The Hill: Conservative groups lash out at GOP's 'fiscal cliff' counteroffer
Two high profile conservative groups lashed out Monday at the counteroffer made by House Republican leaders to President Obama in the “fiscal cliff” negotiations.
“Republicans were reelected in the House to stop Pres. Obama’s agenda, not figure out creative ways to fund it,” Dan Holler, communications director for Heritage Action for America, a sister organization of the Heritage Foundation, told The Hill in an email.
And Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group partially funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, said the GOP offer “left conservatives wanting.”
“The President’s proposal and Speaker Boehner’s counteroffer fail to seriously deal with the reality of the problems facing the nation,” Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips said in a statement. “Conservatives are looking for a leader to fight against tax increases, to push back against wasteful government spending, and address the fiscal challenges in a bold way. Sadly this plan leaves conservatives wanting.”