The tea party conservatives aren't feeling Speaker Boehner's fiscal cliff counteroffer.
Americans For Prosperity, the Koch-funded group responsible for funding numerous tea party protests and conservative grassroots efforts, attacked the spending cuts in Boehner's plan as "disappointingly small" in a statement Monday night.
"Sadly this plan leaves Conservatives wanting," AFP president Tim Phillips said.
His full statement:
"The President's proposal and Speaker Boehner's counteroffer fail to seriously deal with the reality of the problems facing the nation. 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."
AFP policy director James Valvo had similar words for Boehner's plan:
"Speaker Boehner's counteroffer today offers disappointingly small spending reductions. After immediately giving in to higher taxes following the election, the Speaker has now followed up by pulling the best parts of the House budget off the table. The only way to solve the nation's fiscal woes is to reform the runaway entitlement programs and government spending. It is disturbing that this proposal may give up the entire FY2013 spending reductions agreed to in the BCA.”