Starve Them into Submission

Yesterday, a liberal thinker encouraged President Obama to keep Republican congressmen in line by cutting off federal funding to states whose representatives don’t vote to raise the debt ceiling. Explaining that Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner has the sole authority to decide “which bills to pay and when to pay them,” he said that the President should order the Secretary to “cut into federal assistance to states whose Republican senators and congressmen are blocking raising the debt ceiling.”

Accusing Tea Party candidates of wanting to “destroy the credit-worthiness of our great nation,” he advises President Obama to “slam them up against the wall by pulling all federal funding to every state whose member of Congress wouldn’t vote to raise the debt ceiling.”