Did you show up at the polls on November 2nd for nothing? It seems that way. The House Republican Leadership has decided to put Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on the Appropriations Committee and that’s pretty much it. They are sending a signal to the tea party movement that this is all they’ll get.
John Boehner and Eric Cantor want Hal Rogers of Kentucky to serve as Appropriations Chairman. Hal Rogers is a big spending porker who has been a champion of earmarks. So brazen in his lust for your money, Rogers wants to put a Lockheed Martin lobbyist in as staff director for the Appropriations Committee — a lobbyist in charge of doling out the dollars.
But the fight is not over. Today the House GOP must ratify the leadership’s decisions and we can still get Jack Kingston into the Chairman’s chair. Go to our action center and fight to stop this. Call your Republican Congressman this morning. Tell him to support Jack Kingston as Appropriations Chairman.
Stand up to John Boehner and Eric Cantor. Fight for your principles.
If you believe the GOP must change their ways, you must then fight against Hal Rogers’s appointment and support Jack Kingston instead. This fight is too important. We must rebuke House Republican Leaders and compel them to do the right thing.
I’m going to make it easy for you.
Go to our action center here. Call your Republican Representative and tell him to support Jack Kingston for Appropriations Chairman. Kingston, like Rogers, was an Appropriations Sub-Committee Chairman. Only Kingston turned in a budget on time and under budget.
Between Rogers and Kingston, Kingston is a stronger fiscal conservative who will work to cut spending.
Tell your Congressman that putting a huge porker in charge of Appropriations with a lobbyist as staff director is an insult to all the work you did to get the GOP back into the majority.
Call this morning. Stand up to John Boehner and Eric Cantor. Fight for your principles.
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