July 23, 2011

A Question to the House GOP

So this is what house republicans want to happen. They hope to vote for a resolution to prohibit an increase in the debt ceiling, then allow the president to raise it by fiat. The former is for cosmetic purposes when standing before voters, and the latter is because in their hearts they know we're screwed as a nation if we don't find an alternative to technical default. In short, they're willing to stand for the thing they believe will get them elected, and jeopardize our nation's pre-eminent position in the world.

To the house GOP I ask this: When the mass of Americans realize their retirement savings have halved again and they resort to hoarding food (just as corporations have been hoarding trillions of dollars that will be rendered worthless) who will vote for you then? How smug and self-righteous will you feel then?

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