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Ohio Tea Party Wants Boehner Action on Debt

Friday, 20 May 2011 11:43 AM

Ohio tea party members continue to push Speaker of the House John Boehner, criticizing him for his leadership on the issue of the nation’s debt ceiling. Boehner is feeling the heat, acknowledging the tea partyers wishes, but not making any promises, WXIX-FOX 19 in Cincinnati reported Friday.

ohio rtea party boehner"There is a dissatisfaction with what John is doing right now and there is also a dissatisfaction with the mood or the tenor of things he says," Jim Lewis, co-founder of the West Chester Tea Party, told the TV station.

Lewis and other tea party members recently met with Boehner.

"We were talking about the debt ceiling, and in that conversation it came up that yes the debt ceiling will have to be raised now and will probably have to be raised several more times," said Lewis.

Tea partyers want Boehner and other House members to keep a promise they made during the 2010 election cycle.

"We would like to see the $100 billion they promised in the first year in cuts, which never materialized, we would like to see that," said Lewis. "We would like to see spending decreased across the board."

Boehner’s office acknowledged the complaints in a Thursday statement.

"Speaker Boehner has great respect for the tea party movement and identifies closely with many who consider themselves part of the movement. Not every tea party activist agrees with him on his approach to every issue, but he appreciates the input he receives both from those who do and from those who don't. The American people have a right to hold their leaders' feet to the fire, and he'd be disappointed if they did anything less."

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