A liberal talk show host named Thom Hartmann wants the federal government to starve red states of federal dollars in order to force their leaders to raise the debt ceiling. Citing a letter from a past debt ceiling battle, Hartmann reveals that the Treasury Secretary has the authority to decide who gets paid when the federal government cannot borrow money (as is the case right now).
Hartmann said that Secretary Geithner, on orders from Obama, should tell Republicans from red states that their states will be cut off from federal dollars and the blue states will get paid and that he should carry that out until the red state politicians capitulate and raise the debt ceiling. His thought is, no more highway funds or anything else that the federal government pays for until they roll over and take it from Obama.
Well, how would this work out? Since the states collect gas taxes and send them to the feds perhaps the states would stop sending the money. Don’t pay us, we don’t send in the money. Perhaps the states would stop sending any money to the federal government and people in those states would stop paying their taxes. Why be forced to pay if your money is not spent on you or your state?
Perhaps the red states, where most of our agriculture is, would tell the feds; fine, you want to starve us financially, we will starve you literally. Then those states could pass laws saying they will only allow their food goods to be sold to other red states. Once the blue states (and all of DC) have starved to death, we could just take over.
Then again, perhaps all the gun toting, Bible loving, flyover, backwoods hicks Obama and his ilk hate so much would form up and go to DC and TAKE the money. While they would have little resistance to begin with if we starve them first it would be a cake walk.
I know this liberal was spouting off without thinking (shock there) and was probably trying to get some attention (I mean, who has ever heard of him) so I doubt his idea has much merit and would never be implemented. Imagine all the Constitutional challenges this would entail. Imagine how upset a lot of people would be and imagine how Democrats would be routed in the next election.
No more blue states, no more liberals.
Yeah liberal moron, bring it on.
Never surrender, never submit.