Rep. Quayle Votes No on Final Debt Ceiling Deal


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2011
CONTACT: Richard Cullen

WASHINGTON (DC) Congressman Ben Quayle (R-AZ) released the following statement Monday after voting against the amended Budget Control Act:

“Last week I voted for the Boehner plan because— while imperfect—it made adequate strides to get our fiscal House in order. The final debt-ceiling bill, however, goes in a direction that I cannot support. Due to the design of the bill’s trigger mechanism, I am concerned that President Obama will be able to use the threat of tax hikes and drastic defense cuts to continue to amass record levels of spending.

“Though I didn’t support today’s bill, I want to commend Speaker Boehner and the House Republican Leadership for changing the culture in Washington and compelling Congressional Democrats and the Obama Administration to finally recognize how central America’s debt problem truly is.

“On another note, it was a very special moment seeing Congresswoman Gabby Giffords cast her vote on the House Floor tonight. Both sides of the aisle greeted her with a loud standing ovation. It was a nice way to end what has been a very tense few days in the House.”

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Comments

  1. Paul Gosar voted for this crap plate.

    • Oh, not the “Satan Sandwich?”

      If Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick hadn’t voted for and supported every debt-exploding Democrat bill they concocted, she’d still have a job, yeah? Thanks to her and her Democrat collegues, there are a lot of us without jobs now, and no relief in sight for years.

  2. Qualye is another parasite that we need to vote out of congress

  3. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2011
    CONTACT: Tucson Vice

    WASHINGTON (DC) Congressbro Ben Quayle (R-AZ) released the following statement Monday after voting against the amended Budget Control Act:

    “Last week I voted for the Boehner plan because— while imperfect—it made adequate strides to get our fiscal House in order. The final debt-ceiling bill, however, goes in a direction that I cannot support. Due to the design of the bill’s trigger mechanism, I am concerned that President Obama will be able to use the threat of tax hikes and drastic defense cuts to continue to amass record levels of spending. I feel this despite the fact that today’s vote would not have included an increase in revenue or taxes, and despite the fact that I have little understanding at all of the military or defense spending. Nor do I feel inclined to explain how cutting defense spending and increasing revenue results in more spending. In any case, I knew that the bill would pass, so I felt safe voting against it. It helps me separate myself from “Washington” and “career politicians.” I’m told that those two phrases poll poorly, as does “frat boy.”

    “Though I didn’t support today’s bill, I want to commend Speaker Boehner and the House Republican Leadership for changing the culture (through use of hostage taking, refusal to negotiate and repeatedly storming out of meetings) in Washington and compelling Congressional Democrats and the Obama Administration to finally recognize how how much money my party has helped to spend since regaining power, and how central America’s debt problem truly is. I realize of course that my party and I have spent just as much money as my colleagues on the other side of the political aisle. I also realize that until very recently, my party cared very little about the national debt. Despite these two understandings, I stand by my statements and opinions.

    “On another note, it was a very special moment seeing Congresswoman Gabby Giffords cast her vote on the House Floor tonight. Both sides of the aisle greeted her with a loud standing ovation. It was a nice way to end what has been a very tense few days in the House. I hope you will excuse my pandering as I attempt to link myself to a nationally unifying figure who I have never met in my life. I have heard that she polls well, so I’m going with it.

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  4. LEO IN TSN says:

    WOW, what a great illusion—when Quayle and his AZ congressional cohorts speak, you can hardly see John Boehner’s lips moving. Congratulation to our guys on doing the Boehner shuffle while he pulls the strings.

    Quayle, et al, were allowed to vote against the compromise bill because the pre-vote totals showed it to be a done deal, and they needed to try to save face in AZ. Don’t forget, they had already voted FOR the Boehner Betray-US bill, in a time when their “no” votes would have counted. The Compromise bill they proudly voted against is just a carbon copy of the original Boehner Betray-US bill they voted FOR.

    Give Paul Gosar credit—he had the guts to stay with his original yes vote instead of trying to fool the AZ voters with these cheap parlor tricks. Credit where credit is due—AZ’s new crop of DC good ol’ boys has sold us into slavery.

    From the Family Research Council Washington Watch 08/01/2011: “From what we do know, this agreement would raise the debt ceiling an additional $2.4 trillion in exchange for $1.2 trillion in cuts over the next decade. Unfortunately for taxpayers, most of these cuts are to what the country would have spent, not what we are spending. In other words, the government will keep growing, just at a slower rate…If the next decade is similar to the last, then $1 trillion in cuts today will be more like $800 million in cuts tomorrow. What’s more, this deal is predicated on the notion that this Congress can bind the hands of the next Congress. That’s just not possible…To help hold Congress’s feet to the fire on deficit reduction, the deal does asks for a second wave of spending cuts this year. The only hitch is, those cuts would be determined by…the Super Committee, and judging by the description, there’s a lot to dislike… If they don’t [cut spending], a surge of cuts to the DEFENSE* and Medicare budgets would automatically go into effect… Unlike other bills, [congressional] members can offer no amendments–meaning that it could be used to as a vehicle to higher taxes or even radical social policy, since there are no limits on the Committee’s jurisdiction. And because the Committee’s recommendations would only require 51 votes in the Senate–as opposed to the 60 that bills typically need for cloture–there would be few ways to stop them… A lot of power would be given to this super Committee with very little accountability…”

    *emphasis is mine, since the only major cuts mandated are to DEFENSE and medicare. $2.4 trillion in new debt in the first year, offset by $7 billion in first-year cuts. The increase in our debt, without raising the ceiling, is $4 billion every DAY.

    THIS IS WHAT OUR AZ CROWD VOTED FOR IN THE BOEHNER BETRAY-US BILL.

    God bless America, and save us from the Washington insiders.

  5. The government owns about 70% of all real estate in america . About 4 texas fit in alaska and 95 % 0f Alaska , 77% 0f Nevada and most of Main just to list a few . Also rocky mountains Blue ridge etc. Than there is all the foreclosed homes banks own after the tax payers bailed them out .
    How can the government take away social secuirity and medicare benefits while they claim tittle to the aforementioned land ? How can the US be insolvent as washington claims ? All social secuirity recipie and lets secure social secuiritynts should be offered a choice . A one time settlement of a parcel of land or monthly checks . This should also be offered to persons with government pensions and corporations who have government contracts and claims . The federal government is stopping commerce and property tax by hording thease lands and we are a capitalist society not a socialist one . I think the feds should get out of the real estate business and we should eliminate some assets to become solvent again . Stop lying about the Us being broke lets secure social secuirity for those in the future .
    Gary Arbitter

  6. The government owns about 70% of all real estate in america . About 4 texas fit in alaska and 95 % 0f Alaska , 77% 0f Nevada and most of Main just to list a few . Also rocky mountains Blue ridge etc. Than there is all the foreclosed homes banks own after the tax payers bailed them out .
    How can the government take away social secuirity and medicare benefits while they claim tittle to the aforementioned land ? How can the US be insolvent as washington claims ? All social secuirity recipients should be given a choice of land or money . and lets secure social secuirity . If . A one time settlement of a parcel of land or monthly checks . This should also be offered to persons with government pensions and corporations who have government contracts and claims . The federal government is stopping commerce and property tax by hording thease lands and we are a capitalist society not a socialist one . I think the feds should get out of the real estate business and we should eliminate some assets to become solvent again . Stop lying about the Us being broke lets secure social secuirity for those in the future .if your paying in to social secuirity but under forty you should support a plan that will secure your money . The people run this country and we better keep it that way , if you want a future for your children .
    Gary Arbitter

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