A line is being drawn that separates the real fiscal conservatives from the pretenders; those who just enjoy playing the political game and only care about government spending when their opposition is in the white house. Republican speaker of the house, John Boehner, appears to be ready to make a deal with Obama, to raise government revenue, and to continue ignoring the real problem.
John Boehner has a bit of a problem though. He’s having to deal with some annoying congressmen that just refuse to understand how the Republican party works. Julie Borowski from FreedomWorks writes:
In the final days before the start of the new Congress, House Speaker John Boehner and the Republican establishment are quietly purging strong fiscal conservatives from prominent budget and finance committees.
Sources tell FreedomWorks that these fiscal conservatives were removed from their committees because their votes were not in lockstep with House leadership. Reps. Amash, Huelskamp, and Schweikert correctly voted against a handful of House leadership supported big spending bills…
It seems unreal to me. The fiscally conservative party of small government is removing congressmen from budget committees because they refuse to turn their back on what the party supposedly stands for.
I hope republican voters are paying attention, because this is their opportunity to be honest with themselves, and pick a side. For so long the republican party has stood for nothing. They profess to stand for small government and yet they gladly vote for more spending.
Republicans are finally being given a choice within the republican party. Will they stand with congressmen like Amash and senators like Rand Paul, or will they expose themselves as being hypocrites? Will they stand with those that believe in cutting spending or will they stand with those that call reducing the increase in spending, a cut?
It should become clear now, why nothing ever changes. Before, when only Ron Paul was serious about solving our economic problems, republican voters just didn’t know any better. Their only choice was to stand with the republican party, regardless of its actions.
Now they are being presented with a clear choice. Thanks to Ron Paul and the congressmen and senators that got elected as a result of the movement that he started, the people finally are being introduced to real fiscal conservatism. It has become much harder for the republican establishment to fool the public into believing that they stand for small government. Will they continue to be fooled? Will they continue to vote for people like Boehner that actually fight against fiscal conservatism and small government? It’s about to get interesting.
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