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Feb 18 2011

Shutting Down Government? Not Us!

(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

The Speaker of the House John Boehner told Fox News host Sean Hannity that it was not the Republicans that were talking about shutting down the government on March 4 but the Democrats. Parroting his lying cohort, an “exasperated”, House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor (R-VA) boasted the same to Hannity.

Really?

I guess these two don’t talk to the other Republicans :

 – Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR): “Womack said he would be open to forcing a government shutdown over spending.” (The Hill, 12/12/10)

   – Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA): “If government shuts down, we want you with us. … It’s going to take some pain for us to do the things that we need to do to right the ship.” (9/10/10)

   – Rep. Tom Price (R-GA): Q: do you think shutdown should be off the table? PRICE: Everything ought to be on the table. (2/11/11)

   – Rep. Steve King (R-IA): “(King) said last week that he wants Boehner and other House leaders to sign a ‘blood oath’ that they will include a repeal of health care reform in every appropriations bill next year, even if President Barack Obama vetoes the bills and a government shutdown occurs.” (Roll Call 9/10/10)

   – Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI): If Obama…responds to the mandate from voters and understands he can’t disregard it, then he thinks Obama will do well “If he doesn’t, he will shut government down,” Walberg said. (Jackson Citizen Patriot, 11/03/10)

   – Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-MI): Q: Are you willing to participate in what would lead to a shutdown of the federal government to stop this monstrosity from going down he tracks? NUNNELEE: I agree with Congressman Boehner. We need to do whatever is necessary to make sure this bill never goes into effect. (11/09/10)

   – Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX): “If it takes a shutdown of government to stop the runaway spending, we owe that to our children and our grandchildren.” (11/15/10)

   – Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX): “This is the way the government should adjust. If they can’t pay their bills, wait.” ()

   – Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL): “We will do what we have to do, to shut down the government if we have to, to choke Obamacare if we have to.” (2/12/11)

   – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) when he was a candidate

Get the cotonout of your ears, guys. Ignorance is not bliss

h/t Think Progress

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