From the New York DAILY NEWS:
The Tea Party is steamed over DC’s budget deal.
While President Obama, Senate majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) hailed Friday night’s eleventh hour accord to avoid a government shutdown as “historic,” several Tea Party members did not feel the same way.
Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) called the $39-billion slashing deal a “disappointment.”
[“…We’ve] been asked to settle for $39 billion in cuts, even as we continue to fund Planned Parenthood and the implementation of ObamaCare.’
Bachmann, who is considering running for President in 2012, voted against a temporary bill to keep the government running while the deal moves through Congress.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) echoed Bachmann’s sentiments.…snip…
The $39 billion in cuts for the rest of the fiscal year was far more than Democrats originally wanted to concede, but not nearly enough to satisfy the appetite for budget-slashing among Tea-Party backed Republicans, who had called for axing $61 billion.
The deal spared Planned Parenthood and environmental regulation riders the GOP had been pushing for.
Reid had repeatedly blamed the Tea Party for the breakdown in budget negotiations, placing Boehner in a sticky situation to make a deal with the Democrats and satisfy those in his own ranks, including Tea Partiers.
The deal is still tentative, and Congress passed a one-week stopgap budget to put the bill in legislative form.
Steve King (R-Iowa) was one of the 28 Republicans who voted [against] the budget compromise. He told CBS’ “The Early Show” on Saturday that the experience shows the power of the Tea Party.