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Rep. Paul Broun Urges Debt-Addicted America To ‘Give Up Its Country Club Membership’

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It is more or less redundant for us to type about “debt ceiling negotiation updates,” because in plain English this just means “members of the Tea Party continue to be intransigent dicks.” But the news media is still bravely trying to figure out why national financial collapse is somebody’s actual political platform, so here is Andrea Mitchell incredulously asking Tea Party member Rep. Paul Broun why he refuses to vote for any of the debt bills. “When someone is overextended and broke,” Broun says, “they don’t continue paying for country club dues, they drop out of the country club.” THAT IS A TRAGIC STORY if you are an old rich white man. And so what about the hundreds of millions of Americans who’ve never even seen a country club from the outside? Can those people have their economy back? 

Sadly, that’s not really even the most idiotic thing Broun says. In an extended cut of the interview that for some reason we cannot seem to embed, Mitchell also asks him whether any of the debt plans at all interest him, including perhaps Harry Reid’s “empty scrotum strategy” to cut 2.2 trillion in spending without any tax increases whatsoever. BIG MEH, says Broun, but in case anyone is interested, he also proposed an appropriations bill that has 7 billion in cuts. We sent that one over to our Wonkette math department, and they report that Broun is an idiot. [RawReplay/ The Hill]

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  • Barb

    How long before a story comes out that he owes a few hundred thousand dollars in child support too?

    Didn't someone say Spanky was banned from Intense Database? He's following me, yay!

    • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilleddoommate

      Me too.

      • http://ifthethunderdontgetya.blogspot.com/ ifthethunderdontgetya

        Me too, so it's not just the ladies.

        Spanky is bi-stalkerectual.
        ~

      • BaldarTFlagass

        Hey! Me too! First time ever, as far as I know. Does this mean I'm in the Kool Kids Club now?

        • Doktor Zoom

          If you think you're being stalked, you may want to notify support@intensedebate.com. Include a link to the account of the stalker; multiple accounts and harassment of other users are TOS violations.

          • Crank_Tango

            yeah I did that a while back and nothing changed. One thing that made life easier was turning off the alerts when someone starts following you. Now all I see is his turd-stained fingerprints on the 'whoever visited you" last whatever.

            thank god nobama cut the funding for downfisting tho…
            also, in case you are out there…
            Spanky can eat my used toilet paper.

          • flamingpdog

            After August 2, he may be begging for your used toilet paper.

          • Terry

            I've been showing their vaguely threatening messages to my conservative and independent friends, helping to speed them into being liberals. Lol

    • lefty74

      Spanky2 or his mini me Spanky 2b?

      • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilleddoommate

        I love how he regularly changes his avatar to throw us off..

        • Crank_Tango

          sneaky isn't it. except it still always say spanky2b and not "babyraper2000" or whatever his nom de plum du jour is. For those of you who don't speak french, that's his daily feather name.

        • Fare la Volpe

          But never changes his personal description. It's too bad we don't give a shit about him, otherwise I'd argue he's desperate for the attention.

    • skoalrebel

      Did someone mention spanking? [spit!] Kinda makes me feel dirty, like a congressional representative or something.

    • Boredw/Gravitas

      Me too. What noble company.

    • Callyson

      I keep wondering just what they expect to find by following us. Oh my–Wonkette readers say mean things about Republicans! Call out the National Guard!

      • BaldarTFlagass

        They get so mad, then they give themselves a good therapeutic hate-wank.

      • tessiee

        I liked the guy who got his panties in a bunch because we used naughty language.
        And by "liked', I mean, "thought he was a festering asshole".

    • OkieDokieDog

      I too am followed by the 2 spankys aka micro phallus aka dumb teabaggie sitting in mama's basement jacking off.

      Do we have him to thank for the downfisty button being removed?

    • Rotundo_

      Me Too! Yay! I'm not sure why 'cause he can't downfist anymore, but he is still monitoring Wonketteers for some reason. I can't figure out why someone would actively go somewhere where the views expressed piss them off. I guess he likes being angry or something.

    • lumpenprole

      AND is still a member of a country club.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Fucking idiot doesn't even know how to spell his oun last name.

    • http://thethingsrepublicanshate.com/ Chillwaver

      He was probably not comfortable with "Brown." I mean, if your last name was "Whitey" you'd change too, wouldn't you?

    • poncho_pilot

      Mr. Brown? isn't that a little too much like Mr. Shit?

      • tessiee

        "How come *I* gotta be Mr. Brown?" — Reservoir Dogs

    • Negropolis

      He thought it sounded better in the original German.

      You know who else thought everything sounded superior in German…?

  • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilleddoommate

    What a sacrifice. Will we have to get rid of our maids, too?

    • riverside68

      not if they have your anchor baby

      • V572 Hair of Destiny

        Worked for Arnold, in a way.

    • Swampgas_Man

      I was just telling my man Jeeves, at this rate we shall have to drain the pool and pawn the pearl stickpin from my dickie!

    • comrad_darkness

      The butler stays, dammit. Who else am I going to pin all the murders on?

      • tessiee

        Colonel Mustard?

  • genxr

    What country club did we join? The UN?

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Bushwood?

      • fuflans

        deadwood.

      • genxr

        "I hear this place is restricted, Wu, so don't tell 'em you're Jewish, okay?"

        • tessiee

          David Wu is Jewish???

  • Wilcoxyz

    You can pry my golf club from my cold dead hand.

  • DashboardBuddha

    What.the.ever.loving.fuck?!

  • BaldarTFlagass

    He's right, you know. We should all quit the country club and join a Friendly Society. They worked very well back in Dickensian England.

    • Geminisunmars

      Actually sounds pretty good to me. How about an Association of Wonketteers & Eggheads? (AWE)

      • Lascauxcaveman

        How about an Association of Wonketteers & Eggheads? (AWE)

        I'd join a group called Association of Wonketteers & Eggheads Seeking Overall Meritorious Economics.

        That'd be awesome.

        • Geminisunmars

          Yes, it would be. Let's start it. We're already members of IODPL.

    • PubOption

      The teatards would probably prefer a tontine.

      • SmutBoffin

        Ah! I can only imagine the end result of the "Second Amendment Strategies" that would no doubt be employed. The carnage would be horrific and predictable.

      • Swampgas_Man

        Canadians would prefer poutine.

        • Doktor Zoom

          A lapine poutine tontine?

          • tessiee

            What, the last survivor feeds cheese fries to a wolf?

    • finallyhappy

      The best I can do is quit driving past 3 very expensive country clubs(Chevy Chase, Columbia and Woodmont). Although not driving past Woodmont will keep me from buying the old cookies and bread at the Entenman's outlet- but I am willing to do that to help the deficit.

      • Jukesgrrl

        You can still afford gasoline?!?

  • widestanceroman

    If it's Broun, flush it doun.

    • Nothingisamiss

      win.

      • widestanceroman

        There is nothing better than getting a 'win' from the commenterati at Wonkette. Thanks!

    • Limeylizzie

      Briiliant.

      • widestanceroman

        Aw, shucks. See above reply to nothingisamiss. Best Friday I've had all week.

  • riverside68

    nine iron up side the head smack some sense into him

  • http://ifthethunderdontgetya.blogspot.com/ ifthethunderdontgetya

    But we still need those tax breaks for corporate jets, or baby Jesus will cry.
    ~

  • Serolf_Divad

    No, no, no…
    When you're in debt you:

    A) Liquidate your retirement saving = kill off Social Security
    B) But keep the country club membership = no tax increases for the wealthy

    That's how it's done IN AMERICA, SIR!!!

    • Fukui_sanYesOta

      Perfect.

    • mumbly_joe

      Don't forget

      c) selling off your work clothes (defunding IRS enforcement)
      d) take a massive additional pay cut (moar tax cuts!)
      e) skip days of work, to reduce your commuting costs (take your pick of basically any contractionary fiscal policy in a recession)

    • GOPCrusher

      When you're in debt you:

      1) Reduce revenue
      2) Buy more firearms

    • Swampgas_Man

      When in debt you just take whatever money you need from the Widow's & Orphans Fund. That's what those people are for.

      • Jukesgrrl

        And the veterans hospitals. Don't forget to steal from them. We have an all-volunteer army now. If they were stupid enough to join, they should pay for their own injuries.

    • flamingpdog

      It's actually very simple, if you really want to run the government like a business, and your business is in dire financial straits, you either (1) increase your revenue (=increase taxes) or you (2) go out of business. I'm thinking the Teatards actually know this, and favor option (2).

    • Terry

      …and insist that your salary be cut, as well.

    • LesBontemps

      ♫When you're in debt you're in debt all the way from your first cigarette til your last dying day…

  • hollywooddood

    The country club I belong to serves Big Macs.

    • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

      I drive an old Ford pickup truck
      Do my drinkin' from a Dixie cup

      • flamingpdog

        Only when Dixie lets me.

      • Jukesgrrl

        Noooooooo!! The Koch Brothers make Dixie cups.

    • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilleddoommate

      Hmmph. I belong to Hidden Valley Ranch.

    • Negropolis

      Peasant. I'm a member of the most prestigious of clubs: Sam's Club.

      • hollywooddood

        Good for you, you pretentious asshole.

        • Negropolis

          For lesser goods, I am not above stepping down to set foot in the less exclusive Mart of Walton, though.

          • hollywooddood

            Oh sure, rub it in.

  • Fox n Fiends

    LIAR!!!

  • Fukui_Jong-un

    “they don’t continue paying for country club dues, they drop out of the country club.”

    What a perfect way to connect with people whose social security checks won't arrive next week because of fuckbagels like this guy. A man of the people, truly representing his constituents.

    Let's see what wikipedia has to say about his congressional district:

    "The median income for a household in the county was $35,578, and the median income for a family was $41,443. Males had a median income of $30,733 versus $22,289 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,089. About 10.00% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.90% of those under age 18 and 18.40% of those age 65 or over."

    Oh.

    • dubyatf

      Median income for FAMILIES was $41K and only 10% of families live below the poverty line? Where is this twat's district? Vanuatu?

    • bureaucrap

      By coincidence, $41,443 is exactly how much it costs to join the local country club. So he's right — all his constituents who were eating air and living in trees will be able to scratch out an existence if they just drop their country club membership.

    • tessiee

      And how much did Paul Broun make in that same year, pray tell?

      • Fukui_sanYesOta

        The current salary (2011) for rank-and-file members of the House and Senate is $174,000 per year.

    • BlueMonkeh

      Yup… and the dumb fuckers voted for him.

  • Pragmatist2

    And if you don't have a country club to drop out of, just stop eating.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg ProgressiveInga

    CLASS(less) WARFARE!!!

  • Captain_Quark

    Welcome to the country club! At first I thought he was nuts, but it all makes sense when I recall the wise words of Timothy Leary: "If the shibboleth of quasars reflexively overdetermines orthodontic sincerity, can gastric flotsam be far behind?" Now I feel better.

    • Tommmcatt

      Thanks, dude, I just had a flashback reading that quote.

  • http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/ Madfall

    Won't someone in the government think of the poor golf pros?

    • Jukesgrrl

      They think of them all the time. That's one reason they're so rich.
      -They pay less of a percentage in income tax than the poor.
      -They almost all live in no-income tax states.
      -Tax write off on their private planes.
      -Tax benefits on their multiple homes.
      -In bed with corporate sponsors.
      -Tax write off on THEIR country club memberships.

  • lefty74

    This asshole scratched my anchor!

    • GOPCrusher

      I've sent boys younger than you to the gas chamber. Didn't want to do it, but I felt I owed it to them.

  • Doktor Zoom

    When you're overextended and broke, you don't refuse a legitimate, legal option to obtain additional income. You don't sell off the children and old folks so you can keep the Mercedes, either. And you probably don't decide to spend a trillion dollars invading people on the other side of the world.

    • http://www.kenlayisalive.org KenLayIsAlive

      A Trillion? That got us inly one failed invasion I think.

      The Muslims really need like a two for one deal or something.

    • Jukesgrrl

      What's wrong with you?! Nothing that took place during the Bush Administration counts as debt.

      • RavenRant

        Nothing that took place during the Bush Administration counts, period.

        Including the worst terrorist attack in US history. Including a flaming, smoking hole in the Pentagon itself.

        Doesn't count. Cuz the Republicans are good at defense and the economy. 'Everyone' knows that. All evidence to the contrary doesn't count.

        • tessiee

          "Nothing that took place during the Bush Administration counts, period."

          Sure it does. It counts as a failure on the part of Obama, that time-traveling muslin.

  • http://wonkette.com/ Monsieur_Grumpe

    Seems like Forest Gump had an awful lot of children and they all went into politics.

    • Nothingisamiss

      You've described the south, my friend.

  • bureaucrap

    Yes — all you people on Medicare and WIC. You're getting country club service now. Join the rest of us down here, where "normal everyday folk" have no food and no health care.

    words cannot express…

  • orygoon

    He's dishonest. What America needs is to kill its old and poor people dead (cheaply). Please, one of you teabaggers, please just come right out and say it.

    (I will try to play dead among all the bodies like the survivors in Norway did, but, oh, I don't know. At least when they crawled out from underneath their dead friends THEY STILL LIVE IN NORWAY.)

    • lumpenprole

      There are no country clubs in Logan's Run. Why bother with mere Death Panels? Think BIG!

  • fuflans

    “When someone is overextended and broke,” Broun says, “they don’t continue paying for country club dues.”child support.

  • BornInATrailer

    That's an analogy sure to appeal to the common man.

  • Texan_Bulldog

    Sorry, I couldn't sit through the 30 second commercial of Jerry Stiller hawking credit cards. But, yeah, these Tea Baggers should drop out of country clubs, quit paying child support and continue to be profoundly stupid. This Dem actually would like MY.COUNTRY.BACK!

  • BornInATrailer

    "If you can't afford food, you give up eating! How is this hard to understand!?"

    • anniegetyerfun

      Makes sense to me. DOESIT2YEW?

  • owhatever

    Put your ear to the railroad trax, Congressman Brown, and you can hear the train coming. Keep listening. Please.

    • FNMA

      That's terrible. You should be ashamed. You could fuck up a perfectly good train by having that concrete-for-brains shithead putting his head on the track.

      • comrad_darkness

        Unless he's as big as Chris Christie i.e. approximating a cow, the train won't notice.

  • widestanceroman

    OK, so by this logic, when a family's fallen on hard times, obviously the first thing to do is stop feeding that freeloading kid until the invisible hand brings it some food, and of course, useless things like chronically ill grandparents will just have to figure something out with their exceptionalism.

    But, giving up the club, lovey? Oh no.

  • metamarcisf

    He's right. So I'm also canceling my membership in the auto club, the John Birch and the KKK

    • Jukesgrrl

      But keep supporting AARP. They're making very helpful suggestions to the Republicans on how Social Security should be cut.

  • anniegetyerfun

    That's rich.

  • Eve8Apples

    As long as the son of a bitch doesn't expect me to give up my luxury private jet tax loophole or my capital gains tax cut, he's my boy.

  • SayItWithWookies

    "Look, you peasants put your torches down and go home. I threw a sack of pennies across the moat yesterday — have you gone and squandered that already? Why, when I was little my grandpappy used to give me a penny when I'd come over to visit, and I was the happiest little boy in the manor house. What the hell is wrong with you ungrateful wretches?"

  • SudsMcKenzie

    I'm in the same situation the Senator describes, except County Club is Club Sandwich.

    • finallyhappy

      I forgot I have been to the Country Club Diner in Philly- I think it is on Cottman Avenue

    • Jukesgrrl

      Hey, Suds, the organization Bold Progressives wants me to make phone calls in Wisconsin, which I can do since I have unlimited long distance. Should I say yes, or do Wisconsin voters resent people from out of state butting in on their election?

      • flamingpdog

        Just say "eh" at the end of every sentence and they'll never question your place of origin.

    • lumpenprole

      Club sandwich? All I have is this club, and I need it to chew on!

  • ThundercatHo

    I think what he really means is that you stand in a very long line in the very hot sun and try to get a job cleaning toilets, cutting grass or washing rich, old guys balls at the local country club.

    • tessiee

      "washing rich, old guys balls at the local country club."

      Please mean their golf balls, please please please…

  • SmutBoffin

    Well, if by "golf club" he means "Iraq/Afghanistan" then I'll go along. One involves frustration, hypermasculine posturing, hitting things, vodka butt-shots, and eventual defeat due to circumstances beyond your control.

    The other is a big dumb war.

    • mumbly_joe

      They're both pretty terrbile, though, One of them is basically one enormous sand trap, and the other is just a poorly maintained golf course.

  • fuflans

    i'm getting tired of saying 'NPR is leading top of the hour news with a republican".

    • http://www.kenlayisalive.org KenLayIsAlive

      Fair and Balanced. "So Mr. Hitler, what do you think about the subhumans?"

    • Jerri

      No. Fucking.Shit.

      I know that's not the world's most insightful comment, but it's getting really tiresome.

  • Fukui_sanYesOta

    Hmm, I just read this guy's wikipedia page.

    I would suggest that others don't since I'm close to having a rage-induced cardiac event.

    • OkieDokieDog

      Maybe he'll drop dead like GA Rep Bobby Franklin.

      Fingers crossed!

    • Callyson

      Curiosity got the best of me…rage-induced cardiac event in 3…2…1…

    • poncho_pilot

      lol. "The Year Of The Bible." stfu, Broun.

    • fuflans

      what's the cliff notes version

    • comrad_darkness

      Are you as much a cock-tease as you are an info-tease?

      (not that there is anything wrong with that . . .)

  • Mahousu

    Or, as somebody supposedly once said, qu'ils mangent de la brioche.

  • VaWyo

    It certainly isn't fair for those who not allowed in the country club, except to clean it and do landscaping.

    • http://www.kenlayisalive.org KenLayIsAlive

      They just bought a rhoomba, so sadly half of those jobs are gone. The Job Creators!

  • elviouslyqueer

    So, what can Broun do for you?

    • RavenRant

      Eat a sack of lightly salted poison rat dicks.

    • RavenRant

      Re: Rat Dicks

      To clarify, that's what Broun can do, not you, elviously dear.

  • a_pink_poodle

    I wouldn't know. I can't afford a country club membership.

    • V572 Hair of Destiny

      If you could, would you want to associate with people who play golf? Ew.

      • lumpenprole

        They have awesome pools and locker facilities. And bars to drink at afterwards. The Fuckers.

        • V572 Hair of Destiny

          Except for the bar, you can get all that at the Y. I do.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Can I kill all the golfers gophers before I quit?

    • not that Dewey

      We can do that; we don't even have to have a reason.

  • OkieDokieDog

    Thank you whateverthefuckyournameis. I for one am sick and tired of those hobo bean eating poor people and their fancy-schmacy country club memberships.

  • metamarcisf

    This is the most publicity this guy has gotten since he tried to pass a bill that would have declared 2010 to be the "year of the bible". Or was that "dildo". Oh why couldn't we have listened to Rep. Broun (R) (Knucklehead)?

  • nappyduggs

    So what, now Real (ly rich) Americans have to venture out and go a slummin' at the YMCA or something if they want to look down on people? God. This country has completely lost sight of the way things should work.

    • finallyhappy

      The Y?? I think it costs $1000 a year here in suburban MD.

  • not that Dewey

    After the interview, he said to Andrea Mitchell: "You're a lot of woman, you know that? Yeah, wanna make 14 dollars the hard way?"

  • Thurman Munster IV

    This douche nozzle certainly puts the Cunt in Country Club.

  • fartknocker

    He apparently is not a supporter of the Census:
    http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/joe_conason/201

  • HelmutNewton

    Remember, this is the same fucktard who wants to LOWER the debt ceiling. I mean, how is someone so monumentally stupid able to go poopy by himself?

    • flamingpdog

      He can't. That's why he's Broun.

      • tessiee

        WIN!

  • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

    Let me put it another way. If you don't have a brain, you shut the fuck up, and you don't run for Congress.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Can this become the 28th Constitutional Amendment? Pretty please?

    • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

      Chet, doesn't the success of the current crop of pinheads in getting elected speak against your seemingly sensible post?

      • http://loljazzcatz.blogspot.com/ Chet Kincaid

        You may say I'm a dreamer…

        • Nothingisamiss

          You're not the only one.

    • zhubajie

      There seem to be a lot of congressmen who've done the exact opposite!

    • http://www.kenlayisalive.org KenLayIsAlive

      Yeah, unfortunately no brain seems to be the requirement for running for congress.

      No brain, or send cock shots all over twitter. Either/or, whatever, Americans aren't picky.

      • Nothingisamiss

        Although Weiner had a brain and used it. Also used his Weiner, unfortunately, but I maintain that one Weiner with a twitter is worth all the Broun in the airport restroom. (Or something. It's the end of the day.)

        • http://www.kenlayisalive.org KenLayIsAlive

          A wang in the bush is worth a hundred cock shots on twitter.

          Though I do look forward to the day when we find this man has been taking people to "broun-town" in the Tulsa Int'l Airport.

  • SheriffRoscoe

    First thing you do when you're in a financial hole is quit your job. Because you DON'T NEED NO FUCKING REVENUE!

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    So, in this metaphor, is the Country Club Social Security or the Military?

    Corporate welfare, or anything that helps the poor and downtrodden.

    Tax breaks for the rich, or Medicaid?

    I have a feelign that to him, it is any thing that might include brown people.

  • JoshuaNorton

    “they don’t continue paying for country club dues, they drop out of the country club.”

    Ah. He has the heart of a poet.

    Too bad the rest of him is a syphalitic slob.

    • genxr

      He has the heart of a poet…

      in a jar on his trophy shelf.

      /fixed

  • prommie

    I am seriously considering selling my yacht. Things are really getting bad, when a man has to sell his yacht in order to afford stone crab for dinner.

    • Limeylizzie

      Hey, you just invited me out for a sail, so wait until after that.

    • Jukesgrrl

      Isn't that yacht a tax write-off? SURELY, the Koch brothers arranged that.

      • fletc3her

        It classifies as a second home as long as you live on it enough days per year!

    • tessiee

      Are you kidding, prommie?
      We have NO BAR at poolside!

    • Negropolis

      Stone crab?! That's practically peasant crab like that other ghetto food: lobster.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    The USA should simply dissolve itself which would automatically dump all of our debts back on King George and the East India Tea Company or something. Texas and California could revert back to Mexico, which makes sense because they're 90% mexican now anyway. The French can take back New Orleans, which would be pretty cool if you think about it…

    • LiveToServeYa

      And Russia can have Alaska. A QUADRUPLE VICTORY!

      • http://www.kenlayisalive.org KenLayIsAlive

        Oh god. to dream. Then Sarah Palin could see Russia just by looking out of her cell in the gulag.

    • AJWjr.

      China's gonna want some form of compensation in this transaction, too.

      • genxr

        They're taking the west coast.

      • http://www.kenlayisalive.org KenLayIsAlive

        They trust you kept the box for your iPod.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Cuba gets custody of Florida. Or, failing that, we cut off America's Scrotum and float it out to the Atlantic, where it gets sucked into the vortex that is the Bermuda Triangle. Either way, win/win.

      • BTWBFDIMHO
      • genxr

        That just leaves the midwest… what, nobody want?

      • Nothingisamiss

        Giving Florida back to Cuba = giving the bubonic plauge back to the rats. Everyone is healthier and happier.

    • Radiotherapy®

      Johnny the only problem with your otherwise brilliant idea is that the neocons cannot live without the bombs and troops and Halliburton and Xe and Oil control.
      Nonetheless, FREE MARKETS!!1!

    • Negropolis

      Yea! Michigan would go back to France! And, god knows Detroit could use another French intervention, right now.

  • widestanceroman

    Reminds me of Bush's visionary statement–especially so since it's been a cliche for 30 years–that we are addicted to oil, and then–especially brilliant for a so-called reformed drunk–suggests new ways to get oil.

    Yes, and that's why organizations like NA work tirelessly to help addicts cop drugs in new and less expensive ways.

  • Papa_Uniform

    Well….. that'll balance the budget.

  • x111e7thst

    If you suck Kochs they pay your country club dues. It's the fiscally prudent thing to do.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    Another approach is to refocus the USA on it's core strengths (making war and television programs) and just dump the rest of the country on it's shareholders (citizens) in a one time special dividend. Then move the good parts to the Cayman Islands and leave the rest of it to be merged into Canada or auctioned off on Ebay.

  • Callyson

    “When someone is overextended and broke, they don’t continue paying for country club dues, they drop out of the country club.”
    Imagine if the military had applied this logic in the W years…they would not have continued to get into wars of choice, they would have dropped out of Iraq and saved a of of trouble…

  • http://thefastertimes.com/absurdnews/ inapewetrust

    that's a shite analogy. wouldn't "dropping out of the country club" be "leaving the united states forever", since taxes are "dues" we pay to be part of "club usa"? is paul broun encouraging americans to renounce their citizenship (which is not such a bad idea, maybe)? or is he just not so bright?

    a better analogy is, "keep paying your dues, but from here on out the club, rather than being a reasonably comfortable place to be, will actively poison you and your family with mercury and fracking jizz and paranoia, do everything they can to make your kids as fat and stupid as possible, and sell the golf course to those two asshole brothers everyone hates so that they can strip mine it for uranium. sounds awful, sure, but hey – maybe you'll get a break on your dues!"

    all these dudes are lying jerks.

    • flamingpdog

      "or is he just not so bright?"
      BINGO!!!
      But he's a lying jerk, too.

  • jus_wonderin

    Are each and every one of these wadpussles this disconnected from every day human life?????????? I am this close [.] from retreating to my compound behind the big fence and creating a lottery for any that want to enter when these fucking Republicans totally tear up society.

    Pitchforks? Hell, they each have one of their own.

  • Laughitoff22

    I always thought that those who weren't members worked at the Cabana. I'll have to ask the Cabana boys about this, after taking a dip and ordering a bloody mary…

  • http://whatthefuckhasgopdonesofar.com/ Atlas Frooged

    Of course he's not suggesting that actual country club members quit, because those bitches are fucking LOADED, losers! In fact if you did belong to one, you could probably buy his vote. Whatever it is. No homo or abortion stuff though.

    • Nothingisamiss

      As long as the homo stuff stays in the sauna, everyone's down with it.

  • AJWjr.

    Broun is a political conservative; his fundamentalist religious views inform his politics.
    Say no more.

  • Guppy06

    "We sent that one over to our Wonkette math department, and they report that Broun is an idiot."

    "I took partial differential equations for this?"

  • BTWBFDIMHO

    "If they don't like the Economy, let them buy First Class".

  • DemonicRage

    So this guy doesn't own any stock whatsoever and it's no big deal to him if the Stock Market crashes. And he never takes Euro vacations, so it doesn't bother him if it takes $9 to get a Euro. And he doesn't have a mortgage pegged to whatever it is that's going to go up….interest rates? He doesn't know anyone who won't be getting a Social Security Check next month. He doesn't know any soldiers, who won't get their checks. Where does this guy live???

    • genxr

      On a country club, natch.

    • zhubajie

      On the banks of denial.

    • tessiee

      If there's any justice, in a van by the river.

  • BlackRhino

    Damn tea party Hobbits!!!

    • genxr

      Nasty hobbitses, they takes our tee time.

  • johnnymeatworth

    Dude, Max Headroom got OLD….

  • Mapmonger

    Wow. What a dick.

    At least Marie Antoinette was supposed to be hawt.

    • genxr

      She gave good head.

    • genxr

      She gave good head.

      What– Too soon?

      • flamingpdog

        Meh, too far down the list of comments. Try it again some other time. I upfisted you.

  • mumbly_joe

    Dear Rep. Paul Broun:

    You first.

    Signed,
    America.

  • MinAgain

    What he meant was, "People living on gourmet hobo beans have to buy the store brand. And make a can last a week."

  • jjdaddyo

    … and as I never tire of pointing out, THIS IDIOT IS ALLEGEDLY A MEDICAL DOCTOR!

    • Limeylizzie

      Ob/Gyn , don't tell me. What the fuck is with all these assclowns wanting to examine my ladyparts and then tell me how I can use them? I'm looking at you Tom Coburn.

      • genxr

        Paging Dr Beeper…

    • Rotundo_

      He shouldn't have quit his day job.

    • tessiee

      So was Bill Frist, who is just as big an assmonkey.

  • benjo765

    It was always the achilles heel of democracy that it provided no safeguard against stupid voters or stupid representatives.

    The suez-like moment in history where this became blindingly obvious to all the worlds people became known as The Broun Noise –

    In honour of historic dipshit Rep Paul Broun, tea party member who helped crash the US and world economy in 2011.

    • flamingpdog

      I'd like to punch him in the Broun nose.

  • Slim_Pickins

    When was it ever a good idea to elect a clueless idiot to Congress? Let alone reelect him?

  • Beowoof

    Sure we need to cut more, and I would love to cut your salary to $100,000 and your support staff to one Admin and one district office person. Sounds like a good start to me. Oh and pay your own health care bagger.

    • Jukesgrrl

      And no tax write off for two homes. Sleep on a cot in your office.

  • alaninthecastro

    Who'll be the first Repub to hit the Child Support/Triple Alimony/Million-Dollar Tiffany-Debt/Affair Hush Money/Brothel Tab/No-Jews Country Club Membership Super Trifecta? My money would be on Newt, if I had any money.

  • Thurman Munster IV

    OT but did you hear the news? Boner pulls out at the last minute? And we're still screwed.

    • Fukui_sanYesOta

      "You're not really fucked if I pull out at the last minute"

  • Limeylizzie

    OT but Weeper of the House has delayed the vote, he has totally lost control of his caucus.

    • genxr

      Maybe Nancy Pelosi can ride to his rescue and offer enough votes to pass a different bill. It is essentially the same bill, but the name is changed to "Tea Party Sucks Koch Act of 2011" and it passes with bipartisan support

    • fuflans

      I heard this and thought 'oh delicious'.

      sucks for our country but then so would that bill.

    • Nothingisamiss

      Boner sucks his cock-us, and they refuse him anyway. Sounds like a bad date for the tangerine.

  • metamarcisf

    Redstate is having a field day with this Boner-bill. They're racheting up the rhetoric opposing the bill's passage by the House and now they're taking credit for the postponement. Yay, Erick. You go, boy!

    • http://www.kenlayisalive.org KenLayIsAlive

      That fat red bitch is clogging up the intertubes.

  • Fukui_sanYesOta

    re: boner-bill

    it's amazing how 40-something teabagging filthyweasels representing howevermanythefuck people in rural flyoverstan can hold an entire country to ransom. For a bill which won't pass the senate and the president has promised to veto anyway.

    • fuflans

      and the media are reporting this repub bill as the only thing that can save us from the mess that the repubs have created.

    • Jukesgrrl

      THAT's why they love the Founding Fathers so much!

  • Fukui_sanYesOta

    China's Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. plans to downgrade its ratings on the U.S. as early as next week, Reuters reported Thursday on its website, citing the company's chairman.

    Guan Jianzhong said even if U.S. lawmakers avoid a debt default, enough damage has been done to warrant a downgrade.

    "We will react soon, probably next Monday or Tuesday," Guan said in an interview. "We need to look at whether (lawmakers) reach a compromise and the scope of the compromise, then we decide how deep the rating cut will be," he said. Dagong placed its U.S. ratings on watch earlier this month, and cut the rating to A-plus from AA in November.

    "We will definitely cut the rating, regardless whether there will be a compromise. It has already dealt a blow to investors' confidence," Guan said.

    Website: http://www.reuters.com/

    • RavenRant

      This is more like not paying your credit card bill than not paying your country club dues.

      With the fees and the jacked up interest, your debt will explode and continue to expand, even if you never spend another cent.

    • Nothingisamiss

      Have you read "Super Sad True Love Story" by Gary Shteyngart? Even he says it's scary how prescient he was about the near future.

  • http://www.gurukalehuru.wordpress.com gurukalehuru

    Famous fat governor Chris Christie is so fat he got sent to the hospital with fatness.

    Oh, yeah, Broun is a moron.

  • Come here a minute

    It doesn't matter anyway — my country club membership hasn't been worth shit since they started letting the coloreds in.

  • BarackMyWorld

    To be fair, his analogy works because belonging to a countryclub is a luxury for a family, while basic government services is a national luxery. To take the analogy further, a family buying food is a necessity, just like a country waging unnecessary wars and supporting profitable industries with energy subsidies is a necessity for a nation.

  • Walkinwiddaking

    They will have to pry my Ping G20 Driver from my cold..dead..hands.

  • fuflans

    this is OT but it is so much easier to upfist you all from my phone – with no fear of missing and downfisting.

  • flamingpdog

    Is every Teatard named "Paul" now? Is this like "X" if you're a Black Muslim?

    • Jukesgrrl

      Or Spanky if you live in your mother's basement.

  • VinnyThePooh

    "Porter!"
    "Yessir, Judge!"
    "Broun's Audi is parked in my parking space. Get a tow truck over here and have it hauled away immediately."

  • comrad_darkness

    The only country club level purchasing going on in the rathole of Washington is defense contractor spending. If you want to cut the pentagon and useless future ray gun systems in half, I'll believe you are serious about attacking debt. Until then, I call bullshit.

    • http://www.wonkette.com/ slowhansolo

      One refinement: I call it bullshit with a collective purpose. I really don't know what that means. The important thing is to remember they're all staging this performance together.

      Sorry. I'm drunk and despondent. I better go.

  • ttommyunger

    You can't always tell if someone is an ignorant doofus just by looking at him. Broun is an ignorant doofus; I can tell just by looking at him.

    • fuflans

      what's up with so many doctors being total bagger assholes?

      i mean, i know small business owner, regulations, blah blah blah, but there's really no call for them to behave like ford dealers.

      • ttommyunger

        I think they have a God complex, too much time on their hands, and too much money in their pockets.

  • Negropolis

    Imagine if a Democratic president at any other time in our history would have offered the Republicans trillions of dollars in spending cuts with absolutely no increases in revenue. They'd have thought the president had lost his fucking mind and would be dancing in the streets at their luckiness.

    Hell, Republican presidents don't even offer spending cuts this large. There is absolutely nothing, NOTHING, that the Democrats get out of this. Those stupid fuckers (the tea party) aren't just looking a gift horse in the mouth; they are shooting it in the face, Cheney-style, and rendering the carcass to soap and glue.

    I know this is obvious, but this is insane, just plain insane in the membrane. These are not serious people, this is some strange performance art, I'm sure of it.

  • Negropolis

    I beg you guys not to forget that this was the same guy that kind of joked with a constiuent about the assassination of the president. He's and absolutely horrible, horrible racist along with everything else he is.

  • yyyaz

    It is long past the time to piss in the whipped garlic potatoes and to hack tubercular lungers into the oyster bisque.

    "And how was your meal tonight, Mrs. Broun? And, if I may be so bold, your daughter is looking lovely."

  • http://wonkette.com/ outragedcitizen

    If it wasn't so frightening and sad I would be laughing my ass off. Assholes like Broun are there because of the old fucks in the Teabagger party and these same asshats are cheering him and his fellow teabaggers as they attempt to dismantle the safety nets that make it possible for these self-same asshats to buy Chinese crap at WalMart.

  • tessiee

    Villains, Theives, and Scoundrels Union?
    or is Local 12 still using that one?