11/16/2011

Weak House GOP: Balanced Budget Amendment, No Cap On Spending

Posted by Brian
Are the leaders of the House GOP politically suicidal? John Boehner, Eric Cantor and the rest of the buffoons seem bent on handing the 2012 elections to the Democrats.  Not that GOP and so-called independent voters will vote Democrat, but that many of those voters will be so disgusted or depressed that they will stay home.
The latest foray into self-destruction is the latest version of a "Balanced" Budget Amendment being put forth by the House GOP.  The Amendment allows those in Washington to spend however the hell much they want, and removes the two-thirds supermajority vote to raise taxes. They have handed Obama and the Democrats a gift with this crap.  Already the White House is coming out in opposition, knowing it will play well with the media, and hurt the GOP. Dunces!
It is supposedly a means to get spending under control, but it will only lead this, and future Congresses, to spend as much as they want, and raise taxes in order to bring the budget into balance.  But what if they cut spending? Not going to happen. When was the last time the Government actually made any real cuts? When government says they are cutting spending, it is always a decrease in the amount of money they have already projected they would spend - what they call baseline budgeting.  They never really cut any spending - only a decrease in the projected increase.
To my conservative friends around the country: We need to primary as many of these "establishment" turncoats as possible, and get rid of the weepy Boehner, spineless Cantor, as many of their minions as possible, and put new "conservative" leadership into the GOP House and Senate.  We have the numbers in Congress.  Now we need cojones.



GOP House Will Vote on Balanced Budget Amendment That Permits Unlimited Federal Spending



(CNSNews.com) – House Republicans are set to vote later this week on a balanced budget amendment (BBA) that would not cap federal spending as a percentage of GDP or require a supermajority to raise taxes.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said the vote would probably take place this Friday.
Cantor said that this version of a BBA, H.J. Res 2 -- rather than one that would cap federal spending, H.J. Res 1 -- was the version “overwhelmingly” favored by House Republicans.
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