Today in the Reign of Morons
Maybe it’s the altitude, but I just heard the most amazing thing on liberal MSNBC here on my flight to Atlanta. Andrea Mitchell was interviewing Rep. Jeb (Jeb) Hensarling of Texas, and she felt compelled to point out to Congressman Jeb that lifting the debt ceiling meant only that we would be paying bills for bills and programs that Congress already paid for. Congressman Jeb replied that “this House” didn’t vote for the stimulus, and that “this House’ didn’t vote for Obamacare. This is an interesting exercise in constitutional theory — that one Congress is not required to pay for bills and programs passed by a previous Congress. By this theory, Congressman Jeb and his fellow vandals could demand an elimination of Social Security as a pre-condition for “negotiations” since “this House” didn’t vote for the Social Security Act.