Sunday, November 08, 2015

(R) House Doesn't Like Accountability

Despite the dethroning of John Boehner and all the other warning signs from the growing anti-establishment movement, Republican House members reject accountability.

To Ryan's credit, he tried to get Members to man up.  For the time being, he failed.  Manhood is not in vogue in Washington D.C., ya'know.

...A new approach was needed in terms of taking care of the people’s business and a good place to start would be in the budget process. One great idea which had been floated was to move away from these giant, omnibus style spending bills and begin breaking various areas of the budget out for consideration as individual spending bills. That way everyone would have a chance to read them, comment, nix items which were bad investments and trim out some of the fat. Sounds good, right? This week the new Speaker tried to begin that process by counting heads and seeing if anyone was up for tackling a financial services appropriations bill....

...A handful of lawmakers also used a closed meeting Thursday to complain about difficult votes.
But Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), a member of the House Freedom Caucus, said that’s a reasonable price to pay for empowering rank-and-file members.

“There are going to be tough votes for me, tough votes for them. I think that’s what the speaker said all along, you asked for an open process, and that’s what that entails,” Salmon said. “That means people are going to have to take tough votes.”...HotAir quoting Politico

Not if THEY can help it, Matt.  And I intend to hold Sensenbrenner, RoJo, Ryan, and Grothmann accountable for their votes, even when they vote BOTH ways on hot topics as they are wont to do. 

Or Ryan could simply force his party members to do what is right, eh?

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