Help House Republicans grow a spine
The Heritage Foundation | December 19, 2012
House Republican leaders, like John Boehner and Eric Cantor, need a more conservative backbone.
Earlier this week, Boehner caved to pressure from President Obama and announced a $1 trillion tax-hike plan. Of course, even that isn’t enough for Barack Obama. A vote scheduled later this week will show us how much further GOP leaders will cave.
Conservatives ran for reelection this year with a vow not to raise taxes. America cannot afford for them to cave in to Barack Obama and John Boehner.
The truth is that America does not have a tax revenue problem. Our government has a spending problem. Boehner used to believe that, too.
Conservatives must stand strong on principle. Which is why we are launching an immediate and critical three-pronged effort to keep lawmakers accountable to their pledge not to hike taxes:
- We are engaging our 200,000 conservative activists and reactivating the Liberty Center infrastructure we built during the 2012 campaign.
- We are launching an aggressive and targeted media strategy in key Congressional districts to pressure lawmakers not to give in to the Obama-Boehner tax-hike plan.
- We are sending our team of experienced Capitol Hill veterans directly to lawmakers’ offices to lobby Congressmen and their staffs not to cave.
The Republican leadership is showing weakness, and we have to make sure Congressional conservatives hear our message: Don’t back down on the fight. Do not raise taxes. Don’t break the promise you made to your constituents.
Thank you for your commitment to principles.
Michael A. Needham
Chief Executive Officer
Heritage Action for America
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