Economists like Nobel prize-winner Paul Krugman have warned that Republicans could "blow up the world economy" if they refuse to raise the nation's debt ceiling but Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) disagrees, saying that it could actually be a "wonderful experiment." During a Tuesday interview with conservative talk show host Sandy Rios, Coburn insisted that only "stupid things" would be shut down if the the debt ceiling was not raised.
We've written and read many posts about the End Timers --those Christians who see the great Armageddon coming very soon and are making their plans for a new millennium. So far, the end of the world as we know it didn't come to pass, as the latest timetable (brought to you by the Mayans) proved wrong. However, we do have a new breed of Conservative Republican end timers who are itching to blow up the entire world's economy, just to see what would actually happen -- via their refusal to raise the debt ceiling.
There were many of them who wanted the American auto industry to collapse, (as well as numerous related businesses) with no regard for the millions of Americans who'd lose their jobs. They have been proven wrong over and over again, but their cult-like ideology is all that matters to them. It appears they've been emboldened since Bush crashed the world economy in 2008, but the cons were rewarded with winning back the House in 2010 by a FOX News-created tea party revolt. That comeback sent a triumphant wave of uber-right wing/black helicopter extremism washing over the ranks of the GOP, ridding them of any last vestige of normalcy. After a bruising two-year war against government spending with President Obama and the recent defeat of the 2012 election, they are ready to cross the line and usher in this catastrophic plan:
House Republicans are seriously entertaining dramatic steps, including default or shutting down the government, to force President Barack Obama to finally cut spending by the end of March.
The idea of allowing the country to default by refusing to increase the debt limit is getting more widespread and serious traction among House Republicans than people realize, though GOP leaders think shutting down the government is the much more likely outcome of the spending fights this winter.
“I think it is possible that we would shut down the government to make sure President Obama understands that we’re serious,” House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state told us. “We always talk about whether or not we’re going to kick the can down the road. I think the mood is that we’ve come to the end of the road.”
These fiscal end timers know that with the deficit hysteria of the Beltway media being so pervasive, even if all hell breaks loose, they won't be blamed as much as they should since they'll have their media surrogates blaming Obama for any repercussions. And of course all these tea partiers and their media instigators realize that they and their families have not as much to fear from a destroyed economy. Certainly not like the millions of working class Americans who already have had to deal with the ripple effect and high unemployment of the worldwide mortgage scandal.
Here's something else these knuckle-dragging savages haven't thought about. There are close to 100 million payments made each month from the government for all types of responsibilities and there's no way the Republicans would be able to safely transition into not paying at least 40% of our bills. No one even knows how to calibrate the government computers to do that.
It's literally insane to believe that if they refuse to raise the debt ceiling, it's no big deal. No matter how crackpots like Marsha Blackburn frame their lunatic arguments, they cannot contain the damage they'll cause, or control what bills get paid and when.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Monday said that she would be willing force a 'thoughtful' shutdown of parts of the United States government if President Barack Obama did not agree to deep spending cuts.
Heck, their plan reminds me of Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocols, based around a nuclear terrorist who wants to wipe out humanity via a nuclear Armageddon just so it will come back stronger than ever. These extreme conservatives believe America will be stronger if they drastically cut and gut the federal government while turning over the care of the state to the free markets. Sure, there are a few corporate R's like Murkowski who are starting to speak out against messing with the debt ceiling including the Koch Bros, but will it be enough to defuse the end timers' ticking time bomb?