November 30, 2011 1 Comment
The RINOs are stirring on Capitol Hill and they are angry. The angry RINOs are the big spenders who are in positions of authority.
What are they angry about?
They are angry that many of the Republican rank and file and even a few in the Republican leadership broke ranks recently on a spending bill and voted against it.
Before Thanksgiving, the House passed a small appropriations bill. In Washington-speak, it was called a “mini-bus.” The full appropriations bill is called an “omnibus-spending bill.”
The bill passed but 101 Republicans broke with the leadership and voted against the bill. It passed with massive support from the Democrats.
Now, House appropriators, in other words, the one’s responsible for spending decisions on Capitol Hill are worried and now want John Boehner to crack the whip and get Republicans in line to support these spending bills.
When the “mini-bus” came up for a vote, 101 Republicans, including Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling and Policy Chairman Tom Price voted against it.
RINO big spender Hal Rogers of Kentucky is throwing a hissy fit worthy of Barney Frank. He and other Republican appropriators are complaining that they are not getting the support they need from Republicans as they try to spend the country into bankruptcy. They have gone to John Boehner and demanded that Boehner pressure the GOP 101 who had the good sense to vote against out of control spending, to now support a spending bill that is worthy of Nancy Pelosi.
Well good for the GOP 101!
Some of the folks we sent to Washington actually have a clue.
The problem is the spending. A year ago, as the Republicans swept into power, no one wanted to be one of the appropriators. No one wanted to be associated with the problem that we identified and sent new people to Washington to address.
My how things change in only a few months.
Once John Boehner was convinced he had enough of the new GOP Freshmen in his pocket to guarantee his job, it has been back to business as usual.
Under John Boehner, the only difference between the Republicans and the Democrats is the Republicans want to spend only a little less than the Democrats.
Is that why we the people put the Republicans back in charge of the House of Representatives?
The good news here is there appears to be a fracture in the GOP in the House of Representatives and that is something we can exploit.
Every Tea Party supporter and every Tea Party group should reach out immediately to their individual Congressman and to all of the Representatives in your area. The message is simple. Cut spending.
While many of the Congressmen will be concerned about what the leadership will do to them, they are more concerned about the voters. If the voters turn against them, they will not have to worry about the leadership because they won’t be in Congress anymore.
The Omnibus-spending bill is going to be voted on sometime in December. The bill is going to be loaded with pork barrel projects and massive, wasteful spending. Not only will it not address our spending problem, it will make it worse.
We need to be all over our Congressmen and ask them to vote against the bill. With the support of Democrats, the bill will probably pass. Stopping the bill is probably not possible, but is certainly worth trying for.
Reforming the GOP so that next year and the year after, they stop the insane spending is the goal.