Koch Brothers and Boehner Plot to Take Down – or Over – the Government
The government shutdown and debt ceiling crises is getting wilder and more dangerous by the day. Here’s writings, if true, showing very rich right-wing extremism at work behind Boehner:
“The Koch Brothers and other right-wing billionaires who provoked the government shutdown and now are angling for an even more devastating credit default see themselves as the people who deserve to rule the United States without interference from lesser citizens, especially those with darker-colored skin. Their “masters of the universe” world view is that they or their daddies or their daddies’ daddies were the ones who “built America” and, thus, it’s their right to tear down the remarkable edifice of U.S. law, politics and economics created over the past two-plus centuries — if the country’s less-deserving inhabitants insist on raising taxes on the rich to fund programs benefiting the poor and the middle class. Oil billionaires David and Charles Koch. That is what we’re watching now, what might be called the Koch Brothers’ “Samson Option,” pulling down the temple to destroy their enemies even if doing so is also destructive to them and their fortunes…Now, in 2013, the Republican Right has doubled down on that strategy, merging a government shutdown with an impending credit default in an effort to extort more concessions from Obama and the Democrats. But the larger goal is to create a new constitutional structure in which the Right, regardless of its minority status, gets to dictate what the federal government can and cannot do. To make this strategy work, however, requires a readiness to play Samson and to pull down the temple on your enemies as well as yourself. That appears to be the extreme option that the Koch Brothers and their fellow right-wing billionaires have chosen. If they can’t rule America, they will reduce the country to economic rubble through a fiscal crisis and a premeditated financial collapse. Then, perhaps out of the rubble, a chastened American people will emerge to accept their subordinate position in this new plutocratic structure. In the future, they will know better than to do something that the Koch Brothers and their right-wing friends don’t like. All that stuff about a government of the people, by the people and for the people will finally have perished from the earth.
“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. 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. 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 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.”
“There’s big money behind Boehner but it’s not Wall Street or the financial sector that helped create his $25 million 2012 campaign fund. A shutdown and, more importantly, a looming U.S. credit default on October 17 are simply too risky. Boehner has the ability to set the rules that allow legislation to come to the floor of the House of Representatives. He could allow a new vote on the government shutdown and the debt limit at any point. The crisis would end immediately. Enough House Republicans from big states got the message from their donors and constituents, loud and clear. Knock it off! Twenty-one Republican House members offered a public commitment to vote for a clean budget resolution and many more say they will if a vote that way if given the chance. (Their excuse for voting for the defund Obamacare budget bill in the first place is actually very funny: Senator Ted Cruz of Texas tricked them into thinking that the “defund” Obamacare strategy would work in the Senate.) Boehner won’t budge. He outright lies about second House vote on a budget resolution saying he doesn’t have the votes to pass a clean version. Who controls Boehner? It is fair to assume that Boehner’s no revolutionary. His hardened position has to come from somewhere. But where?