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Adler Called Out: Won’t Support HIS OWN Proposed Budget Cut!

July 29, 2010

John Adler

ADLER LAST WEEK. . . . ADLER CRIES FOR BIPARTISAN SPENDING CUTS: Four junior House Democrats frustrated with leadership’s approach to deficit spending are going rogue. Reps. Gary Peters, John Adler (D-N.J.), Jim Himes (D-Conn.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) are getting more vocal on their concerns about government spending. . . . Peters, Adler, Himes and Welch of Vermont are sending letters to Democrats and Republicans in the House Tuesday morning, asking them to join the group and propose ideas for cutting spending. (Simmi Aujla, “Four House Dems Revolt,” Politico, 7/20/2010)

ADLER THIS WEEK. . . . ADLER WON’T SUPPORT HIS OWN PROPOSED BUDGET CUT: House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is calling out Rep. John Adler for proposing a $1.1 billion budget cut only to fight Republican efforts to bring the idea to the House floor.  The New Jersey Democrat’s proposal, which would slice $1.1 billion over a decade by eliminating the Advance Earned Income Tax Credit, won the weekly online “YouCut” poll sponsored by Cantor.  But Adler is refusing to work with Cantor to compel a House floor vote, Cantor complained, even after Adler and other Democrats formed a deficit working group and said they welcome Republican support.

“It’s puzzling and unfortunate that just a week after Congressman Adler and three other House Democrats formed a working group that they claimed would fight spending cuts, he’d refuse to publicly support his own proposal,”

Cantor said in a statement.

“While Congressman Adler refuses to be a part of a real effort to cut spending, we will offer his proposal so that the entire House can vote on it in order to show that bipartisanship and cutting spending don’t have to be mutually exclusive.”

(Steven T. Dennis, “Cantor: Adler Won’t Support His Own Proposed Budget Cut,” CQ-Roll Call, 7/28/2010)

NRCC Comment:

“John Adler’s hypocrisy reached a new low, even for a self-serving career politician.  Adler may talk about bipartisanship and fighting for fiscal discipline while campaigning in New Jersey, but when it comes time to work across the aisle and cut wasteful spending he refuses to even support his own proposal.  If John Adler puts politics ahead of passing his own legislation, why would New Jersey voters expect him to ever look out for their interests?”

Tory Mazzola, NRCC Spokesman

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  1. SpeakUpNJ permalink
    July 29, 2010 2:49 pm

    Finally…finally…Adler gets caught in his self constructed web of lies! Adler has been pitching himself to anyone that would listen that “he isn’t like the other liberal socialist Democrats in the Obama,Pelosi,Reid Regime – HE is different!” He is a fiscally responsible moderate, according to his campaign propaganda. He is ASKING his constituents in his glossy brochures (paid for by tax payers) to SEND HIM IDEAS for reducing spending and debt. OK, got all that…i.e. HE has designed his own fake personality and character for the November election against real conservative Jon Runyan.

    Now the truth. Adler tries to get too cute and goes off trying to con every one by starting this little supposed “concerned Democrats” group spewing they are for spending cuts…they are NOT with the Obama/Pelsoi tax and spenders. And Adler walked right into the Republican YOUCUT trap. Cantor says OK John we agree with your plan, we have it in YOUCUT already and we Republicans are all behind it, all you have to do is vote the for planned cut to come “out of committee” to the House floor for a vote. And John Adler now realizes he has been “outed”…he dirties his pants when he realizes that HE never intended to actually CUT SPENDING…HE just wanted to TALK ABOUT it!!! Now Cantor forces him to show his REAL intentions against the spending cuts by voting against them in committee….OUTED! Thank you Mr Cantor.

    Now Jon Runyan…Cantor is holding Adler like a football ready to be launched for a game ending field goal…JUST APPLY THE KICK!

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