Friday, December 21, 2012

"A Victory for Conservative Principles"

“This is a victory for conservative principles,” said Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.). a conservative stalwart who frequently opposes leadership. He held a press conference on Wednesday to denounce Boehner’s bill. --as reported in "The Hill."

“When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”

President Ronald Reagan’s sound advice rang true yesterday. Grassroots activists and conservative groups, led by Heritage Action for America, derailed a plan to raise taxes on some Americans and small businesses. --from Heritage's "Morning Bell."

Friends, the solution will not be easy to achieve, but it is there. Heritage and several others have held firm that the only real solution to America's long term fiscal crisis is spending reductions, not tax increases. If we are going to stick to our principles, then we need to stand firm. Speaker Boehner and his leadership team discovered that last night. He found out there are some Republicans in Congress who will not bend to the easy way out - tax increases, because they know that it is no way out, it only prolongs the inevitable and makes the final outcome worse.

As stated in the Morning Bell, "It didn’t have to come to this. Nearly five months ago, on August 1, the House of Representatives voted to prevent a tax hike on all Americans. The measure passed on a 256-to-171 vote, winning the support of 19 Democrats. Meanwhile, as Obama divided the country with his class-warfare campaign, Reid sat idle." Read the full post here.

Let's not give up; let us continue to remind our members of Congress that if they truly espouse the "classical liberal" policies of limited government, then they must stand firm.

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