Conspiracy theories explain the right

Conspiracy theories explain the right

Intro to the Structure of Lies in Conservative Jurisprudence

Intro to the Structure of Lies in Conservative Jurisprudence

RINO Hunters Fire Warning Shots At Republican Senate Candidates

RINO Hunters Fire Warning Shots At Republican Senate Candidates

How to end GOP economic hostage taking

Obama should announce that there will be no new drilling permits issued until the house passes an energy bill that works to reduce US consumption of foreign oil. This could be done without congress and will have the oil companies put pressure on the house to pass some watered down bill. The president should then keep asking for more and more until he can just demand cap and trade. Problem solved.

Lawyers, Coins, and Money

there’s no similar limit on the amount of coinage. A little-known statute gives the secretary of the Treasury the authority to issue platinum coins in any denomination. So some commentators have suggested that the Treasury create two $1 trillion coins, deposit them in its account in the Federal Reserve and write checks on the proceeds.

The government can also raise money through sales: For example, it could sell the Federal Reserve an option to purchase government property for $2 trillion. The Fed would then credit the proceeds to the government’s checking account. Once Congress lifts the debt ceiling, the president could buy back the option for a dollar, or the option could simply expire in 90 days.

From Lawyers, Coins, and Money – NYTimes.com

I hate the idea, but only slightly less than the idea of having to do this again in six months.

Two ways to call the GOP bluff

The Stop Socialist Redistribution act. A one page bill that simply states that no state can receive more in money from the Federal Government in the form of payments, credits and subsidies than it pays in taxes. Those surpluses would go to deficit reduction and the states would be on the hook to make up the difference internally, without the help of socialist wealth redistribution. This would directly (and in some cases considerably) harm 11-15 states, mostly ones that went for McCain and all of which have republican and tea party dominated politics.

The Better than the Ryan Plan Debt Ceiling act Demand that the house pass a bill raising the debt ceiling to a level needed to support the Ryan plan (which they passed) and only the extent needed to support the Ryan plan. Any actually budgets must then be better at reducing the debt than the Ryan plan. Not hard as just letting the Bush tax cuts expire and doing nothing else make the budget balance by itself in 2014.

Getting to Crazy

the modern G.O.P. fundamentally does not accept the legitimacy of a Democratic presidency — any Democratic presidency. We saw that under Bill Clinton, and we saw it again as soon as Mr. Obama took office.

As a result, Republicans are automatically against anything the president wants, even if they have supported similar proposals in the past.

From Getting to Crazy

Sad but true.

GOP Victory on Debt Ceiling

I think the GOP won this round. They got to push the odious by necessary task of extending the debt ceiling to Obama and can not stand on the sidelines and complain loudly. And this is all they want to do anyway. They are like arsonists complaining about the shoddy work the fire fighters are doing putting out their fires.