Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Senate class of 2010, wants a Constitutional amendment to impose a ⅔rds supermajority requirement on the Congress whenever it votes for a tax increase. This, of course, is the Constitutional limit on democratic governance that has made California a basket case economy. Lee discussed his desires on Hardball with an incredulous Chris Mathews:
Ian Millhiser of ThinkProgress calls Lee’s gambit extortion:
So Lee wants to rewrite our Constitution to [sic] that the American people must always live under conservative governance, regardless of who they elect, and he’s got a simple plan to force his colleagues in Congress to make this happen. That’s a mighty nice economy we’ve got here, it would be a shame if Mike Lee had to break it.
And so it is.
- Rep. Mike Lee: Either Rewrite The Constitution Or I Want The House To Come Down (alan.com)
- Sen. Mike Lee’s Freedom Agenda: A balanced budget amendment is the way forward (hotair.com)
- Debt ceiling talks stay private (politico.com)
- Tuesday Blog Round Up (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- Senator Lee Makes the Case for Cut, Cap, and Balance (jimpassmore.us)
- Lawmakers have reservations with balanced budget amendment ()
- GOP adds constitutional amendment to budget fight (sfgate.com)
- Daily Fix, July 8 (hollyonthehill.wordpress.com)
- Abbreviated pundit roundup (dailykos.com)
- New ad praises Hatch and Lee for budget policies ()