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July 20, 2011

House Approves 'Cut, Cap and Balance' Plan 234-190

Paul Ryan twas excellent as he discussed the “Cut, Cap & Balance the Budget” plan.

House Approves 'Cut, Cap and Balance' Plan

FOX News

The U.S. House of Representatives approved an bill that would increase the U.S. Debt Limit by $2.4 Trillion, accompanied by spending cuts, a cap on future expenditures and a Balanced Budget Amendment requirement. The bill passed the Republican-controlled House 234-190:

The House of Representatives has approved the GOP’s ‘Cut, Cap and Balance’ plan with a vote of 234 to 190.

The bill imposes caps on federal spending as a percentage of GDP. It also allows for an increase in the debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion in exchange for both the Senate and House approving a balanced budget amendment.

House Speaker John Boehner played a muted role in public during the day, but later applauded the passage of the plan.

“House Republicans are the only ones to put forward and pass a real plan that will create a better environment for private-sector job growth by stopping Washington from spending money it doesn’t have and preventing tax hikes on families and small businesses," he said in a statement. "The White House hasn’t said what it will cut."

But nine Republicans voted no on the plan, including Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas. Five Democrats sided with Republicans.

The plan is under a veto threat by Obama amid predictions that it won't make it through the Senate.

Republicans fiercely defend the cut, cap and balance proposal, noting that they've done more than Obama in putting a plan on the table.


Wild Thing's comment.........

GOP voting NO: Bachmann, Broun (GA), Canseco, DesJarlais, Griffith (VA), Jones, Mack, (Ron) Paul, Rohrabacher.
DEM voting YES: Boren, Cooper, Matheson, McIntyre, Shuler.

Here is the complete list of votes


Posted by Wild Thing at July 20, 2011 03:50 AM


Ron Paul always claiming how much he tries to cut spending, yet always votes to spend more money, always tries to get his share for his district, the man is not consistant on this at all, he lies as much as obama does when it comes to his record.

Posted by: Mark at July 20, 2011 07:09 AM

This proposal like McConnell's before it, does little to solve the problem. In only provides a delaying tactic, to try and stave off the inevitable.

It is nothing more that a prime example of compromise and deal making,designed to make the public think that something is being done, by their representative in Congress.

The one thing that can be said, in defense of this bill, is that at the very least, it is a plan. Not a good one, but a plan.

We have yet to see any sort of a comprehensive plan put forth by the President or the Democrats in Congress, that specifically enumerate what exactly is to be done.

So far, all we have heard is rhetoric, sound bites etc., something the current resident of the White House is famous for.

Posted by: Sean at July 20, 2011 11:31 AM

Mark, glad you pointed that out, it is so true, that is exactly what Ron Paul does.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 21, 2011 01:50 AM

Sean, well said, thank you. I wish the media would point out more that the only one not having a plan good or bad is obama.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 21, 2011 01:53 AM