Why America Is Failing – ‘Norquist: Republicans Should Hold Federal Government Hostage Every Month’
‘The last high-stakes fight over the debt ceiling resulted in record low approval ratings for Congress and the downgrading of U.S. credit for the first time in history. That one fight also cost taxpayers $18.9 billion. Norquist now wants to replicate this debacle 12 or possibly 52 times per year’.
Anybody who doesn’t think this unelected man doesn’t have huge power over the Republican Party is only fooling themselves.
Grover has a ‘base’ the in the Republican and teabagger parties that will primary ANY Representative or Senator who he wants.
MIKE ALLEN: “This president is not going to extend [Bush tax cuts], he knows that he loses his leverage that way”.
NORQUIST: “Well, the Republicans also have other leverage. Continuing resolutions on spending and the debt ceiling increase. They can give him debt ceiling increases once a month. They can have him on a rather short leash, you know, here’s your allowance, come back next month”.
ALLEN: “Okay, wait. You’re proposing that the debt ceiling be increased month by month”?
NORQUIST: “Monthly if he’s good. Weekly if he’s not”.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/11/28/1248321/norquist-debt-ceiling-every-month/