The Congressmen Who Voted for Default

Submitted by kvaughn on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 08:41

The left, the establishment right, and the mainstream media all claim that the Tea Party wants to force a default on the debt. The actual facts show a very different story - one that puts the blame squarely upon the establishment right.

A simple measure is to look at who voted for the 2014 budget, which we know will result in a $500+ billion deficit, and then voted against borrowing the money to fund this budget. In essence, the combination of these votes results in a vote to default on our debt.  The Tea Party, by-and-large, voted against each measure - the most fiscally responsible position. The Democrats, by-and-large, voted for each measure - a reasonable position if one niavely thinks that we can borrow money forever. However, the establishment Republicans wanted to play both sides - they voted for continued spending without offering any way to pay for the deficits that they approved. The names of all 134 congressmen (132 R, 2 D) who voted for the spending but against paying the bills that they approved are:

Bachus
Barletta
Barr
Barrow (GA)
Benishek
Bilirakis
Bishop (UT)
Black
Blackburn
Boustany
Brady (TX)
Brooks (IN)
Bucshon
Capito
Carter
Cassidy
Chaffetz
Cole
Collins (GA)
Cook
Cramer
Crenshaw
Culberson
Davis, Rodney
Denham
Diaz-Balart
Duffy
Ellmers
Farenthold
Fincher
Fleischmann
Fleming
Flores
Forbes
Fortenberry
Foxx
Frelinghuysen
Gerlach
Gibbs
Gibson
Goodlatte
Gowdy
Granger
Graves (GA)
Graves (MO)
Griffin (AR)
Griffith (VA)
Guthrie
Harper
Harris
Hartzler
Heck (NV)
Hensarling
Herrera Beutler
Hudson
Huizenga (MI)
Hultgren
Hunter
Hurt
Jenkins
Johnson (OH)
Joyce
Kelly (PA)
Kinzinger (IL)
Kline
Lance
Latta
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
Marino
Matheson
McAllister
McCaul
McHenry
McKinley
McMorris Rodgers
Messer
Mica
Miller (FL)
Miller (MI)
Mulvaney
Murphy (PA)
Noem
Nunnelee
Olson
Palazzo
Paulsen
Perry
Pittenger
Pitts
Price (GA)
Reed
Renacci
Rice (SC)
Rigell
Roby
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (MI)
Rokita
Rooney
Ros-Lehtinen
Ross
Rothfus
Ryan (WI)
Schock
Sessions
Shuster
Simpson
Smith (TX)
Southerland
Stewart
Stivers
Stutzman
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tiberi
Turner
Upton
Wagner
Walberg
Walden
Walorski
Webster (FL)
Westmoreland
Whitfield
Wilson (SC)
Wittman
Womack
Woodall
Yoder
Yoho
Young (AK)
Young (IN)