As I noted in my Defense cutting post….
There ain’t gonna be much cutting of ANYTHING from Either party from now to November 6, 2012…..
People gotta go back home and play ‘show and tell’……
But the right learner’s will be taking a talley for purity sake….
On Tuesday, we noted that there would be many important spending cutting amendment offered on the floor to the Commerce, Justice, and Science bill (H.R. 5326). Well, a number of conservatives offered amendments to cut or eliminate wasteful, harmful, and unconstitutional programs. Most notably, we focused on Mike Pompeo’s amendment to eliminate the stimulus program – Economic Development Administration. The House defeated most of them, and in doing so, turned away about $4 billion more in spending cuts. See how many of them were supported by your member of Congress. Remember that those who are unwilling to eliminate these relatively small programs and agencies are not likely to have the guts to enact entitlement reform.
On Wednesday, Senator Thune told Politico: “It’s the environment we’re living in right now. There are lots of folks who are watching every member’s voting records; you’re not only going to be attacked by your opponent on the Democrat side, but there are obviously Republicans out there who may not like when you’ve been around a few years and you got a lot of votes.”
Thune is correct. We are spotlighting voting records, and it is clearly working. Although most of the spending cut amendment failed this week, most of them garnered support from more than half the conference.
Here are the results from some of the key amendments: