Monday, January 28, 2013

Crackpot Congressman of the Day

And the winner is, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) who proffered a "constitutional amendment which would make failure to balance the nation’s budget an impeachable offense." His amendment "calls for a balanced budget within five years, after which time federal spending could not exceed federal revenue." And he's polishing his crackpot bonafides with the stipulation that said budget balancing cannot in any way be accomplished with the raising of revenues. It mandates spending cuts only. Guessing, cuts in military spending would not be acceptable either, considering his committee assignments and major sources of campaign funding come from the defense industry.

Congressman Brooks was elected during the 2010 GOP sweep and has been duly honored with the highly coveted membership in The Young Guns. Which is kind of a funny thing to call a guy who's pushing 60 years old, but that aside, this guy's record is as crackpot con as they come.

And considering his vehement opposition to "illegals," being on record as willing to do anything short of actually murdering them in the street to stop them from entering, I'm pretty sure he won't be a yes vote on this lovely new bi-partisan immigration reform agreement transfixing the interwebs today. Worse, I don't see any sign that he'll be voted out of office any time soon. Guess rabid bigotry and cockamamie economic theory plays well in his little part of Bama. [Image via]

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