I expect this guy to be casting a lot of informed votes:
In recent weeks, a number of high-profile Republicans have stated their intention to vote against any increase to the U.S. debt limit. From Sen. Mike Lee (UT) to Rep. Michelle Bachmann (MN), these Republicans are essentially stating that they are willing to risk the country defaulting on its debt and a government shutdown if their demands are not met.
Yesterday, newly-elected Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) appeared on Fox Business to talk about his own intention to vote against raising the debt ceiling. The host asked Muvlaney if he was willing to “risk the possibility of a default on our debt.” Mulvaney responded that he has “no difficulty in” voting against raising the debt limit and that it’s worth it to “force a discussion” about spending. The host then followed up by asking, “What do you think would happen if the debt ceiling wasn’t raised?” Mulvaney responded, “Well, I don’t know. I’ve asked that question a lot. I’ve heard Goolsbee on Sunday say it’d be catastrophic, I’ve heard others say that. I did some research last night from [the Congressional Research Service], they don’t know what that means. I think they’re guessing”
If we had a functioning media, there would be no way this clown could have gotten through a general election without being asked about default. Then again, this is South Carolina, so I suppose we should be happy he is at least in the United States and not hiking the Appalachian Trail.
But to answer Mulvaney, they aren’t guessing. It would be a disaster. It would make the bank failures of the past couple years look trivial. It’s not even funny to joke about, and it is, quite honestly, insane to even suggest this happen.
More here at the Great Orange Satan (the Daily Kos, not Boehner).