In its January newsletter, Tea Party Boise says Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, "is the only one who not only Talks the Talk but Walks the Walk."
Labrador opposed the deal that lowered income tax rates for all taxpayers excepting individual income over $400,000 and couples over $450,000. The rest of the Idaho's all-GOP delegation -- Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch and Rep. Mike Simpson -- supported the compromise. Labrador said no deal was better than the deal, which ultimately passed the House despite most Republicans voting no.
Here's the item from the newsletter, in full:
The liberal media have been beating up on Congressman Labrador because of his conservative “NO” vote on the Fiscal Cliff. We at Tea Party Gem State would like to extend our congratulations and applaud the only representative from Idaho to do what the people have asked him to do. Congressman Labrador is the only one who not only Talks the Talk but Walks the Walk.
Once again we find that some of our representatives still don’t get it. The Fiscal Cliff compromise is no com- promise at all it is actually very one sided and will increase the national debt by 4 trillion dollars by the year 2020. We would like to admonish those representatives who voted yes and helped to sink us further into the fiscal debt abyss. All we can say that if that’s the best deal you could cut you all need a lesson in the art of negotiation. There’s an old saying. When you dig a hole so deep you can’t get out of it. STOP DIGGING. Maybe if we write, call and send e-mails to these representatives and let them know our feelings, they may step up to the plate when it comes time to raise the debt limit and negotiate some real spending cuts with the President. (Links to their offices are on the first page of this letter.)