Okay, it's not like anybody was expecting the U.S. Senate to suddenly miraculously gloriously become functional for this super committee idea, but it's still kind of fun in an anarchic some men just want to watch the world burn kind of way to watch the catastrophic congressional highway pile-up in slow-mo.
To that end, Reuters pinpoints the exact moment when everything fell to shit…
When the November 7 Baucus meeting began, the seven members there were ready to get down to brass tacks — although the session did not start well, according to both sides.
It opened with a discussion of a new Democratic proposal to raise taxes by $1 trillion, cut spending by $1 trillion, and spend another $300 billion to stimulate the economy…
At the mention of $1 trillion in tax hikes, according to aides, two of the Republicans threw up their hands. One thumped the table with his fist to emphasize their adamant opposition.
Nooooooo!!!! Noooooooooooooo!!!! Taxes! Don't say that word! Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!! Aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!
So help me God, if I hear one more person in this super committee say the word "taxes," I will punch a hole through this table and then set everything in this room on fire! I swear to everything that you people find sacrosanct and good that I will reach into that person's mouth and pull his spine out of his body and then beat every other person in the room until they are puddles of sanguine ooze on the marble floor! I will devour the entire District of Columbia and then wretch it all over Montana!
Neeeeeeeevvvvvvveeeerrrrrrrr say the word "taxes" eeeeeeevvvvvveeeeeerrrrrr again!!!
Now, let's start thinking about ways to cut Medicare and Medicaid.
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