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Posted: 9/11/2010 12:24:32 AM EDT
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0910/41980.html

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland eyes government shutdown


By JAMES HOHMANN | 9/10/10 1:39 PM EDT

A prominent Republican congressman raised the specter Friday of a government shutdown if the GOP wins control of the House.

Speaking to hundreds of activists gathered at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington for the Faith and Freedom Conference, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) urged the audience to stand with House Republicans when they go toe-to-toe with President Barack Obama.

Westmoreland said his caucus — presuming it takes control of the House come November — aims to pass spending bills that Obama is likely to veto. He predicted Republicans would not be able to override such a veto, creating a standoff that could cause Congress to grind to a halt.

"If the government shuts down, we want you with us,” he said.

The congressman recalled a similar shutdown that took place in 1995, when Newt Gingrich — also a speaker at the conference — was serving as House speaker. A future standstill could temporarily close national parks or delay payments from the government, Westmoreland speculated.

"We have put Band-Aids on some things that need to be cleaned out,” he said. "That is going to take some pain. There’s going to have to be some pain for us to do some things that we’ve got to do to right the ship."

As a vice chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, Westmoreland has helped with candidate recruitment for congressional races. He said the group has tried to enlist candidates who are more interested in tackling the country’s problems than getting reelected in 2012.

And though his party has been cast by Democrats as the "party of no,” Westmoreland promised that a new version of the Contract With America is on its way, referring to a document released by the Republican Party in 1994 before reclaiming a majority in the House that November. He said it might be packaged as "promises" Republicans will make to voters if they win.

Also, Republicans mostly likely would waste no time taking advantage of a House majority: The first item on the agenda would be a repeal of the health care reform bill, he said.

"When we take the majority, we’re going to assume that the American people have revolted, or whatever, against the Obama agenda, the progressive agenda, for Washington,” he said.

Link Posted: 9/11/2010 12:26:20 AM EDT
Sounds good to me. Hope they actually do it.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 12:28:02 AM EDT
Sounds good to me too. Throw all the bums out.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 12:31:54 AM EDT
We did that once.

Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:31:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 103:
Sounds good to me. Hope they actually do it.


Me too - last time we saw what made $. States took over some things that were money makers and ran them IIRC.

Majority of the expenditures are a huge waste of $ anyway.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:34:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2010 4:35:13 AM EDT by mjohn3006]
GOOD!!!


Republicans gain congress and the POTUS and stuff starts to go to shit. We elect a Democrat congress and everything grinds to a halt.....economy recovers and everyone is happy.
Democrats gain congress and the POTUS and stuff starts to go to shit. We elect a Republican congress and everything grinds to a halt.....economy recovers and everyone is happy.
Republicans gain congress and the POTUS and stuff starts to go to shit. We elect a Democrat congress and everything grinds to a halt.....economy recovers and everyone is happy.
Democrats gain congress and the POTUS and stuff starts to go to shit. We elect a Republican congress and everything grinds to a halt.....economy recovers and everyone is happy.
Republicans gain congress and the POTUS and stuff starts to go to shit. We elect a Democrat congress and everything grinds to a halt.....economy recovers and everyone is happy.
Democrats gain congress and the POTUS and stuff starts to go to shit. We elect a Republican congress and everything grinds to a halt.....economy recovers and everyone is happy.
Republicans gain congress and the POTUS and stuff starts to go to shit. We elect a Democrat congress and everything grinds to a halt.....economy recovers and everyone is happy.
Democrats gain congress and the POTUS and stuff starts to go to shit. We elect a Republican congress and everything grinds to a halt.....economy recovers and everyone is happy.

Grinding to a halt is good!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:39:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2010 4:40:09 AM EDT by Admiral_Crunch]
I voted for that man.




Who 'dat?
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:40:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:46:19 AM EDT
Republicans should pass one large bill that will remove 50% of the government beaurocracy overnight and another 15 to 20 percent of it over a 20 year period.

Unfortunately taxes cannot be cut for a while....but all the cut funding will be directed toward the national debt.

just my $0.02
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 4:57:49 AM EDT
They'll say anything during campaign season.
Link Posted: 9/11/2010 5:48:50 AM EDT
Supposedly the Republicans are going to release an updated version of the "Contract with America" and they claim every R will sign this document, so it should be interesting to see just what they plan on doing if they're voted in! Early word is that we're possibly looking at a pledge to repeal (which I don't believe) or at the very least, de-fund most of the Obama Care bullshit, and to work on stopping and re-vamping current entitlements. I believe this is supposed to happen towards the end of this month, so we'll see if these douchebags will put their money where their mouths are!
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