11 of the Tea Party GOP's Most Ridiculous Policy Ideas (So Far)
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“Stopping Hitler was worth the price," he added, because washing dishes for crappy wages in your local diner is just like invading Poland.
Governance by People Who Believe Government Is the Problem
There you have it – some of the most fatuous and muddle-headed proposals floating around on the far right today. It's not a comprehensive list, however – several other measures were excluded due to space limitations.
These are clearly designed to be popular with people who don tri-corner hats and fancy themselves modern revolutionaries. But it's striking just what a frivolous waste of time these measures really are. The majority of them will never make it into law; some face a guaranteed veto and still others would surely be overturned by the courts after cash-strapped states wasted a fortune litigating them.
With all this grandstanding, one might conclude that we didn't face any real problems for these pols to tackle.
Joshua Holland is an editor and senior writer at AlterNet. He is the author of The 15 Biggest Lies About the Economy (and Everything else the Right Doesn't Want You to Know About Taxes, Jobs and Corporate America) . Drop him an email or follow him on Twitter .