Top conservative says no to budget deal
April 12th, 2011
04:50 PM ET
12 years ago

Top conservative says no to budget deal

Washington (CNN) - A key conservative leader in the House of Representatives said Tuesday he opposes the budget deal negotiated last week by President Barack Obama and Speaker John Boehner.

Rep. Jim Jordan - like Boehner an Ohio Republican - called the $38.5 billion in cuts included in the deal insufficient, noting that House Republicans had originally proposed a much larger package of spending reductions. In January, the GOP-controlled House passed a budget blueprint calling for $61 billion in cuts.


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. ConservaFascists/FUBAR

    Hey Jordan, this ain't Burger king and you can't have it your way. Deal with it!

    April 12, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    There is no such thing as a 'top republican.' CNN should use only 'low life' and 'republican' in the same sentence.

    April 12, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Cut the tax breaks for big oil, big corporations, and eliminate the tax cuts for the wealthy; then the middle class and seniors will not be the only ones to have to make a sacrifice.

    April 12, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  4. sammieb51

    Whatever, his leader, the Speaker, agreed to the terms and shook hands - do these gopers have no concept of honor?

    April 12, 2011 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  5. T'sah from Virginia

    It's all over – go home and face your constituents!!

    April 12, 2011 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  6. diridi

    Idiot, if you have guts, rise tax on whoever makes more than 250k, and bring back our troops from Iraq, Afganistan, and other places...including Germany....we do not need them there, we need education, medicare, infrastructure, clean energy, tough immigration, science and tech, and R and D....etc.,, execute things, and then not talk as idiot...stupid ass.....

    April 12, 2011 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  7. gt

    60/40.... thats where the people more extremes.....left or right....

    April 12, 2011 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  8. Name king

    Repugs want to dismantle the public sector, how the hell small business going to survive. When all it's customers are gone. Large corporations probably can bounce back by going over seas to get customers, but small businesses which employs 2/3 of the labor force, will either have to close down shop when they lose their customers, or have mass lay offs, when their public service customers are crippled by the GOP onslaught, while the rich get richer and keep hiding trillions in secret off shore accounts to prevent them from paying taxes to the American economy.

    April 12, 2011 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  9. Al-NY,NY

    Don't care what these guys say. So say no, be an obstructionist (like you never were in the first place), and get blamed when people want to know why nothing ever happens. Reel in those T-bag#ing sheep and DO SOMETHING

    April 12, 2011 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  10. RiffRaff

    Ohio is not pleased with their republican choices this past Nov. Especially with Gov Kasich. It appears they were promised one thing & given something else.-like banning unions-a huge faction in Ohio. Hopefully this backlash will continue thru Boehner's (and Jordan's) reelection crusade. this is Boehner's year,isnt it?

    April 12, 2011 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  11. B

    These Republicans are going to destroy this recovering economy and blame Obama for it!

    The most outrageous aspect of it is that Obama, being Mr."Nice Guy", might just let it happen..

    He wouldn’t want to upset anyone in the process.

    April 12, 2011 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |