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Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)
The question is, is our congressmens learning?
Terminal tea party patient Rep. Ted Yoho left the latest meeting of the Republican Study Committee unimpressed:
Rep. Ted Yoho: "I need to be schooled, or somebody needs to convince me, why we need to raise the debt ceiling."

Oh, I think much of America would agree that Rep. Yoho needs to be schooled.

Rep. Yoho is the one who also mused recently that defaulting on the national debt would probably be a good thing:

"I think, personally, it would bring stability to the world markets," since they would be assured that the United States had moved decisively to curb its debt.
I suppose it all hinges on what you mean by stable; roving bands of pelt-wearing gasoline hoarders bickering over individual rubble piles in an economic wasteland could be considered stable too, so long as they made the kitten-powered trains run on time.

The problem here is not really that Mr. Yoho needs to be, as he so republicanly puts it, schooled. The problem is not that Mr. Yoho has not had the realities of our planet explained to him properly, but that Mr. Yoho, who believes defaulting on the debt would bring "stability" because he "personally" thinks so, has no interest in listening.

Originally posted to Hunter on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 10:57 AM PDT.

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