity generations of Americans worked so hard for.
I am honored to reside in Louie Gohmert’s District.
HANG IN THERE LOUIE!!
Thank you. Too bad my guy is voting yes on this deeply flawed legislation.
Sarah was on the Greta Show the other night. Sarah stated that she would like to see the ceiling not raised.
Live free or die.
Have a heaping cup of STFU boner. How dare that pissant (with all due respect to FR’s pa), threaten his own members over this POS.
Yup. Very nice summation. And right on the money!
Hold the Line! Or else. 2012 is closer than many realize.
Can we get a FR-sponsored rally/march going sometime soon? (And I don't mean a half-day event with a few speakers.) Can we get a movement going to park our selves down there for a week or more? Time is running out fast to get anything done, the time to act is now.
All the phone calls and faxes and tweets ain't getting it done. Time to turn up the heat on that “brewing rebellion!”
Just called Tom McClintock’s office (4th District, CA), and his staff says that he is voting NO as well.
It is imperative that for our Republic to survive the 17th Amendment must be repealed. That alone would greatly shift power back to the States.
I am not in favor of the BBA either. All Congress would do is redefine the GDP or some other gimmick that would allow them to continue spending as they are now.
I must, with great respect, disagree on this issue. I think what Thomas Sowell wrote the other day is true:
The most basic fact of life is that we can make our choices only among the alternatives actually available. It is not idealism to ignore the limits of ones power. Nor is it selling out ones principles to recognize those limits at a given time and place, and get the best deal possible under those conditions.
Thomas Sowell is talking and thinking like an adult, not an idealistic teenager.
The Speaker of the House is doing the best he can under the circumstances - he is only human. The “Tea Party” is of great value to the GOP and has had a great positive impact. However, there are limits to its current power and sphere of influence. Acting like an idealistic teenager has its limits. Ultimately, we all have to grow up and face the real world. Compromise....as ugly and distasteful as it can be...is a reality we must operate within. The key is to know how much compromise is acceptable.
I don’t think we are going to be able to make meaningful changes to the fiscal situation until Mr. Obama is out of office and more fiscal conservatives take control on both the House and Senate. For right now, compromise is the only “alternative” available.
There are two we can count on with this issue. Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul.
I’m in. Business is dead. Most days I could leave the door locked and no one would notice.
Might as well do something worthwhile.
Amen to that sentiment.
I would settle for a model of federalism that simply predates the New Deal!
I’d love to do that, but FR is just one organization of many. We need to get the big tea party groups on the line. Would love to do a full week long Civil War camp out and re-enactment complete with booming cannons across from the White House.
Bullchit. The sooner this farce hits the wall, the better. Compromise? That’s so yesterday. Regardless of what happens with the vote, the next few years are going to be a repeat of 1855-1860. That is, before things got really “interesting”.
Might as well do something worthwhile.
Actually, I agree with you. See my post #26.
Sorry, I can’t agree. We the tea party have not yet begun to fight!!
We are making history HOLD THE LINE!! WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Every time there's an election, the democrat politicians offer some type of free hand out to the democrat base. No free handout, there's no getting out of bed to vote.
The democrats take money from the taxpayers (employed - the majority being right wing) and buy votes with it from the non-taxpayers ( unemployed by choice non-taxpayers).
That's what democrat politicians do to stay in power. That's ALL they do. Without our money to hand out to the democrat base, the democrats in Washington are toast.
The tax and spend democrats must be sweating bullets right now. The Tea Party has risen, and they're not going to be robbed by these people anymore. They need cash - lots of it - to buy votes in 2012, and now their unlimited spending is being threatened.
It’s fight them now with our votes or fight them later with powder and ball!
NY-29’s Reed still supports it? Two words, Reed: Randy Kuhl.
Did it just now. Hello Rep. Kevin Brady!
“For right now, compromise is the only alternative available.”
What, a fed shut down is off the table? Uhhh I-Dont-Think-So.
“Congressional Freshmen For Such A Time As This
by Sarah Palin... “
Yes, that is a fine conservative manifesto. Worth her recycling of it I suppose.
I skimmed it so may have missed it, but I did not notice the answer to my question about our rapidly approaching ceiling.
Is she on the Bachmann/TEA side... or Boehner’s?
Raise it or not?
Does she support Boehner’s bill?
Who is it that should be getting their asses in line... in Palin’s opinion?
Inquiring primary minds want to know.
That’s what I’m talking about! Let’s get it going. I bet if you start an Action here and get the word out to the big TP groups, we can bring in 1-2 Million Patriots. (I think that you will see that there are countless numbers of us that are fed up to our eyeballs and are tired of sitting around watching the daily destruction. We need to ACT!)
“HOLD THE LINE!! “
Do any of these people on the Hill really think that this is going to get easier? They need to stiffen their spines because this is going to get WAY harder next year and before election, they’re going to find it impossible to say no if they can’t say no now.
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