So Wingnuttia went to the plantation…

…and all I got was this lousy 3-month delay:

“House Republicans are backing away from their threat to plunge the United States into a catastrophic budget default and will instead pursue the somewhat less reckless strategy of passing a three-month increase in the debt limit. According to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), the bill will also contain a provision cutting off congressional pay unless both houses meet a particular milestone: “If the Senate or House fails to pass a budget in that time, members of Congress will not be paid by the American people for failing to do their job. No budget, no pay.””

Oh, the pay for play that Iago wants? Probably unconstitutional under the 27th Amendment:

No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.

So unless my calendar is off, there are no elections in the next three months. Also, too: almost all of Congress (which includes the Senate) are millionaires. None of them will skip a meal if this should pass. It sounds more like a Junkie Limbaugh-style crackpot scheme.

(Think Progress)

0 thoughts on “So Wingnuttia went to the plantation…

  1. Means test the bastards entire package. If your a goddamn millionaire you get nothing for serving in Congress, just the good feeling of trying to help others……. BWAAAAAHAAAAA, yeah, right, I crack myself up some times.

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  2. The Fed could produce a run of $5000 Platinum Food Stamps to keep the Washington food and beverage economy afloat until a compromise can be reached.

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