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Speaker Boehner Announces Appointments to Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
The Speaker's Official Website ^ | 08/10/2011

Posted on 08/10/2011 8:50:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Speaker Boehner Announces Appointments to Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

Washington (Aug 10)

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced his intent to appoint the following three lawmakers to represent House Republicans on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction:

House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)

House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI)

House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI)

Speaker Boehner has tapped Chairman Hensarling to serve as a co-chair of the joint select committee. Boehner issued the following statement regarding the appointments of Chairmen Hensarling, Camp, and Upton:

“Our debt and deficits are a threat to our economy, and America cannot achieve long-term job growth until we take action to address this crisis. In the weeks ahead, a serious, bipartisan committee of lawmakers will begin the hard but necessary work of making the tough choices needed to rein in mandatory and entitlement spending, which are the drivers of our debt. The lawmakers I have appointed to serve on this joint committee are proven leaders who have earned the trust and confidence of their colleagues and constituents. They understand the gravity of our debt crisis and I appreciate their willingness to serve on this panel.

“The two parties have fundamental differences about government and its proper role in our society. Where we've been able to agree, we have acted, and in a way consistent with the American people’s desire for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government. Still, the differences remain, and so does the urgent work of returning our economy to creating jobs and lifting the crushing burden of debt that threatens our children’s future. This joint committee presents an opportunity for both parties to bring to the table their best ideas, debate them on the merits, and ultimately come together to do what’s best for our country. With all that’s at stake, I expect that the joint select committee will conduct its work in the open and transparent manner the American people deserve.”


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To: Bushbacker1

“Glaringly missing is any Tea Party freshmen....”

Can’t have any of those “DIVISIVE PEOPLE!” screwing up a good clusterf—k, can we?


101 posted on 08/10/2011 9:56:14 AM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: Bigun

Not so sure. Didn’t Upton give us the light bulb bill?


102 posted on 08/10/2011 9:56:53 AM PDT by libbylu (Game On!)
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To: SeekAndFind
House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI)

Boehner is a bonehead! Upton is the architect of the lightbulb ban! RINO will cave!

103 posted on 08/10/2011 9:57:13 AM PDT by montag813
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To: All

Ryan isn’t on the committee because he’s become the face of mediscaring by the Democrats.

Second, aside from the man being a good talker, why do people here want him on this committee? He folded swift on the conservative house proposal. Supported Boehner’s deal, supported Tarp. I’m so tired of people falling in love with politicians for talking tough or coming across like an “intellectual”. If they hold firm in opposition alright I can respect that. If they WIN like Walker is in Wisconsin or Christie has in NJ okay. But this guy folds cheap and has no victories for us.

People should be complaining that Jordan and the other 22 who opposed that debt deal didn’t fill ut this committee. Not tht I’d expect them to since Boehner chose it but those are the ones we should want here.


104 posted on 08/10/2011 9:57:25 AM PDT by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim DeMint)
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To: Bigun

Upton???? The guy hates conservatives and loves government. The fix is in...he’ll ‘reach across the aisle’. Bet on it.


105 posted on 08/10/2011 9:58:41 AM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: newzjunkey

Except we don’t have any actual evidence that he ever ASKED to be on the committee. Only someone’s recollection of that.

Look for the quotes. He said he would serve if he was asked — that’s not the same as asking to be put on the committee.

I’ve found no quote anywhere of him saying he WANTED to serve; no quote from the Cavuto show is transcripted yet that says that either.

Since Ryan also said a few days ago that he doesn’t hold out high hopes for the committee, it seems consistant that he didn’t want to be on the committee and would rather keep doing his job where he is.


106 posted on 08/10/2011 9:58:51 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: MNJohnnie

I find Upton’s actual voting record to be far more persuasive than either you parroting his biography or any anonymous blog poster. Thanks for playing though.


107 posted on 08/10/2011 10:00:28 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. -- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: SeekAndFind

SO, just Pelosi left. I don’t envy her job, she has to figure out how to represent 10 special interest groups with only three picks.


108 posted on 08/10/2011 10:01:15 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

And yet you wonder why the Progressive Left kicks your political butt time after time


109 posted on 08/10/2011 10:03:34 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: montag813

Dysfunctioning as intended.

When they created this Politboro, did anyone seriously think that representatives of the people were going to be on it? The only one worth even half a damn is Toomey.


110 posted on 08/10/2011 10:04:17 AM PDT by icanhasbailout
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To: SeekAndFind

No matter how ‘conservative’ the Republican members are, this committee is designed to end up offering congress a Hobson’s Choice of raising taxes or slashing the defense budget. It also allows the RINO Speaker, John Boehner, and RINO members of congress to escape accountability for wanting to do both. They can all ‘blame’ the committee and raise our taxes or make deep cuts in the DOD budget. Both options are anathema to TEA Party members so the committee is an end-run around them, although any bill raising taxes will probably not make it through the House. The whole thing is just another Washington dog & pony show, designed to keep the spending scam going while protecting congressional politicians lifetime jobs.


111 posted on 08/10/2011 10:08:00 AM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: RowdyFFC
"Hensarling...Boehner chose Hensarling over a true conservative, DeMint to chair the Republican Conference"

Does Boehner get to choose the Senators too? I bet not.

112 posted on 08/10/2011 10:12:36 AM PDT by matthew fuller (If America is to survive, the national socialist democrat (NAZI) party must be destroyed.)
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To: SeekAndFind

We’re screwed no matter what.


113 posted on 08/10/2011 10:13:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks. I read that later in the thread. Mack would have been a good choice.

It sounds like Upton loves environmental regs. That can’t be good.


114 posted on 08/10/2011 10:14:35 AM PDT by dervish (out of Afghanistan NOW)
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To: Bigun

Garbage in garbage out!! If Upton is the light bulb guy this is a complete sellout!! He could have and should have chosen the likes of Paul Ryan, Ron Paul, Eric Cantor, not to mention many other Pubbies with the cajones to make conservative positions. Hopefully after the next election Boehner is history. This guys enjoys getting scammed by the Rats and the thugs in the White House.


115 posted on 08/10/2011 10:14:46 AM PDT by kenmcg (pROBLEM)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wish I had a career where I could simply ‘appoint’ a blue-ribbon panel to take care of the undesireable parts of the job. And the customers end up paying the bill!

Amazing that they get away with it.


116 posted on 08/10/2011 10:15:16 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Those who love liberty love Sarah)
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To: goodnesswins
Ryan asked NOT to be on THIS committee....smart guy!

Ryan is smart not to be on this committee. It's gonna be a Donnybrook, then ignored, and maybe fall people (can't say 'fall guy', not PC).

Anyway, as someone said earlier, the only light at the end of the tunnel is muzzle flash.

117 posted on 08/10/2011 10:16:19 AM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: MNJohnnie
And yet you wonder why the Progressive Left kicks your political butt time after time

When idiots like you advocate for having them on our own side, it's no wonder.

118 posted on 08/10/2011 10:17:20 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. -- G.K. Chesterton)
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119 posted on 08/10/2011 10:21:16 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m surprised he didn’t pick Senator John McCain to stand between the leftists and the military budget.


120 posted on 08/10/2011 10:21:25 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Let's make the 2012 campaign: "The War on Error")
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To: SeekAndFind

UPTON? The light bulb banner? We are so screwed! Oh and by the way, Fred Upton, I have about 10K 100 watt bulbs... come find them.


121 posted on 08/10/2011 10:22:37 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: SeekAndFind

No Paul Ryan and no House Freshmen were chosen.

Boehner is saying “screw you” to Tea Party conservatives.


122 posted on 08/10/2011 10:23:29 AM PDT by newfreep (I am a "terrorist" and I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

You know the bias when you read their bios. You have no idea of what is motivating the statements posted. It is seriously foolish to let nameless faceless posters on the ‘net tell you what to think about anything or anyone.


123 posted on 08/10/2011 10:24:33 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: sickoflibs
Unconstitutional?? To make recommendations?? (which they will fail at by design)

When you use that word all the time it loses meaning, like the old story of :'The boy that cried unconstitutional"

I agree with you. While it may be a bad idea to have this committee (and I think it is), it's not unconstitutional. The House has the constitutional right to make its own rules, and that's what they've done.

Nevertheless, when people speak of this committee as being unconstitutional, I think they do have a point... if it's not outright unconstitutional, it does undermine the constitution.

So in the sense that congressmen have taken an oath to uphold and defend the constitution, it does legitimately raise some eyebrows when they pass rules of procedure that serve to undermine it, even though those rules do not directly violate the constitution.

And even if the rules don't violate the constitution, I think you can argue, convincingly, that it is a violation of their oath to vote for rules of procedure that have the practical effect of limiting the representation in the House of 99.5% of the country's population.

124 posted on 08/10/2011 10:25:34 AM PDT by StonyMan451 (As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego; Logic n' Reason; All
FULL TEXT: Paul Ryan Releases Statement Praising Boehner’s Super Committee Picks, Says He Asked to Not Be Considered
,br>In anticipation of the House selections for its GOP super committee members, many people expected Rep. Paul Ryan’s name to be on the list of three. However, Wednesday’s big reveal showed Reps. Hensarling, Upton and Camp as Speaker Boehner’s picks. Ryan recently released the following statement, in which he says he asked the Speaker to not consider him for inclusion on the committee.

“The Speaker has chosen three excellent Republican members to serve on this Joint Committee in Chairmen Hensarling, Upton and Camp. I asked the Speaker not to consider me for the Joint Committee, because only the Budget Committee can write legislation to reform the budget process. As Budget Committee chairman, my plan has long been to work on this critical issue throughout the fall. This past year has shown that the federal budget process is more broken than ever and needs to be reformed. If we are truly going to put the country’s fiscal house in order, it will not be enough to temporarily reduce what Washington spends. We must permanently reform the process by which working Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars are spent.

“The House Budget Committee plans to complement the Joint Committee’s work this fall by holding hearings and marking up legislation to put in place common-sense controls that stop the spending spree in Washington. As things stand, the budget process is stacked in favor of those who want to chase ever-higher spending with ever-higher taxes. In addition to cutting spending by $6.2 trillion in The Path to Prosperity, the Budget Committee will take action to reform our broken budget process in order to bring spending, deficits and debt under control.”

125 posted on 08/10/2011 10:27:20 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bonehead is taking a page out of Zippys,Executive order handbook is all! He can’t go soon enough come on 2012! and who ever selected this WORM needs the boot as well.


126 posted on 08/10/2011 10:27:49 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: newfreep

RE: No Paul Ryan and no House Freshmen were chosen.

This needs to be repeated, Paul Ryan was the earliest consideration but asked NOT to be included in the Committee.


127 posted on 08/10/2011 10:31:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: Madame Dufarge
Dave Camp on Budget & Economy
Dave Camp on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Dave Camp on Civil Rights
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  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Require 90 day delay for compliance before ADA lawsuits. (May 2002)
  • Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (May 2002)
  • Rated 13% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 28% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Dave Camp on Corporations
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  • Voted NO on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on more funding for nanotechnology R&D and commercialization. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on allowing stockholder voting on executive compensation. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
Dave Camp on Crime
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  • Voted NO on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offendors' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 40% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • More prison cells; more truth in sentencing. (Nov 1993)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Dave Camp on Drugs
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  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Dave Camp on Education
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  • Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
  • Focus educational resources to help those with greatest need. (Jul 2001)
  • Require state standards, regular assessments, and sanctions. (Jul 2001)
  • Support Ed-Flex: more flexibility if more accountable. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible. (Jan 1993)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Dave Camp on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • Supports immediate reductions in greenhouse gases. (Sep 1998)
Dave Camp on Environment
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  • Voted YES on $2 billion more for Cash for Clunkers program. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on protecting free-roaming horses and burros. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Supports grants for brownfields remediation. (May 2002)
  • Make EPA into a Cabinet department. (May 2002)
  • Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources. (Jul 2008)
  • Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements. (Mar 2009)
  • Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting. (Jan 2007)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
  • Focus on results, not regulation. (Sep 1998)
Dave Camp on Families & Children
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  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 92% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Dave Camp on Foreign Policy
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  • Voted NO on supporting democratic institutions in Pakistan. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted YES on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on withholding $244M in UN Back Payments until US seat restored. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted YES on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. (Jan 2001)
  • Keep sanctions against Syria until WMDs are dismantled. (May 2007)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
  • Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond. (Mar 2010)
Dave Camp on Free Trade
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  • Voted YES on promoting free trade with Peru. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Promote the Andean Free Trade Agreement. (May 2002)
  • Rated 44% by CATO, indicating a mixed record on trade issues. (Dec 2002)
Dave Camp on Government Reform
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  • Voted NO on Senate pay raise. (Jun 2009)
  • Voted YES on requiring lobbyist disclosure of bundled donations. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted YES on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • Sunset Act: review every federal agency every 12 years. (Jan 2009)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
  • Reduce federal government size & scope, including military. (Sep 1998)
Dave Camp on Gun Control
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  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated A by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Dave Camp on Health Care
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  • Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
  • Voted NO on expanding the Children's Health Insurance Program. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Tax credits for those without employee health insurance. (May 2002)
  • Tax deduction for long-term care insurance. (May 2002)
  • Support telemedicine for underserved areas. (May 2002)
  • $350 billion for prescriptions for poor seniors. (May 2002)
  • Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Prohibit mandatory mental health screen for students. (May 2007)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
Dave Camp on Homeland Security
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  • Voted NO on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted YES on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted NO on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Dave Camp on Immigration
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  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • English immersion over bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)
Dave Camp on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Allow an Air Traffic Controller's Union. (Jan 2006)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Dave Camp on Principles & Values
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  • Religious affiliation: Catholic. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Main Street Partnership . (Jan 2001)
  • Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Dave Camp on Social Security
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  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
  • Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Sep 1998)
  • Supported pension reform and tax credits for long-term care. (Jul 1999)
Dave Camp on Tax Reform
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  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 61% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)
  • Chair of House Ways and Means Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
  • Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Sep 1998)
Dave Camp on Technology
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  • Voted NO on delaying digital TV conversion by four months. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Prohibit the return of the Fairness Doctrine. (Jan 2009)
Dave Camp on War & Peace
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  • Voted NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Supports $48 billion in new spending for anti-terrorism. (Jan 2002)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. (Nov 1995)
Dave Camp on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Increase the earned income tax credit. (Jan 1993)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)

128 posted on 08/10/2011 10:34:34 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: newzjunkey
There was a rumor that if you voted against the bill you couldn't server on the committee so that would take several "TeaParty" types out of the running.

Well....if the rumor is true, that would be one reason why Ryan bowed out.

But what's been picked means this unconstitutional "super" committee is full of dem/lib/prog/pops and rinos.

Geeee...can we all guess what these misfits and fiscally irresponsible clowns are gonna come up with???

129 posted on 08/10/2011 10:34:48 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: newzjunkey
There was a rumor that if you voted against the bill you couldn't server on the committee so that would take several "TeaParty" types out of the running.

Well....if the rumor is true, that would be one reason why Ryan bowed out.

But what's been picked means this unconstitutional "super" committee is full of dem/lib/prog/pops and rinos.

Geeee...can we all guess what these misfits and fiscally irresponsible clowns are gonna come up with???

130 posted on 08/10/2011 10:35:02 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
boehner hates the Tea Party as much as pelosi and reid do... that is why.

Spot on....

It is way way past time to get bone-er the hell out of government. Way past time.

131 posted on 08/10/2011 10:36:57 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: StonyMan451

The difference between this committee and any other committees, is if they don’t come to an agreement, DEFENSE GETS CUT AUTOMATICALLY AND MEDICARE GETS CUT AUTOMATICALLY. Does this sound Constitutional to you?


132 posted on 08/10/2011 10:38:14 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: StonyMan451; WatchOutForSnakes; KansasGirl; Bigun; SeekAndFind; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; ...
RE :”So in the sense that congressmen have taken an oath to uphold and defend the constitution, it does legitimately raise some eyebrows when they pass rules of procedure that serve to undermine it, even though those rules do not directly violate the constitution. And even if the rules don't violate the constitution, I think you can argue, convincingly, that it is a violation of their oath to vote for rules of procedure that have the practical effect of limiting the representation in the House of 99.5% of the country's population.

Glad you brought that up. I don't see it that way at all. Neither the he debt limit bill nor the committee can tell either House what they can or cannot do, or vote on. Nothing stops the House from ignoring the recommendations, or even amending and passing them amended.

So what does the bill do? Its imposes spending cuts, delayed cuts based on conditions. So in reality all of the representatives :Ryan, Pelosi, etc that voted for this bill voted for those delayed conditioned spending cuts, although they wont spin it that way. Furthermore, a new bill can always be passed into law that even removes the trigger cuts.

The bill is cowardly and dishonest, but not unconstitutional. TARP was way more unconstitutional than this.

133 posted on 08/10/2011 10:38:40 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: 9YearLurker

“Hensarling’s sadly underperformed his position in the House leadership IMO. (He was the good old boy they named instead of Bachmann, who actually knows how to get a message out.)”

I remember it well. I also note that Hensarling seems to be Boehner’s little caboose in the same way that Graham is to McCain. The dismissal of Bachmann with that appointment told me all I needed to know about how things were going to go for the 2010 House of Representatives.


134 posted on 08/10/2011 10:39:05 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: ZULU
Boner is a traitor and an opponent of the Tea Party Faction. So is McConnell.

I don't know when people will come to the realization that Crybaby is just as much the enemy as any Democrat. All the effort that conservatives can muster should be directed towards defeating him. If I had the choice, I would vote for a Democrat over Crybaby. We can afford one less Republican in the House. We cannot afford the "leadership" of the weak, effete, republican elite Crybaby.

135 posted on 08/10/2011 10:41:02 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: newfreep

I forgot the < sarc at the end of my McCain comment on #120

Paul Ryan and Rand Paul should have been picked.


136 posted on 08/10/2011 10:42:02 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Let's make the 2012 campaign: "The War on Error")
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To: ZULU
Boner and McConnell are NOT the people you would want by your side in a firefight in the trenches. They would be willing to surrender give you up to the enemy if it saved their skins.
137 posted on 08/10/2011 10:43:01 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Bigun

“You are entitled to believe whatever you wish but I STILL believe these are extremely goo picks for the committee.”

Goo. Yes. Extreme goo.


138 posted on 08/10/2011 10:43:40 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Prokopton

Prokopton, I agree with you totally.


139 posted on 08/10/2011 10:46:13 AM PDT by ZULU (McConnell and Boehner are the Judas and Ephialtes of the 21st Century)
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t Upton the guy who killed the light bulb?


140 posted on 08/10/2011 10:49:54 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West (this tagline under review))
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To: WatchOutForSnakes

Why did they vote for the budget bill and for this super congress thing?

“Because it was the only thing on the table”.

They will vote the same way and for the same reason when this committe presents its proposal.


141 posted on 08/10/2011 10:53:22 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: Madame Dufarge

Excellent summary, Madame Dufarge. I was not very aware of this individual who has contributed so much to making the GOP what it is today.

I gather you too are waiting for the main event. I will hold your skein while you knit, if you wish.


142 posted on 08/10/2011 10:55:23 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: MNJohnnie

So, this isn’t his voting record?

BAILOUTS

•Voted YES for TARP
•Voted YES on the auto bailout
•Voted YES on Cash for Clunkers

SPENDING

•Voted NO on 7 of the last 9 RSC Budgets
•Voted YES on the Farm Bill
•Voted YES on the 2005 Highway Bill
•Voted NO to cap farm subsidies
•Voted YES four times to extend unemployment benefits
•Voted NO to end milk subsidies
•Voted NO to cut sugar subsidies
•Voted NO to cut NEA spending
•Voted NO to cut AMTRAK spending
•Voted YES to increase funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
•Got a 53% on the Club’s 2009 RePORK Card
•Got a 42% on the Club’s 2007 RePORK Card

TAXES

•Voted YES on Patriot Tax – a surtax on high income earners

REGULATIONS

•Voted YES for Sarbanes-Oxley
•Voted YES to increase the minimum wage
•Voted YES on energy bill with new CAFÉ standards and tax hikes
•Voted NO to waive Davis-Bacon
•Voted YES to criminalize “price-gouging”

POLITICAL FREE SPEECH

•Voted YES to force 527s to disclose their donors
•Voted YES on McCain-Feingold
•Voted YES on the 527 Reform Act

ENTITLEMENTS

•Voted YES for SCHIP

GOVERNMENT REFORM

•Voted NO to privatize postal service for 20 communities
•Voted 7 of 9 times to increase congressional pay

SCHOOL CHOICE

•Voted YES on No Child Left Behind

I’m not the biggest Erick Erickson fan, but he’s not anonymous and this is information that is easily verified.


143 posted on 08/10/2011 10:58:00 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. -- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: SeekAndFind

What is with Boehner’s hard-on for Upton? It should have been Paul Ryan.


144 posted on 08/10/2011 10:58:58 AM PDT by MissesBush (Raising taxes on an economy in a death spiral is like taking up smoking when you have emphysema)
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To: matthew fuller

I stand corrected and forgot we were talking senate. Slaps my own hand...


145 posted on 08/10/2011 11:01:44 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: I cannot think of a name

I agree....why put your best and brightest in the firing line.


146 posted on 08/10/2011 11:03:34 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Psalm 144
Thank you, but the credit goes to Red State, they did a nice job laying out the indictment.

I will hold your skein while you knit, if you wish.

Why, that's very kind of you. The list of volunteers seems to be growing. ;-)

147 posted on 08/10/2011 11:05:47 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Bigun

What makes you believe the committee is unconstitutional?


148 posted on 08/10/2011 11:07:37 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: MissesBush

RE: It should have been Paul Ryan.

Paul Ryan ASKED NOT TO BE ON THE COMMITTEE.


149 posted on 08/10/2011 11:08:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: KansasGirl
But the GOP will be put in the position of choosing between massive military cuts (which automatically take effect if there is no bargain) and tax increases. At least that is the way I understand it. Liberals win either way.

Why sure. What would you expect from this corrupt "Two-Party Cartel". It's been the same for a couple of decades. Too bad Boner couldn't be primaried next yr. That must be why he & pelosi can do so much damage to the nation & get away with it.

150 posted on 08/10/2011 11:11:20 AM PDT by Digger (T)
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