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It Is As We Feared

On Sunday, Republican Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, the Senate Republicans’ point man on deficit reduction, went on Fox News Sunday and told Chris Wallace that Senate Republicans will consider tax increases to cut the deficit.

Chambliss’s partner in crime is Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia who added that they’ll tinker with the social security retirement age without any other substantive entitlement reforms.

Democrats are already salivating that they can merge the continuing resolution debate with the debt-ceiling debate. Republicans, scared of a government shutdown and refusing to even consider it, are happy to merge the two knowing it will be hard for conservatives to stand for what leadership aides are spinning as both a shutdown and defaulting on loans.

Conservatives are, therefore, getting played by Republicans leaders in the House. Compounding that, House Republicans are making insignificant spending cuts and refusing to pick a fight over Obamacare. They do not, under any stretch of the imagination, want a government shut down. House Leaders know the only way to shut down Obamacare is to shut down the government and negotiate Obamacare out of existence.

So they’d rather keep Obamacare.

That brings us to the three week continuing resolution. To quote Admiral Ackbar, “It’s a trap.” House Leaders and Senate Leaders want to drag out the continuing resolution so it can be wrapped into the debt ceiling debate. They think doing so would shut up conservatives and stop all the silly nonsense about cutting spending in a meaningful way.

We must fight this. Below the fold are the names and direct phone numbers of key Republican congressmen in the House. Call each of them. Demand they oppose the three week continuing resolution.

Report back here in the comments with their position.

Last Name

State

Phone Number

Griffin

AR

202-225-2506

Schweikert

AZ

202-225-2190

Franks

AZ

202-225-4576

Denham

CA

202-225-4540

McClintock

CA

202-225-2511

Gardner

CO

202-225-4676

Coffman

CO

202-225-7882

Lamborn

CO

202-225-4422

Southerland

FL

202-225-5235

Webster

FL

202-225-2176

West

FL

202-225-3026

A. Scot

GA

202-225-6531

Woodall

GA

202-225-4272

Broun

GA

202-225-4101

Labrador

ID

202-225-6611

Walsh

IL

202-225-3711

Rokita

IN

202-225-5037

Stutzman

IN

202-225-4436

T. Young

IN

202-225-5315

Pence

IN

202-225-3021

Pompeo

KS

202-225-6216

Landry

LA

202-225-4031

Fleming

LA

202-225-2777

Scalise

LA

202-225-3015

Harris

MD

202-225-5311

Amash

MI

202-225-3831

Huizenga

MI

202-225-4401

Ellmers

NC

202-225-4531

Foxx

NC

202-225-2071

Garrett

NJ

202-225-4465

Pearce

NM

202-225-2365

Buerkle

NY

202-225-3701

Reed

NY

202-225-3161

Lankford

OK

202-225-2132

Gowdy

SC

202-225-6030

Mulvaney

SC

202-225-5501

T. Scott

SC

202-225-3176

Fleischman

TN

202-225-3271

Fincher

TN

202-225-4714

Blackburn

TN

202-225-2811

Chaffetz

UT

202-225-7751

Griffith

VA

202-225-3861

Hurt

VA

202-225-4711

Rigell

VA

202-225-4215

Ribble

WI

202-225-5665

Lummis

WY

202-225-2311

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