Purged conservative reps: Boehner planning to ‘run over’ conservatives, vote for tax


Purged conservative reps: Boehner planning to ‘run over’ conservatives, vote for tax hike | The Daily Caller

I will also add that he removed the inflation hawks from the financial services committee because they will oppose money printing to pay for the bills. Remember, inflation is a tax.

Thomas Sowell points this out in today’s column: Fiscal Cliff Notes - Thomas Sowell - National Review Online




There are two big mistakes in those articles:
[list][]No tax hike needs to be steamrolled through Congress. The tax hike is automatic. What must be steamrolled through the House Republican Conference is an extension of tax cuts for the 98% with adjusted gross income less than $250,000.
]Inflation is subdued and is not a problem. There are adequate monetary tools to assure that stays the case (FRB: How will the Federal Reserve ensure that the size of its balance sheet won’t lead to excessive inflation? and FRB: FOMC Minutes, June 21-22, 2011).[/list]
If those so-called ‘conservatives’ did not know better than to articulate those two mistakes they deserved being purged. Regarding taxes, a 98% win is much better than a 100% loss.

In 1913, Congress prudently established an independent government agency (FRB: Who owns the Federal Reserve?) to control “money printing” (FRB: Federal Reserve Act). The Bureau of Engraving and Printing does the actual printing and the US Mint does the actual coining but the Federal Reserve determines currency in circulation. The Federal Reserve is fully accountable to Congress with the mandate of “maximum employment, stable prices and moderate long-term interest rates” (FRB: Federal Reserve Act: Section 2a) and is audited by the GAO and CPA firms (FRB: Does the Federal Reserve ever get audited? and FRB: Annual Report 2011 - Federal Reserve System Audits).


Norman: Always along to make excuses for our corrupt government.



**Rumor has it that I’ve been removed from the House Committee on the Budget. Remarkably, I still have not received a single call, e-mail, or text from Republican leadership confirming this story. In fact, I wouldn’t even have learned about it if not for the news reports. I look forward to hearing from my party’s leadership about why my principled, conservative voting record offends them. That’s sure to be a lively and entertaining conversation.
In the meantime, I can only speculate as to what specifically would make Republican leadership punish several of its party’s most principled members. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, who was kicked off of both Budget and the Committee on Agriculture, voted with me against the 2013 House budget resolution because it does not sufficiently addresses the federal government’s debt crisis. That was one of only three times during this Congress that I voted against the Chairman’s recommendations in committee. In fact, I voted
with the Republican Chairman more than 95% of the time, and I have voted with my party’s leadership more than three-quarters of the time on the House floor.

What message does leadership’s heavy-handedness send? It says that independent thinking won’t be tolerated, not even 5% of the time. It says that voting your conscience won’t be respected. It says that fulfilling your commitment to your constituents to work with both Republicans and Democrats to reduce our debt takes a back seat to the desires of corporate special interests. And, most troubling for our party, it says to the growing number of young believers in liberty that their views are not welcome here.

I’ll miss working with my colleagues on Budget. I don’t relish this situation, but if one thing is clear based on the response from the grassroots, it’s that leadership’s actions will backfire. If they think kicking me off of a committee will lead me to abandon my principles or stifle my bipartisan work toward a balanced budget, I have a message for them: You’re dead wrong.