Why We Need More Conservatives

Friday, June 29th, 2012 and is filed under Blog, Issues, News

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Every Republican swears up and down that he/she supports limited government, a balanced budget, and free markets.  Yet, once again, only a fraction of Republicans in Washington were able to stand for those ideals.  The House and Senate passed the Obama highway bill/student loan stimulus with overwhelming majorities.

Just 52 Republicans, 21% of the conference, voted against this budget buster that violated several tenets of the GOP Pledge to America.  Only 19 Republicans in the Senate voted no.

Here’s a color-coded spreadsheet of the House vote sorted by Cook PVI.  We’ve got a lot of red state Republicans who have no interest in balancing the budget, limiting government, or restoring free markets.  It’s votes like this that separate the men from the boys.

After the Supreme Court failed to uphold our Constitution, we must focus our attention on Congress.  We applaud the 52 GOP House members and 19 senators for supporting limited government.