Boehner Proposes Desperate New Debt Plan That Involves "Unrealistic" Plan to Change the Constitution
These are so not serious legislators. Paul Ryan, last night.
Speaking with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, Ryan said it’s not “realistic” to expect that Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) would force the large number of members needed to change the Constitution to “vote against their conscious”:RYAN: What I never really agreed with is the idea that we would expect Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi to deliver 40 [and] 15 votes from Democrats for our version of the Balanced Budget Amendment. You know, I just never thought that was realistic, to demand Democrats vote against their conscious for our version of the Balanced Budget Amendment. So I just never thought that would work.
And that unrealistic option is precisely what is Speaker John Boehner is proposing, in the hopes, as ThinkProgress notes, that "the ensuing economic 'chaos' would force Democrats to switch their votes."
Just a reminder: a Constitutional Amendment would require a two-thirds majority, in both chambers of Congress. By Aug. 2. Right.