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Back here in Washington house speaker John Boehner is taking it from all directions this week President Obama and Democrats are ripping him for resisting tax hikes on the rich.
And -- his own party is giving him a hard time for not resisting hard enough.
Chief political correspondent Carl Cameron has a deeper look at that story.
House speaker John -- tried to stave off a conservative rebellion within GOP ranks.
Boehner proposal to steer clear the fiscal cliff by raising tax revenues 800 billion dollars by closing loopholes has outraged some anti tax conservatives and when the speaker removed for conservatives from key committees for voting against the leadership in the past.
The battle began.
-- hundred billion dollars over ten years certainly looks like it would be a tax increase to me.
Republicans myself included took a pledge not to raise taxes.
They want to send a message to me.
Says send a message to others that.
We're not gonna tolerate people who are interest in doing what's right we're gonna play -- we want to play the same old game if you're gonna try to disrupt that.
We're gonna knock you off a committee.
For refusing to -- the leadership line conservatives Tim holes Kaplan just in a -- -- tossed off the House Budget Committee and David Schweigert and Walter Jones were bounced from the financial services committee.
Benching conservatives in his proposal to increase tax revenues have -- under fire from conservative groups including The Heritage Foundation.
Red state dot com freedom works and the heavy hitting Club for Growth if you keep doing this we may have to replace.
It is bad policy.
It is -- politics.
And it is -- wolf it will.
It will lose him the speakership of the house in two years.
That's it follows Republicans lost the house majority in 2006 woman promised to cut spending then increased it.
Brent Bozell of for America -- in the conservative Media Research Center says Republicans face the same fate.
If after promising all year to hold the line or cut taxes they raise more.
It's not a threat it's a reality.
They hit it if he -- the Republicans lost the house when they walk away from fiscal responsibility they regained it when they recommitted themselves to fiscal responsibility.
If they abandon -- you get again.
It is it is a guarantee the conservatives aren't -- go along with this.
GOP leaders have reacted little to the backlash Boehner raised over a hundred million dollars for house Republican candidates this year.
And his proposal to increase tax revenues in the removal of the four rebel conservatives.
Is backed by house majority leader Eric Cantor whip Kevin McCarthy and Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan but now they're under fire to.
In a perverse way the -- was actually.
Good because it provided clarity with what we thought was true which is that leadership -- really cold.
These conservative principles in the first place they just wanna get two -- -- eighteen votes on something.
And they're not quite dedicated to what those numbers what what the content that is.
This internal GOP -- actually been overshadowed by the bigger battle over the fiscal cliff but the politicians do get it.
This year the Club for Growth spent ten million dollars against Republicans they felt were not conservative enough.
In -- campaign ultimately that didn't even go the GOP's way Jon Karl thanks and late today three of the four Republican lawmakers kicked off of those committees.
Wrote to Boehner demanded an explanation from him.
By the close of business on Monday.
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