This week, House Republicans put together a bill aimed at preventing America from going over the Fiscal Cliff, or so it seemed. Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), with the help of Eric Cantor (R-VA) put together a proposal known as “Plan B” that would temporarily replace automatic sequestration cuts and raise taxes on Americans making more than $1 million dollars.
At first glance, both conservative and moderates appeared to be on board and passage of Plan B seemed emanate.
As the details emerged, conservatives begin voicing opposition to the proposal.
Andy Roth, VP of the Club for Growth, claimed that Plan B would be counterproductive to the economy. “It’s no secret that this bill is not a final product, but a bargaining tactic to make a larger deal even worse.”
Conservative House member’s echoed Mr. Roth’s statement with their own actions as 13 conservative House Republicans stopped Boehner’s Plan B, dead in its track.
Just a few weeks ago, Boehner removed several conservative republicans from their committee assignment, perceived as retribution for go along with Boehner’s agenda. Three of the 13 members removed voted against Boehner Plan B. Justin Amash (R-MI), Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) and Walter Jones (R-NC) stood up to Boehner, once again, as he and the GOP leadership abandoned their pledge to the American people.
With the conservative victory, the pressure to prevent America from going over the Fiscal Cliff, now rest squarely on the Democrats and President Obama.
Regardless of the outcome, republicans will get blamed. Democrats in Washington and the Main Stream Media will make sure of that. Nonetheless, their blame game does not take away from the fact of the reality of the situation.
President Obama and the democrats have had four years to pass a budget, implement real spending cuts and reduced our national debt. Instead, they have increased our spending; creating their own financial crisis that caused an unwarranted need to continuously raise the debt ceiling.
When you outflow exceeds your income, your outcome is your downfall.
Elementary common sense my friends.