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This is Part LIV of My Stupid State where I document what happens when a state full of Democrats elect a veto-proof, right-wing legislature along with a teabag, CRIMINAL governor to lead us. (Once again, yes--an actual bona-fide criminal who literally stole from seniors, who subsequently elected him.) This is my documentation of my beloved but idiotic state's slow descent into chaos.

Every single economic expert, even Republican leadership like Bonerhead, are saying that a failure to raise the debt ceiling and pay off the debts that CONGRESS has already incurred will trigger a massive financial catastrophe.  Not just for our nation, but the world economy as well.

I challenge you to find one economist who thinks that defaulting on the debt would be a good thing.

But in the right-wing idiot echo chamber, where polls are “skewed”, scientific facts are challenged, and reality is a liberal conspiracy, teabaggers hold a different view.

Of course, one of the worst of these idiots is an elected official from, where else, my stupid state of Florida.  Rep. Ted Yoho actually told the the Washington Post that defaulting on the debt (which, by the way, has never happened before in our history) would be just fine and dandy because:

"I think, personally, it would bring stability to the world markets"
Ted Yoho was the Tea Party/Koch backed candidate who defeated Cliff Stearns in 2012.  He also made headlines earlier for comparing himself to Rosa Parks and MLK for standing up for people’s right to be denied access to affordable health care.  (That’s what those guys were known for, right?)

So what we have learned so far:

1.  The shutdown is really just a harmless "slimdown" (trademark Fox) and shows how much waste there is in government!
2.  The default of our nation's debt is great and will bring stability to the world markets!
3.  The GOP is great for doing this and standing up for the right-wing American people, which puts them on par with our civil rights leaders!
4.  And............ it's all OBAMA's fault!!

I know, it doesn't make sense.  But it doesn't have to in Teabag land.

6:53 PM PT: Ted Yoho, enjoying 174k a year with gold-plated healthcare, standing up for the little guy.  Drop a line on his facebook: and thank him.   Or you could contact him by email or phone here  

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