GOP lawmaker advises poor to ‘drop out of the country club’
Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) may have won the contest for the worst analogy of the entire debt ceiling debate.
The tea party favorite told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Wednesday that he wanted to lower the debt ceiling because when you’re broke, you have to cut back on certain luxuries.
“Well, Andrea, the thing is, when someone is overextended and broke, they don’t continue paying for expensive automobiles; they sell the expensive automobiles and buy a cheaper one,” Broun explained. “They don’t continue paying for country club dues, they drop out of the country club.”
Watch this video from MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, broadcast July 27, 2011.