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.


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soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    "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"

    Considering how ridiculously unpopular Ryan's idiotic pathology of Plutocracy budget is AND the fact that he and Mittens ran on it and lost, I'd have to say this it is very nice of the NRCC to spend $40K on helping Dems promote themselves for having voted against it.

    April 3, 2013 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  2. Sniffit

    ""These House Democrats are going to have a hard time explaining why they voted to keep Obamacare's devastating Medicare cuts in place"

    Ryan's Pathology of Plutocracy "budget" plan contains the same $700B in savings...savings thru reduced provider reimbursement rates and anti-fraud measures, etc....savings the GOP/Teatrolls are dishonestly mischaracterizing as "cuts" and then hypocritically complaining about even though they themselves have voted for them in one form or another.

    April 3, 2013 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    What a waste of money. People who don't even follow politics knows about the Ryan Budget....1 & 2. They know both of them suck! I can't wait until the midterm elections. These republicans are clearly going against the will of the people. What part of fair and balanced don't they understand? There will be a bunch of republicans heading to the unemployment line next November.

    April 3, 2013 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  4. steve

    A fool and his money are soon parted lol.

    April 3, 2013 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  5. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    The GOP just loves spinning it's wheels in the mud.

    April 3, 2013 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  6. PaulCat

    Great! This should give the democrats that voted against the budget a rise in the polls or at least an A . THANKS PAUL!

    April 3, 2013 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  7. Scott

    Once again this shows just how far out of touch Democrats are with people. While offering nothing but higher taxes, and increasing social programs the Democrats have no plans to reduce anything. Democrats should be ashamed of themselves, at least the Republicans are trying.

    April 3, 2013 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  8. Jill-IN

    The Ryan budget plan does not deserve votes from Dems. The GOP and Ryan are not entitled to the yes vote just because the GOPers say so. Go ahead and try to punish us for being against Ryan's budget. You are going to get punished right back with the same plus a sound rejection at the voting booth.

    April 3, 2013 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  9. Sandy

    Scott

    Once again this shows just how far out of touch Democrats are with people. While offering nothing but higher taxes, and increasing social programs the Democrats have no plans to reduce anything. Democrats should be ashamed of themselves, at least the Republicans are trying.
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    The people REJECTED the Ryan budget in the last election. The only thing Republicans are trying to do is screw ordinary Americans and give to the rich and the people know it, that's why they voted against Romney/Ryan. LOL

    April 3, 2013 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  10. Gurgyl

    The most HORRIBE, useless congress this nation ever has.

    April 3, 2013 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  11. rs

    Republicans should do as they please. The nation voted against Ryan's draconian plan- cutting Medicare and Social Security to give the 1% another $400,000 in tax relief. I hope the GOP can stand THAT heat.

    April 3, 2013 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  12. James Bond

    Scott, do some research, their budget picks up where bush left us in 08, even worse, just because they put out a plan does not mean they are trying to help you or me, just look at it, read what economist say about it, its a joke, period, what they are saying, and what they are trying to do is incomplete contrdiction with each other, really, not trying to sound offensive, but they are counting on you not doing the research, everything they say is a bald face lie

    April 3, 2013 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  13. Bill

    The GOP, a party lacking direction and ideas and destined for further defeats in 2014 and 2016. End of story.

    April 3, 2013 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  14. Separate Checks

    Funny, republicans worried about budgets. Seems this only happened after the republican party broke the nation, and spent a surplus that could have been used better than it was used. Massive tax breaks for the wealthy, two wars placed on a credit card, antiquated business philosophies that brought manufacturers to their very knees. Now they want to be seen as the party of fiscal responsibility. Seems to smell of week old herring.

    April 3, 2013 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  15. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Scott
    Once again this shows just how far out of touch Democrats are with people. While offering nothing but higher taxes, and increasing social programs the Democrats have no plans to reduce anything. Democrats should be ashamed of themselves, at least the Republicans are trying.
    ------------------------------------------------
    The deficit has shrunken under President Obama. Not to mention, the President has put social security on the table. What more do you want? When a grand bargain is offered to you guys, you grab your football and go home.

    April 3, 2013 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  16. Malory Archer

    Scott

    Once again this shows just how far out of touch Democrats are with people.

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    Right on Scott! How DARE those dems do the bidding of the people who elected them? Apparently they didn't get the message that they work for their deep-pocketed owners and not the little people who voted for them! At least when a rethug gets bought they stay bought!

    April 3, 2013 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  17. RandyIA

    If the Senate leadership won't even let a vote happen. I would say the party of no now begins with a big D.

    April 3, 2013 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  18. James Bond

    Im sure if they asked the dems would have pitched in half, a dem on that list is a good one to vote for, why dont you fools think before you act, over70% of americans wanted more tax on the rich, and the gop responded how? fools, one and all

    April 3, 2013 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  19. Larry L

    @Scott

    Once again this shows just how far out of touch Democrats are with people.

    Read Sniffit's comment and see who is "out of touch"!

    "Ryan's Pathology of Plutocracy "budget" plan contains the same $700B in savings...savings thru reduced provider reimbursement rates and anti-fraud measures, etc....savings the GOP/Teatrolls are dishonestly mischaracterizing as "cuts" and then hypocritically complaining about even though they themselves have voted for them in one form or another.

    April 3, 2013 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  20. rs

    "Once again this shows just how far out of touch Democrats are with people."

    The nly people the Democrats are out of touch with are the Koch Bros. and their ilk, Grover Norquist and the NRA. Unfortunately for the GOP, those are the only folks they ARE in touch with.

    April 3, 2013 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  21. Chris

    Mid Terms are coming and the Rep. will be gone and wonder why they were voted out. Sounds like Romney's run for President. He still to this day really thought he had a chance.

    April 3, 2013 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  22. Malory Archer

    RandyIA

    If the Senate leadership won't even let a vote happen. I would say the party of no now begins with a big D.

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    Yeah, but it takes a 60-vote majority to avoid filibuster. So until the dems can acquire 60 UNCONSTESTED seats or until the rethugs stop filibustering EVERYTHING that comes down the pike the party of no will continue to begin with a big R.

    April 3, 2013 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  23. ST

    Very clever of Dems who didn't vote for that garbage Paul Ryan prepared. Good that they sent it back to the sender/writer. It had no value.

    April 3, 2013 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  24. 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.

    April 3, 2013 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  25. MaryM

    Ryan budget is going down in flames, just like Paul Ryan did in the election. remember, Lyin Ryan

    April 3, 2013 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
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