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Rock Star vs. RINO

Posted at 04:22 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: *Conservative Rock Stars
RINO Rep. Mike Simpson (Club lifetime rating: 57%) took to the local press in Idaho to criticize his far more conservative colleague, Rep. Raul Labrador (Club lifetime rating: 100%):

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson says fellow Republican Rep. Raul Labrador has forever undermined his effectiveness with an “irresponsible” role in plotting to defeat GOP House Speaker John Boehner.

“I think there are 15 or 16 members of our conference that have substantially lost credibility,” said Simpson, one of Boehner’s closest friends in the House.

...In response, Labrador called Simpson a “bully” and “an old-school legislator that went to Washington, D.C., to compromise.”

“That’s how you get to a $1 trillion deficit, by just tinkering around the edges,” Labrador said. “But I think we live in a new world where we have some very serious fiscal issues in America, and you need to have people who are willing to say ‘no’ to a lot of things — things that are very popular back home — and that are willing to put their political careers on the line.”

Kudos to Labrador for standing up for economic freedom, even when it means disagreeing with your less-than-principled in-state colleague.

Key Vote Alert - "YES" on Mulvaney Amdt (#4) to HR 152

Posted at 11:11 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: *Key Vote Alert House*
"YES" on Mulvaney Amdt (#4) to HR 152

The Club for Growth urges all members of the U.S. House to vote "YES" on Rep. Mulvaney's amendment (#4) to the Sandy relief bill (HR 152). Consideration on the House floor is expected later today. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth's 2013 congressional scorecard.

This amendment would pay for the $17 billion bill by applying an across-the-board cut of 1.63% to all discretionary spending.

The underlying bill continues to remain unpaid for, and this amendment would fix that. It's the very least Congress can do to start acting in a fiscally responsible manner.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 113th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.

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