Per Talking Points Memo, this exchange occurred between a desperate little man and Politico's Mike Allen.

NORQUIST: Well, the Republicans also have other leverage. Continuing resolutions on spending and the debt ceiling increase. They can give him debt ceiling increases once a month. They can have him on a rather short leash, you know, here’s your allowance, come back next month.

ALLEN: Okay, wait. You’re proposing that the debt ceiling be increased month by month?

NORQUIST: Monthly if he’s good. Weekly if he’s not.

Oh yes. Uncertainty is bad for the US economy, but a monthly or weekly debt ceiling debacle would have no negative effects, none what so ever.

Does anyone else see a man who knows his time is passing, and is trying to drag government to the bathtub regardless of whether or not it will fit?

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