Anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist says that President Barack Obama will have to “blow up small countries” because Republicans will not let him have “any fun at all” spending taxpayers’ money.
“Obama will be on a very short leash, fiscally speaking, over the next four years,” Norquist told C-SPAN on Thursday. “He’s not gonna have any fun at all.”
“He may decide to go blow up small countries he can’t pronounce because it won’t be any fun to be here, because he won’t be able to spend the kind of cash he was hoping to.”
The Americans for Tax Reform founder also said that “we” Republicans in the House and Senate would force the president to make spending cuts before passing any continuing resolutions, suggesting the threat of a government shutdown if conservatives did not get their way.
Although Norquist eventually soured on President George W. Bush’s war of choice in Iraq, he initially supported the effort, which was predicted to cost $3 trillion.
“The Democrats were on the wrong side of the Civil War, the Cold War, and now the Iraq War,” Norquist said in 2003. “Their batting average on these things is right up there with France.”
Watch this video from C-SPAN, broadcast Dec. 13, 2012.
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