Tea Party Representative Tim Scott of South Carolina brings us today’s Moment of Derp.
Take Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) — a high profile freshman, popular with the tea party. After a GOP caucus meeting Friday morning, he explained to a group of reporters that even if tax increases could pass the House, they would hasten a debt crisis.
“Tax increases only makes the situation worse, and at the end of the day it has the exact opposite effect that we would think that it would have,” Scott claimed. “Fewer revenue dollars.”
Tax increases. Will increase our debt?
Tax increases. Will lead to less revenue?
Tell me — if congress voted to give itself a pay-raise, would that increase the amount of money you take home or lower it? I know this is complicated math on par with that of the 2nd grade, but try to follow along here.