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Hoyer: ‘No’ to a Budget, ‘Yes’ to Middle Class Tax Hikes

June 21, 2010

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement on House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s budget speech this morning:“In his speech today, Majority Leader Hoyer admits that House Democrats will not do a budget this year, for the first time in modern history.  He also admits that he supports raising taxes on the middle class to pay for more government spending.  Read More

Earth to Democrats: Cut Spending Now To Create Jobs

June 21, 2010

Democrats once called passing a budget “the most basic responsibility of governing,” intoning that “if you can’t budget, you can’t govern.”  Yet House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) announced today that Washington Democrats are cancelling the budget this year, making it the Read More

Budget Brawl: Dem Agenda "Stalled" By "Smoldering" Infighting Over Spending

June 20, 2010

President Obama’s attempts to blame Republicans for his “stalled” agenda are being swamped by reports of infighting among Washington Democrats mired in a “summer budget crisis.” In one corner you have Democratic leaders trying to bury the memory of their out-of-control spending spree while still looking for new ways to dole out taxpayers’ hard-earned money. Read More

GOP to Dems: Stop Holding Troop Funding Hostage For 'Stimulus' Bailout

June 16, 2010

House Republicans have launched a coordinated offensive against Washington Democrats’ reckless scheme to hold critical troop funding hostage in order to force through billions in wasteful Washington spending. Read More