Tuesday, July 26, 2011

This Used To Be Called Treason

Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee has outwardly stated that he'd rather have "the house come down" rather than raise the debt ceiling.

As Think Progress' Ian Millhiser states:

Lee’s proposed amendment makes it functionally impossible to raise taxes by imposing a two-thirds supermajority requirement — a provision closely modeled after the California anti-tax amendment that blew up that state’s finances. It would also require America to return to 1966 spending levels — spending cuts that are so steep they would have made every single one of Ronald Reagan’s budgets unconstitutional.
...Lee wants to rewrite our Constitution [so] that the American people must always live under conservative governance, regardless of who they elect, and he’s got a simple plan to force his colleagues in Congress to make this happen.
It's called extortion. And in a situation like this, it used to be called treason.

1 comment:

NowhereMan said...

Its also the reason the government in California is so dysfunctional.They snuck in the referendum years ago.But what did you expect from voters who made the sperminator their governor?
By the way Utah,this was the best clown in the car you came up with to be your Senator?Really?