FreedomWorks: Bipartisan Senate Plan 'Betrayal'

Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 04:53 PM

By Todd Beamon

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The conservative group FreedomWorks denounced the bipartisan Senate agreement reached on Wednesday to end the fiscal stalemate in Washington, charging that it is a "complete surrender" of Republican objectives.

“Republican leadership has completely lost its way," Matt Kibbe, the organization's president, said in a statement. "Not only is this proposal a full surrender — it's a complete surrender with presents for the Democrats.

"Apparently [Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell’s idea of a ‘compromise’ is to increase the debt limit, fully fund a broken healthcare law, and promise talks of increasing spending down the road.”

McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, reached a deal with Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada on Wednesday that would end the partial federal government shutdown through Jan. 15 and raise the nation's debt ceiling through Feb. 7.

The agreement also would require income verification for those who receive subsidies on the insurance exchanges under Obamacare.

The House of Representatives was expected to approve the proposed legislation late Wednesday afternoon, with a vote in the Senate coming later in the evening.

“This bipartisan betrayal is the TARP Wall Street bailout all over again," Kibbe said, referring to the infusion of hundreds of billions of federal dollars into the U.S. financial system in September 2008. "The line separating the Democrats and the Republican establishment is fading. It might have disappeared today.

"This is about Washington insiders versus the rest of America now.”

FreedomWorks said it would use the vote in its annual scorecards of lawmaker voting patterns.

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