It was just last year that Fleming melted down on the internet over an “abortionplex” in North Louisiana. Of course, this “news” was reported in The Onion, a satirical ‘zine that makes little effort to obscure its comedic intention. Fleming, unfortunately, didn’t get the joke, and issued a matter-of-fact indictment of planned parenthood as (obviously) providing “abortion by the wholesale” over at the “abortionplex.” That’s your 4th District Congressman, Louisiana!
This week, Fleming has vaulted himself onto the national stage again, offering his sound economic mind to the debt ceiling crisis:
“Economists, what have they been doing?” the three-term congressman said in the New York Times on Friday. “They make all sorts of predictions.”
“Many times they’re wrong, so I don’t think we should run government based on economists’ predictions,” Fleming added.
So there you have it, folks. Dismiss the experts! Let’s let geniuses like John Fleming run government. With his sharp mind, and flawless logic, we don’t need any smartie-pants economists around telling us what to do!