One of the tools terrorists always try to employ is economic terrorism. Find ways to destroy an economy to help push their agenda. Now a U.S. Senator is pushing that very tactic here at home:
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) called on government contractors to put employees on layoff notice before November's election as a way to pressure Congress to address the so-called "fiscal cliff."
Graham, joined by Republican Sens. John McCain (AZ) and Kelly Ayotte (NH), were in Florida for their first stop on a two-day, four-state tour by these three members of the Senate Armed Services Committee designed to bring attention to the $500 billion in automatic cuts scheduled to begin in January if Congress does not find other ways to cut spending.
“Politicians, you know, quite frankly respond to pressure,” Graham said about the cuts set to begin in 2013 under the so-called sequestration budget.
This goes right along with the Republican platform of "tanking the economy to gain political power". Just remember, the Republican leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, admitted last year that the GOP benefits from bad economic news and their obstructionism on any bill to help improve the economy is proof of that.
And then there's this little bit of delusional crap:
McCain, Graham, and Ayotte called for a bipartisan solution to the crisis.
Perhaps they can't remember way back in 2009 when the people voted in a huge Democratic majority in the House and Senate, yet Republicans felt the voters were too stupid to pick their own leaders, so they engaged in any trick they could to block the majority from acting.
But here's what Republicans just don't get. For the Democrats to get their caucus on board, they need more conservative legislation. That's because we have the so-called "blue dog Democrats", the fiscally conservative in our party and given how the Senate works, we need legislation that appeals to them in order to get the needed votes. This is something totally different from the Republican Party, who has purged any moderates or even liberal-leaning Republicans.
So the legislation proposed by Democrats is already on the bi-partisan fence, but Republicans want to bring it all the way to the right. That isn't compromise, that's taking the people hostage. Again, it's terrorism.