Republicans go after House Dems on budget votes
April 3rd, 2013
10:39 AM ET
1 year ago

Republicans go after House Dems on budget votes

(CNN) – Budget barbs are continuing to fly in congressional districts over the federal budget.

The National Republican Congressional Committee said Wednesday they were spending $40,000 to air television and web ads against Democrats for voting against the budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican House Budget chairman. The measure passed the GOP-controlled House in March, but was given no chance of passing the Democrat-led Senate.

The ads characterize the Democrats as voting against a balanced budget, and instead approving measures like increased spending on President Barack Obama's health care plan and a tax on the coal industry.

"These House Democrats are going to have a hard time explaining why they voted to keep Obamacare's devastating Medicare cuts in place and taxpayer-funded first class air travel over balancing our nation's budget," NRCC Spokesman Daniel Scarpinato said. "Their approach to solving our nation's fiscal woes is completely out of synch with what hard-working families deserve and expect."

The members targeted in the spots are Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, Collin Peterson of Minnesota, Ron Barber of Arizona, Jim Matheson of Utah, Bill Owens of New York, and Patrick Murphy of Florida.


Filed under: Budget • House Republicans • NRCC
soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. Randy, San Francisco

    The rebranding of the Republican Party is a sham because the message is always the same: Reward the 1% wealthiest Americans at the expense of the poor, elderly, and sick. The holier than thou Republicans do not hold the high moral ground on the budget issue.

    April 3, 2013 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  2. Wilson

    Soft-minded and sloppy-thinking academics, lawyers and judges harbor the silly notion that but for the fact of discrimination, we'd be proportionately distributed by race across incomes, education, occupations and other outcomes. There is absolutely no evidence anywhere, at any time, that proportionality is the norm anywhere on earth; however, much of our thinking, many of our laws and much of our public policy are based upon proportionality's being the norm. Maybe this vision is held because people believe that equality in fact is necessary for equality before the law. But the only requirement for equality before the law is that one is a human being.

    April 3, 2013 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  3. Angel916

    Are Republicans suffering from Forrest Gump syndrome. Listen I will ask anyone with internet access and enquire about Mr. Ryans plan. When you read the whole thing tell me if you are for it or like everyone with common sense will run to the hills away from it.

    April 3, 2013 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  4. Fair is Fair

    Rudy NYC

    Expose the Ryan Budget for what it really is. It will explode the deficit, just as the Bush Tax Cuts did. Do the math. We would need to create 100,000,000 new middle class, paying on average $50k per year, jobs in order pay for the $5 trillion cost of the Ryan Plan 3.0 tax cuts. MInd you, those jobs would have to appear on day one, and be sustained without layoffs or outsourcing for an entire decade.
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    Hey Rudy... you've become famous for saying Bush doubled the number of federal workers while in office. So I decided to do a little research and found that when Bush took office, there were 4,132,000 federal workers. When he left, there were 4,206,000. My source is the website of The U.S. Office of Personnel Management. What's yours?

    April 3, 2013 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  5. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Fiscal Responsibility !! We can't have that! Who is going to provide my Food Stamps ! Why isn't my Welfare Check in the mail ! Spending Cuts !! No way !! Exactly what do the Republicians think we are ? A bunch of freeloaders? Me pay my own way ? Never happen. These Republicians are really out of touch !! Get real !!

    April 3, 2013 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  6. rs

    The GOP:
    Out of touch with women
    Out of touch with minorities
    Out of touch with the middle class
    Out of touch with the environment
    Out of touch with youth
    Out of touch with educators
    Out of touch with......
    Get the idea?

    April 3, 2013 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  7. Wilson

    @Fair is Fair

    Rudy NYC

    Expose the Ryan Budget for what it really is. It will explode the deficit, just as the Bush Tax Cuts did. Do the math. We would need to create 100,000,000 new middle class, paying on average $50k per year, jobs in order pay for the $5 trillion cost of the Ryan Plan 3.0 tax cuts. MInd you, those jobs would have to appear on day one, and be sustained without layoffs or outsourcing for an entire decade.
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    Hey Rudy... you've become famous for saying Bush doubled the number of federal workers while in office. So I decided to do a little research and found that when Bush took office, there were 4,132,000 federal workers. When he left, there were 4,206,000. My source is the website of The U.S. Office of Personnel Management. What's yours?
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    As usual, the leftists on here are factless. Makes for entertaining reading sometimes, though I wonder how they can continue to make up their "facts" and post them without their conscience tearing them up.

    April 3, 2013 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  8. Sasha

    Amazing how fiscal responsibility only becomes a concern for the GOP when they're out of power ...

    April 3, 2013 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  9. Wilson

    In a groundbreaking move, the Associated Press, the largest news gathering outlet in the world, will no longer use the term 'illegal immigrant.' That is out. No longer 'illegal immigrant.' They will now use the phrase 'undocumented Democrat.

    April 3, 2013 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
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