Conservative Groups Oppose New Budget Deal
Many Republican lawmakers and high-profile conservative groups spoke out against the deal due to its proposed spending increase.By Christian Bryant | December 11, 2013
A budget deal reached Tuesday has support from two of the GOP's biggest leaders in the House: Rep. Paul Ryan and Speaker John Boehner. But the bipartisan deal could still fall flat with rank-and-file Republicans.
JOHN BOEHNER: "They're using our members and they're using the American people for their own goals. This is ridiculous. Listen: If you're for more deficit reduction, you're for this agreement." (Via CNN)
That was Speaker Boehner defending the budget agreement and lambasting prominent conservative groups that have come out in opposition. Those groups include Americans for Prosperity, Club for Growth, Heritage Action and FreedomWorks — all very influential and well-financed. (Via Los Angeles Times)