Boehner Proposal Draws Fire From All Sides
Posted at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 4, 2012
The National Journal looks at a growing backlash against House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) “fiscal cliff” proposal from his conservative flank.
“‘Sadly, this plan leaves conservatives wanting,’ declared Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, the advocacy group partially backed by billionaires David and Charles Koch, in a statement on Monday… Heritage Action, the Heritage Foundation’s lobbying wing, alerted its members in an e-mail.”
“Boehner’s steering committee stripped four rank-and-file members of coveted committee assignments, including conservatives David Schweikert of Arizona, Justin Amash of Michigan, and Tim Huelskamp of Kansas… Huelskamp, a freshman and tea party favorite, was not contrite. He said he recently challenged all 238 of his GOP colleagues, ‘to reaffirm their pledges to oppose tax increases.’”
CNN reports that President Obama has rejected Boehner’s proposal and White House officials don’t consider the offer “serious enough to merit a counter-proposal from the administration”