11/3/11, "Boehner: Debt deal will include new tax revenues," CBS News, Nancy Cordes, via Drudge
40 GOP joined democrats in advocating tax increases (sorry, 'revenues'), including newly elected Bob Turner (Anthony Weiner's replacement), Marlon Stutzman from Indiana, and someone named Cynthia Lummis from Wyoming. Rep. Lummis is also one of 2 names mentioned as holding up ObamaCare defunding measures a year after we gave the GOP House the people to do it. Granted she may be carrying out orders from someone else, but this is 2 big strikes against Lummis:
9/29/11, "Draft spending bill would defund Obama healthcare law," The Hill, Sam Baker
"House Republicans released a draft spending bill Thursday that would cut off funding for many parts of the healthcare reform law, though the bill remains deadlocked in the Appropriations Committee....Reps. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), however, have objected to appropriations bills with spending levels higher than those contained in the House-passed budget resolution....
The draft also includes several policy riders, such as cutting off federal funding for NPR and the “Race to the Top” education program."
ObamaCare needed to be defunded immediately and could have been, independent of the Senate. ed.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Pathetic GOP "leader" Boehner says taxes must be raised rather than eliminating fraud and waste among Beltway cronies
Posted by susan at 7:58 PM