Mike Lee (b. 1971) is the Teabagger freshman senator from Utah. During his campaign, he repeatedly promised to vote against the debt ceiling and possibly filibuster it. Sane people realized that if the bill to raise the debt ceiling did not pass, the US would likely have had to default on its debt, causing the country to lose its good credit and the dollar to be destroyed, ultimately leading to a global financial meltdown. Yet somehow his stance on this issue became popular with Utah voters. Guess it's worth sacrificing the world economy to balance the budget. His term has barely begun and he's already said some batshit things that make Michele Bachmann look sane in comparison. He's come out as a hardcore Tenther, denouncing the following things as unconstitutional:
- Child labor laws
- Federal disaster relief
- Unemployment insurance
- Food safety laws
His other brilliant ideas include repealing the federal income tax and birthright citizenship. Recently he has shown that he wants to 'take down the government' with a harebrained scheme to solve the debt ceiling by passing a new Constitutional amendment in the span of less than two weeks. Surely one absolute whackjob of a senator can't do something like that though...