On Friday, U.S. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) addressed a group of state GOP chairmen. In his talk he discussed efforts to rein in the federal budget and spend taxpayer dollars wisely. According to AP:The fight carries on...Boehner also said he would not allow a House vote on a Senate-approved spending bill that contains about $14 billion more than Bush sought to support the war in Iraq and rebuilding from the hurricanes.On Thursday, Boehner told a group of reporters that, "The House will not take up an emergency supplemental spending bill for Katrina and the War in Iraq that spends one dollar more than what the President asked for. Period." This was just a day after the House approved the Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act (H.R. 4975), dramatic reforms aimed at changing the way Congress spends taxpayer dollars, reducing the number of earmarks, and promoting greater fiscal responsibility.
"If you look back over the last 50 years, in 45 of them we spent more than we took in, building debt that our kids and their kids get to pay," he said. "We are going to win (the fight over spending) because there are enough members of Congress, enough Republicans, that will stand up and say, `We're not going to spend more than what needs to be spent at this time.'"
Monday, May 08, 2006
Boehner: "WE ARE GOING TO WIN" THE FIGHT OVER SPENDING