22 Republicans who voted against raising the debt ceiling

Jason Cockrell
Aug 2, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Boehner screaming "Hell no!"Katy Perry may have taken too many shots last Friday night, but Congress was much drunker.

Politico reports that Speaker Boehner managed to pass his compromise budget plan through the House with 218 Republicans in favor and 22 opposed. The Boehner Plan raised the debt ceiling by trillions without providing any balanced budget amendment, enslaving the young people into yet more debt.

All Democrats voted against the bill for political posturing and because it cut too much from the budget, in their opinion. In point of fact it actually cut nothing, and the upcoming fiscal year will see greater spending than the previous, and so on and so forth. All the same, 22 Republicans (or about 5% of Congressmen) stood by the young Americans and refused to support more debt which will lead to higher taxes and lower benefits down the road. Here are those Congressmen:

Justin Amash (Mich.)
Michele Bachmann (Minn.)
Chip Cravaack (Minn.)
Jason Chaffetz (Utah)
Scott Desjarlais (Tenn.)
Tom Graves (Ga.)
Tim Huelskamp (Kans.)
Steve King (Iowa)
Tim Johnson (Ill.)
Tom McClintock (Calif.)
Mick Mulvaney (S.C.)
Ron Paul (Texas)
Connie Mack (Fla.)
Jim Jordan (Ohio)
Tim Scott (S.C.)
Paul Broun (Ga.)
Tom Latham (Iowa)
Jeff Duncan (S.C.)
Trey Gowdy (S.C.)
Steve Southerland (Fla.)
Joe Walsh (Ill.)
Joe Wilson (S.C.)

Americans have succeeded in reclaiming 5% of their legislature which for so long has voted against their interests year after year. I, for one, am pleased, and can only say, "Onward to 10%!"

Best opening statement ever. 

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I'm starting an Anti-Debt 22 PAC.. I'm open to other name suggestions. :)

FreedomSearcher's picture

I just want to give a shout out to my Representative, Congressman Paul Broun (GA-10).

I'm losing him with redistricting and getting Congressman John Barrow (GA-12, D). With him gaining the "most conservative county" in Georgia, it should be easy to offset any urban support he'd get from Augusta, but it'll be a fight. I'd be more than proud if we kicked him out, though. 

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