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President wants everyone but himself to pay more
Topic - David Schweikert
House Speaker John A. Boehner is facing increasing pressure as several rebellious Republicans hinted that they won't vote to re-elect him to run the chamber, and a conservative interest group announced a bid to recruit someone else to run against him for the speakership.
Washington is abuzz over whether House Speaker John A. Boehner is purging conservatives from positions of power within his caucus. In a closed-door meeting Monday, Republican leaders stripped plum committee assignments from four outspoken advocates of limited government.
The Republican House leadership's realization that it's going to have to keep its pledge to trim $100 billion from the federal budget is proof that elections can matter. The GOP's fiscal hawks, especially those who joined the ranks after November's electoral blowout, balked at attempts to pass off a $40 billion cut as sufficient.
"I believe that if President Obama were to see firsthand what is really happening at a border spot like Arizona, he would understand the need to deploy the National Guard there immediately," says Rep. David Schweikert.
The Arizona Republican recently introduced the Southwest Border Protection Act, which would deploy at least 10,000 National Guard personnel on the Southwest border region until "operation control" is achieved, he says.