Saturday, April 09, 2011

Rep Allen West says NO to Budget Deal

What actually passed early Sat morning was another continuing resolution which runs out April 15 so leadership has time to write a bill plus a military appropriations bill. Rep West and other Tea Party Congress members are expressing major reservations about voting for the final bill which will incorporate all the elements of the agreement.

Rep. Allen West is against the bipartisan budget deal between Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the Obama administration.

West (R-Fla.) told The Hill that $39 billion in cuts is insufficient. Asked whether he was pleased with the agreement on policy riders, West responded, "It's all about the money."

West, a freshman who is popular with the Tea Party, said he is a firm "no" on the measure, which will be voted on next week.