Speaking with host Bryan Fischer, DeMint argued that “this idea that government has to do something is not a good idea.” He then went on to insist that “the less we do, the better”:First we had to deal with the Republicans claiming the mantle of the "party of No." Now we have One Republican God who feels it is his duty to make sure that the government does nothing. He specifically (DeMint) states that he does not believe the government should actually do anything! How about we don't pay you then? How about we take away your travel expenses and daily stipends? How about we take away your offices? If it is the job of government to do nothing, then why have the House, Senate or even a President? Let's just have a coup, set up a dictator and run with it, right?
FISCHER: Do you think some kind of gridlock is possible and what do you think will happen if that ensues?
DEMINT: Well I had a group of businessmen tell me the other day “if you can just stop the tax increases on us and then have two years of gridlock, that would be the best thing that could happen for business because at least we would know what to expect.” Right now they don’t know what the government is going to do to them next. So this idea that government has to do something is not a good idea. So I think the less we do, the better except maybe to dismantle some of the federal programs that are making it harder for America to be competitive.
I didn't realize the stupidity level was that high in the halls of Congress.
Need. More. Coffee.
HT Think Progress.
UPDATE: Seems someone in the Senate was "googling" the word "DeMint" and found their way to my blog LOL!