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  • Budgets, Abortion, and Obamacare: 9 Things House Conservatives Said Today

    The Murray-Ryan budget surfaced Tuesday night, and led the conversation between House conservatives this morning at The Foundry’s Conversations With Conservatives. Missed the event? We’ve compiled an exclusive list of some of their comments below.

    On the Murray-Ryan Budget Deal:

    Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC):

    Now we’ve raised the debt ceiling over a trillion dollars this calendar year without a single penny of spending reduction.

    Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH):

    Eleven months ago our conference made a decision, the entire conference made a decision. … It was real simple, we will not get rid of the sequester unless and until we get the kind of big savings and management programs, the real changes that will preserve and save those programs, and put our nation on a path to balance within the next 10 years.

    It is not going to put it on that path to balance that everyone in this country knows we need to do if we’re going to get our country out of this fiscal mess.

    Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS):

     It is more spending, more revenue coming to Washington.

    Representative Raúl Labrador (R-ID):

     I think it’s a terrible plan, I think it undoes everything that we set out in the Williamsburg Accord, I think it actually violates everything we set out in the Williamsburg Accord. It also makes a lot of promises to the American people that are false.

    We are making promises of future spending decreases again, for actual spending increases today.

    On User Fees:

    Representative Tom McClintock (R-CA):

    I happen to believe once government spends a dollar they have decided to tax that dollar. The only question is when and by what means. So I agree that this is a $63 billion increase in spending over the next two years, and therefore $63 billion in new taxes that have to come from someone…

    Representative Raúl Labrador (R-ID):

    We aren’t using it for deficit reduction, we’re just using it for increasing spending.

    On Signing Up for Insurance Under Obamacare:

    Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS):

    It’s confusing. It’s meant to be that way. … [In Kansas] one insurance company refused to tell me on the phone whether they cover abortion. Refused. Said, ‘Call somebody else, we don’t know.’

    >>Find out how Heritage experts weigh in on the “bipartisan” budget agreement here. 

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