I really have trouble believing that the Republicans are as dumb as they appear. While the Koch brother’s may be evil, it is hard to imagine that they are stupid. So maybe this is what’s going on.
Debt Limit and Government shutdown creates constitutional crisis
Everyone is wondering what is the Republican’s end game with respect to funding the government and increasing the Debt Ceiling. Obama rightly will not negotiate about either one. The Democrats agreed to the Republican budget which takes the government back to 2007 spending levels. This was a major compromise by the Democrats. Then the Republicans, lead by Ted Cruz, had the audacity to include defunding Obamacare. The Debt Ceiling is just the way we pay for the spending that was already authorized.
No president should allow a minority of one half of one of the three branches of government to dictate policy. He must stand up to this. But if he does, and the Republicans don’t blink, we will have one of the biggest crisis in our country’s history which could lead to the end of our democracy.
Obama uses Executive Powers to fund the Government
I believe at this point, Obama will have to use his executive powers to fund the country, borrow money and pay interest in debt otherwise there will be a total collapse of the world economy. After all, he controls the Treasury. He is sworn to defend the country from attack and that is just what the Republican Congress is doing- attacking the people of the United States.
The Republican’s are counting on this. They are boxing him in. If Obama takes this action, there would be a movement in the House to impeach him. That vote would pass. It only needs a simple majority. Then it is up to the Senate to try Obama (remember Clinton). But the vote in the Senate requires a 2/3 majority. Frankly, I can’t figure out how this can happen but it does not mean that it could cannot happen.
Then they would try to deport Obama to Kenya.
Next President Biden comes and goes
Then we would have President Biden. He would continue Obama’s policies because to do otherwise would wreck the world economy. So he would be impeached too. That brings us to the next in line to be president, the Speaker of the House, John Boehner. Remember that Ford was Speaker of the House, and became President when Nixon resigned after Vice President Agnew had already resigned.
President Boehner and Congress end the Crisis
President Boehner would then meet with the Congress and low and behold, the debt ceiling would be raised and the government would be funded. Of course, just before that, the Koch Brother’s would cover all the short positions they took in the financial markets prior to creating the crisis.
Ted Cruz is elected Speaker of the House
We know what this means. If Boehner wants to stay in office as President, he will be taking orders from Ted who in turn is taking his orders from the Koch Brothers.