Gov. Shutdown Looming: Boehner Heads Off Cliff With Tea Party Radicals

April 5, 2011


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3 Responses to “Gov. Shutdown Looming: Boehner Heads Off Cliff With Tea Party Radicals”

  1. majii on April 5th, 2011 10:57 pm

    Great write up, Sue! A member of the Tea Party Caucus, Congressman Grimm, spoke out against the cuts and has been rebuked by tea party members in his district and by the Heritage Foundation. Mr. Grimm is a former member of the FBI who believes government does have a role to play in our lives.

    “Now, Grimm says he supports the basic Tea Party principles of fiscal responsibility while opposing those embracing a shutdown.

    “By listening to these groups we would be shortchanging America,” he said.[...]

    “The idea that there’s no role for government is ludicrous,” Grimm said. His goal, he said, is “putting government back to its original position, which is limited but should be effective and efficient.”

    None-too-pleased Tea Party activists in his district dubbed his earlier word choice “insulting.” And the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation warned that “when you’ve got Tea Party-supported politicians sticking their thumb in the eye of the Tea Party, there will be a price to pay.”

    http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/05/grimm-tea-party-shortchanging-america/

  2. majii on April 5th, 2011 10:59 pm

    That should have said that Mr. Grimm is against a government shutdown.

  3. Roger L Haney on April 7th, 2011 4:20 pm

    The Tea Party is the future party to replace the democrat party

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