#ncpol: Pittenger, McHenry come to the aid of Boehner & Obama on budget

North Carolina Republicans Robert Pittenger and Patrick McHenry were TWO of the seventy-nine Republicans who joined pittengerwith ALL of the Democrats in the House to pass the debt-increasing, budget-busting deal formulated in the middle of the night by The Orange Man and his buddy Barry.

Richard Hudson did not bother to vote — so he technically should be lumped in with those two. .

A GOP majority, we were told.  Just give us a Republican majority and we’ll make your wildest Tea Party dreams come true.  Well, the GOP owns Capitol Hill now. But Barry and Harry and Nancy are getting EVERYTHING they want and MORE!

Here are the gory details of this legislation: 

The House on Wednesday approved a controversial budget plan that most Republicans opposed, in what was likely to be House Speaker John Boehner’s last major legislative push before retiring on Friday.

The budget agreement will allow the government to exceed spending caps for the next two years and suspend the nation’s borrowing limit in exchange for modest entitlement reform.

The bill passed thanks to bipartisan support, with the majority of votes coming from Democrats who, conservatives complained, may have gotten the better end of the deal.

Republicans split more than two-to-one against it — the GOP vote was 79-167. Every Democrat supported the bill. The final vote was 266-167.

The measure now moves to the Senate, where conservatives are vowing to oppose it and where Democratic votes will again be required for passage. The White House said Wednesday that President Obama supports its passage to avoid a debt ceiling crisis that otherwise would hit Nov. 3.mchenry

The bill raises spending by $80 billion over the next two fiscal years and it suspends the nation’s borrowing limit until March 2017, which were the top items on the Democratic wish list.

But lawmakers in both parties praised the deal for eliminating the so-called sequester cuts.

“This will roll back the harmful, automatic meat-ax approach of sequestration cuts which gut important federal programs and slice the good with the bad, including slicing into our military strength,” said Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who helped craft the deal, said it “creates jobs, protects senior and invests in our future.”

Seriously, folks. It’s no longer Rs versus Ds.  It’s US vs. THEM.  (And THEM are perfectly fine with bleeding us dry to keep us dependent and to secure their personal financial and career success.) 

8 thoughts on “#ncpol: Pittenger, McHenry come to the aid of Boehner & Obama on budget

  1. Well, Rouzer did not vote for this…I am surprised. I still may not vote for him though, he seems to be too similar to the Tillis wing of the NC GOP.

    1. Yes, but how did Router vote for the procedural vote that preceded the final vote? Or Holding, Walker, and Fox for that matter. Bet they voted to move the budget deal to the floor.

      1. About 30, mostly conservative heroes, and only including Walter Jones from NC, voted against the procedural rule, which is the place these things can usually best be stopped (although not this one, since as a ”bi-partisan” bill that was really a cave in to Obama, the Democrats voted for the rule). Hudson did not vote. The rest of the NC Republicans voted for it before they voted against it.

  2. McHenry and Pittenger also voted to fund the Obama executive amnesty, and have cast lots of other votes enabling the Obama agenda. I am sure Ellmers would have joined them on this one, too, as she has in the past, if she did not have a tough primary. These are all Obama Republicans we need to remove from office. Jim Duncan is well on the way to doing that with Ellmers, but we need conservatives to step up to the plate and take on and take out McHenry and Pittenger. Their records are awful and there is plenty of material to use in a primary.

    Ted Cruz gave an excellent speech on what is wrong with our GOP ”leadership” in Washington and the Senate Conservatives Fund has excerpted the best three minutes of it:


    Paul Ryan is just a warmed over John Boehner. Ryan and Boehner go back a long way, to the time Ryan as a college student worked in one of Boehner’s Congressional campaigns. Ryan has been a very consistent vote in the past to sell out to Obama, and he was again this time, too. Republican voters desperately wanted a change in our House leadership, but the beltway bullies refused to give us one. Ryan is just more of the same, and with a voting record that is actually more liberal than Boehner and McCarthy.

  3. Quoting Hal Rodgers, main sponsor of CRomnibus and one of the worst big spending Republicans in the House, tells it all about what type of ”Republicans” sold out to Obama on this one. Rodgers is one of those who badly needs a primary.

  4. Richard Hudson was at his grandfather’s funeral. I’m sure he would have voted against it if he was there.

    1. and he has a 1 month old child also I thought it was younger and that could have been the reason thanks for the other info and sorry for his families loss

  5. Hope next election the Republicans voting with the jackass Democrats get voted out with Republicans that will do a better job. I was hoping Mc Henry was better than that.

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