Seriously, how many "steps" do you count here?

John Boehner's "two-step" debt ceiling plan has at least five steps

Fun with GOP counting!


Alex Pareene
July 26, 2011 1:15AM (UTC)

Speaker of the House John Boehner has prepared a two-step approach to solving this "debt ceiling" crisis once and for all, and he unveiled his two-step plan with this fancy document that lists, on its first page, five separate bullet points, each of which entails multiple actions that some people would consider "steps."

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This isn't just me, right? If you have a big professional-looking document that says "TWO-STEP APPROACH" at the top, there should just be two steps listed, right? Who will hold John Boehner accountable for his crimes against numbers?

[Yes, this is all I have to say about the horrible nightmare that is the debt ceiling argument and America's forthcoming "The Road"-style age of "austerity." Go read Andrew Leonard if you want insightful and substantive and "actually knows what he's talking about" commentary!]


Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at apareene@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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