by Craig Jennings, 4/29/2011
House Republicans are considering a plan to grant only incremental increases to the federal debt limit in a bid to extract more concessions on spending cuts and budgetary reform from the Obama administration.
The idea has a champion in Grover Norquist, the conservative activist and president of Americans for Tax Reform, who says he is "building allies" in the House Republican Conference to push for extending the debt limit every two months.
"My argument is, you give them two months at a time, because each time you could get something reasonable," Norquist told The Hill in an interview this week at his downtown offices.
And of course the first thing that popped into my mind when I read this is this classic Saturday Night Live fake commercial:
If this commercial were made today, you could easily slip in Norquist saying "I thought it over, and putting the American economy in grave peril once a year would solve all my issues, so I figure, let's do it six times a year."