Saxby Chambliss’s Office Says I’m Lying
I read from an email from the Republican Communications Director for the Senate Budget Committee. A listener to my show this morning called Saxby’s Washington Office and they said I was lying. Well, read for yourself what the Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee say about Saxby Chambliss‘s proposal: It seems the G6 plan does not balance elimination of deductions with reductions of rates in | Read More »
House GOP Leadership Admits It Will Not Hold The Line
Greta Van Sustren has a quote up from Eric Cantor. Cantor and the House Republicans are blaming Saxby Chambliss, Mike Crapo, Tom Coburn, and the other members of the Gang of Six for blowing things for them. It might actually be a blessing in disguise. Why? Because the overlooked portion of the Cantor statement makes clear to House Republicans that Leadership is abandoning Cut, Cap, | Read More »
Putting Saxby Chambliss, Mike Crapo, and Tom Coburn in Perspective
This is really sad and pathetic. I can only guess they have struck such a bad deal because they negotiated from a position of fear. You never get a good deal when you are negotiating because you are scared. The Senate Budget Committee is sending around an email pointing out some of the horrors of the Gang of Six’s gangrene plan. Consider this: Saxby Chambliss, | Read More »
When The Boys In Leadership Flee, Will The Freedom Fighters in the House Hold the Line?
Tuesday night felt pretty good, didn’t it? The House GOP, joined by five Democrats, voted for Cut, Cap, and Balance. Finally, the House led on solid reform to turn the tide. Senators got active quickly to undermine the effort and still the House held the line. Great, wasn’t it? The Gang of 234 stood for freedom and, as an added bonus, gave a wonderful middle | Read More »
The Gang of Six Becomes Five. Coburn Bolts. Chambliss Stays.
The “Gang of Six”, which is the group in the Senate trying to come up with bipartisan tax increases and tax restructuring to implement the Deficit Commission’s plans, is collapsing. Late yesterday, Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn bolted from the group because the Democrats are unwilling to deal with restructuring entitlements in their quest to raise taxes. Two Republicans remain, Mike Crapo of Idaho and Saxby | Read More »