More Debt Kamikazes: Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)

From an appearance on Hardball:

MATTHEWS: And you think you’re being reasonable by saying you want a two-thirds vote in the House, which is Republican, and in the Senate which is Democrat. You want the Democratic Senate, by a two-thirds vote, to pass a constitutional amendment or you want the house to come down?

LEE: Yes. That’s exactly what I’m saying and I’ve been saying this for six months.

Ok, so to Senator Lee “compromise” (see the video) appears to mean: give me the impossible, or else we can see what happens to the economy.

Incredible.

Lee was the Tea Party candidate who won the nomination after US Senator Bob Bennett failed to receive the nomination at the Utah GOP’s state convention.

Here’s the video:

h/t: ThinkProgress Justice.

FILED UNDER: Deficit and Debt, Quick Takes, US Politics
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Comments

  1. Chad S says:

    Lee also want Child labor laws repealed since he believes they’re unconstitutional.

  2. hey norm says:

    @ SLT…
    But on another thread you have Doug M. saying this is all Obama’s fault because allegedly he’s a piss-poor negotiator.
    How do you negotiate with; “…give me the impossible, or else we can see what happens to the economy…”?

  3. john personna says:

    @hey norm:

    But on another thread you have Doug M. saying this is all Obama’s fault because allegedly he’s a piss-poor negotiator.

    Yup, that thread bumped my blood pressure a little bit.

  4. Detlef Naase says:

    This Senator is dead wrong, he does not understand that the constitutional “General Welfare clause” empowers those in government to carry out ” General Plunder” legally.
    It has worked so far and to hell with debt, the chinese owe us………so does the rest of the world for that matter