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Republican Congressional districts, Senate districts, and States should be targeted first.
Every financial consequence of not governing should be felt in those districts first.

The President should determine consequences for failure to govern on fiscal issues facing the majority of Americans.

Just like the Treasury Secretary is coming up with ways to postpone the debt ceiling
The President can come up with austerity policies that can be implemented on a limited basis.

 This will be implemented in 2 stages.

First stage:

The sternly worded letter sent to each constituent of Republican congressmen, senators,and governors outlining policies to be enacted in their districts.

This letter should outline all the things that the majority of Americans support and that their representative is voting against.
Outline and explain the benefits of the President's policies to get the economy on firmer footing.
Job creation, stronger safety net, more cops,teachers,first responders.
This can also be communicated with an ad campaign

That is the carrot now for the stick

Outline all the policies that will be enacted in their districts to create the austerity their representatives are voting for and how it will affect their districts

No defense spending including any payment to military contractors.
No government help for social security, medicare or medicaid issues.
Instant tax collection of taxes due and precollection of anticipated taxes.
No unemployment checks.
No government funds for anything.
Furlough of all district government workers.
No federal reserve lending to district banks.
Temporary closing of all military bases along with relocating base personnel.
Bill state governments for implementing Obama care.
No state aid for government projects.
Shut down all federally funded infrastructure projects.

These informational letters can be sent multiple times along with the timeline for implementing these policies.

Just like dealing with terrorists you have to put sanctions in place and then tighten the restrictions until you get results.

The second stage:

Actually implement policies that will cause the pain these representatives vote for.
This implementation should hurt the ones that will scream the loudest.
All these policies can be moderated or scheduled so they don't affect the least able to handle the catastrophic results.

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    I don't hit. But I do hit back

    by mcgee85 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 11:36:46 AM PST

  •  Living in the red states (4+ / 0-)

    are many, many progressives. Even if your discriminatory dream could be constitutionally enacted, you'd be targeting for increased misery those who vote with you and those who don't vote, as well as the ones you have decided should be punished. Change the politicians by making their constituents suffer. Very authoritarian of you, I must say.

  •  Really? (5+ / 0-)

    You are advocating for a President to openly punish people for living in a district where the majority voted for the other party? I can't imagine that's a good move for any President.

    •  I am trying to create movement (0+ / 0-)

      I don't hit. But I do hit back

      by mcgee85 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 12:24:54 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  For punishing people based on where they live (3+ / 0-)
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        Skipbidder, Neuroptimalian, annecros

        as some kind of political payback?  That's the "movement" you are trying to create?

        •  What do y ou think AMT was? It was always a way (2+ / 0-)
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          cynndara, brasilaaron

          to attack states with income taxes, largely the blue NE states and California, so they did not get deductions that redder states, who traditionally get back in Federal Funds more in taxes than they pay anyway.

          Perhaps pointing that out and what they would lose if they only got back from teh Feds what they paid in would be useful here.

        •  coffeetalk -- ohh, puhleeze. stop with the (0+ / 0-)

          fainting couch/vapors drama.  

          punishing people based on where they live has been the rw's stock-&-trade for . . . ever!

          talk to people who live in the inner cities or in heavily-unionized blue areas -- instead of your "rtw," red, gated, new orleans.

          btw, why do you comment on dkos?  it seems your one purpose in life is to defend the rw pov & discredit/attack left/democratic ones.

          it can't be for the site's mission: to elect more & better d's b/c i've yet to see you advocate for anyone who remotely resembles a liberal or progressive democrat.

          who do you work for?  mary landrieu?  one of the dirty energy cartels?

  •  The tyranny of the minority must be challenged (2+ / 0-)
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    Mark Mywurtz, cynndara

    It is always better for fewer to suffer. If we have no choice, let the suffering begin with the tyrants

    I don't hit. But I do hit back

    by mcgee85 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 12:28:18 PM PST

    •  But it's not the "tyrants" who'll suffer. (1+ / 0-)
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      annecros

      It'll be the guy who doesn't get his unemployment check or the woman who doesn't get a paycheck because you've shut down the federal office that employs her. Then the grocery stores where they shop take a hit, and etc.. etc..

  •  You seem to have mistaken Obama for LBJ (2+ / 0-)
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    Mambo, brasilaaron

    Johnson not only carried a big stick, but he would use it on Republicans who crossed him.

    •  Perhaps that's why (2+ / 0-)
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      Mighty Ike, brasilaaron

      he was more effective than Obama.

      If a leader is going to lead, he has to be willing to lay down the law and control his unruly herd.  Sure,  it's nice to lead by Love.  But even the best-beloved rulers have had enemies who just wouldn't give it a break.  You have to deal with those people.   This diarist is advocating taking the problem of Republican assholery over the heads of intransigent, unrepentant reps to their bosses: the electorate.  That's the level of escalation usually recommended in business or the military.
       

  •  Hate to say it (2+ / 0-)
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    cynndara, brasilaaron

    but I like the plan.  

    We keep telling these right wingers, "Careful what you wish for!"....but then let them get away with screwing OTHER PEOPLE.  Let THEM feel the effects of their hatred of government.  Let THEM feel the pain they're voting onto others.  

    Of course I know there are progressives in those districts.  I'm sorry.  But why should all of us suffer equally because of red districts and states, that by and large are net takers of federal dollars?  The intransigence will NEVER stop unless there is a downside....let's give it to them.  Maybe a few teabagger reps and senators will lose their jobs if people start seeing their own districts hit hard because of THEIR teabagger.  

    That said, I think these two:

    No government funds for anything.
    Furlough of all district government workers.
    could be counter-productive.  The RWNJs in those districts won't care--they'll be glad, by and large.  It's the military and SS/Medicare stuff that teabaggers LOVE and would hurt them the most.  

    I'd love to see Obama finally use some of the Chicago politics republicans have been falsely accusing him of.

    Political compass: -8.75 / -4.72

    by Mark Mywurtz on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 01:29:08 PM PST

  •  I could almost agree. (1+ / 0-)
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    cynndara

    I do not want suffering for anyone really.  But if someone has to suffer I really want it to be the kind of people that advocate suffering for others.  Like the Media village idiots (tweety and fluffy? Let them go hungry for a while) or the members of congress and senate who push this crap. If I could take away all of simson and bowles' money and make THEM suffer for a while I probably would.  I just cannot get on board with not just red state progressives but innocent children and the disabled suffering more to punish them for living in a red state.

    That passed by; this can, too. - Deor

    by stevie avebury on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 01:59:26 PM PST

  •  That you seriously seem to believe this is (2+ / 0-)
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    Neuroptimalian, annecros

    feasible is interesting.

    It's one step removed from "Kill them all. Let God sort it out."

  •  Sounds like the Obama I know (0+ / 0-)

    (just in case . . .)

  •  The pain is coming (0+ / 0-)

    this isn't a matter of if but when.
    We are going over the cliff!
    we are going to hit the debt ceiling!
    the sequestration is going to go into effect!

    My point is that we are all going to suffer until congress gets their act together. The only leverage we have are our votes and the money from the big donors. We have to apply pressure to both groups in order to affect change

    I don't hit. But I do hit back

    by mcgee85 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 04:46:09 PM PST

  •  One part of this scheme appeals to me... (0+ / 0-)

    ....the part about the letter from the President to every resident which describes coming troubles if the local tea bag moron's resistance to compromise and cooperation causes the gov't to be unable to avoid the financial consequences of "going over the cliff"...

    Rather than some possibly illegal effort to punish the districts of "difficult" congressmen, perhaps just letting people know before and after what will happen if their rep derails a solution to prevent gov't default.

    If the rethug morons manage to crash the treasury by refusing to extend the debt ceiling, people need to be told in specific terms, Congressman X voted "No" and we had to close facility Y, causing Z number of workers to be laid off....

    "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

    by leftykook on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 08:53:51 PM PST

  •  I have a background in conflict resolution (0+ / 0-)

    I have studied Karate as a form of personal protection and conflict resolution.
    There is a very distinct difference between pain and injury.
    We always try to end conflict without injury, but the concept of pain is different because pain is temporary. putting someone in an arm lock creates pressure and gives the opponent a chance to tap out. if that happens pressure is released and the pain subsides quickly. The same principal applies in politics. Apply pressure to defense contractors and banks and  businesses that need government funds. They will soon tap out.

    I don't hit. But I do hit back

    by mcgee85 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 07:36:38 AM PST

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