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House Conservatives Must Vote Down Rules On All Government-Growing Legislation!

House rules are determined by the majority party and determine what bills are voted on, how much time is allotted to deliberate them, and how to go about the amendment process.

Once the rules are determined, they are voted on – it is usual that the minority party votes against the rules the majority party sets, and vice versa, which lends these votes to be divided on party lines.

Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon notes that fiscal conservatives too often vote in favor of the rules for bills they would otherwise never vote in favor of, which actually aids the bills in the long-run by placing them up for a vote.

This is why Rep. Salmon explicitly pledged the following:

“From this point forward, I will vote against the rule for bills that increase spending without offsetting spending cuts and encourage my other conservative colleagues to do the same. Similarly, if House leadership brings any more bills to the floor without first securing the support from the majority of the GOP conference, I will take the same action. If enough of my conservative colleagues in the House join me, we can unilaterally put an end to the growth of government that is moving us closer to Greece-like fiscal calamities.”

The Arizona Rep. adds that he is willing to challenge GOP leadership over spending issues because his “allegiance will always be to the Constitution and the American people first and foremost, not to [his] political party.”

Rep. David Schweikert was the first to join Salmon in his efforts to limit government, stop spending, and defend fiscal conservatism.

It’s time for all conservative members to make this pledge – we must demand them to do it! If they don’t, we know that they are no better than Big Government Democrats in finances.

TAKE ACTION and DEMAND Your Representative to PLEDGE to VOTE DOWN THE RULES on all GOVERNMENT-GROWING Legislation!

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Mar 15th, 2013
Aileen H. from Anchorage, AK writes:
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Stop the runaway spending by this administration and Obama personally. I can't imagine a family going away on million dollars vacations, golfing trips and throwing parties with excessive and expensive alcohol and food when a family is in financial crisis the actions of Obama and his administration is a slap in the face of common sense and logic and worse because it is the Americans hard earned taxdollars being wasted. Stop this runaway destructive train before our country is in total ruins. Remember uphold and protect the Constitution and Bill of Rights - this administration is doing all it can to destroy all of the above.
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Chris O. from Ravenwood, MO writes:
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Freeze spending, eliminate waste.
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Martha E. from Lone Oak, TX writes:
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It is about time someone is willing to stand up and not vote for more spending and big government. John Boehner was stupid for not allowing a vote to defund Obamacare the country can not afford it. It is time to hold the line and shut down the duplicated agencies and the free cell phone service and a lot of other freeby stuff!
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Soteria L. from San Angelo, TX writes:
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You are a great example and inspiration to us all! We are praying for our government and I believe what you are doing, over and over taking a bold stand for what is right, is a big part of God answering our prayers! I believe God is very pleased with you! And the American people (who know) also! Thank you! Soteria Allen
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IMPEACH Obama and solve ALL OUR PROBLEMS and take a look at homeland securitybuying up all of this Ammo and Tanks who are they going to use these things on. How smart does anyone have to be to figure out. His Followers and All the people he has hynotized AND THE REST OF OUR (GOVERNMENT) BETTER SNAP OUT OF IT AND WAKE UP BEFORE THIS WHEEL IS TO BIG TOO STOP BEFORE HE RUINS OUR SONS AND DAUGHTER AND GRAND CHILDRENS WORLD! PLEASE STOP AND THINK ABOUT THIS BEFORE IT IS ALL GONE FOR THEM