I really can’t fathom a better reason – or more compelling argument – for what John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and the rest of their crew is doing. “We’re gonna hold the nation’s economy hostage, unless you agree to cut spending!” they say. However, cutting spending is one of the worst things you can do to a fragile and barely-recovering economy! Where were they with all this “cut spending” talk when their compatriots started simultaneous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with no clear-cut goals?

Guh.