OMG, Here they come, here they come, here they come.
1. Identify constitutionality of every new law: Require each bill to identify the specific provision of the Constitution that gives Congress the power to do what the bill does
This from the party whose copy of the Constitution is smeared with Wite-Out from them trying to blot out all of the sections they don't ideologically agree with. A childish waste of time. Congress is empowered to enact laws, the President is empowered to execute them, and the SCOTUS is empowered to challenge their constitutionality. The Teabaggers want to try to have a conversation based on what they fantasize is in the Constitution, and what is not. However, with regards to, for example, the HCR law, it is very clearly covered in Article I, Section 8.
2. Demand a balanced federal budget: Begin the Constitutional amendment process to require a balanced budget with a two-thirds majority needed for any tax modification.
I am at pains to point out that before we gave their movement (the Republicans, that is) the keys to the national car, we ALREADY HAD A BALANCED BUDGET. The easiest way to balance the budget is to keep it out of the hands of Borrow-And-Spend Republicans who write huge tax cuts for the wealthy that then do not need to be "paid for."
But aside from that, this is a prescription for national bankruptcy. California has a 2/3 majority for any tax modification, and the state is damn-near bankrupt from not being able to raise new funding. It also is PATENTLY unconstitutional, as the only requirement for a bill to be passed by Congress is a simple majority. Making it a supermajority simply gives the minority power to stop all legislation in its tracks. Once again, the myth that the Teabaggers/GOP have any respect at all for our Constitution is exploded into a million pieces. So, ridiculous proposal #2 is neutered by ridiculous proposal #1.
Finally, this looks exactly like Newt Gingrich's Fiscal Responsibility Act from the Contract On America, which firstly didn't pass in its full form (no super-majority rule was signed into place) and in the part that did pass, the line-item veto, it was ruled unconstitutional.
As the supermajority requirement would. Score: Teabaggers 0. Constitution 1.
3. Simplify the tax system: Adopt a simple and fair single-rate tax system by scrapping the internal revenue code and replacing it with one that is no longer than 4,543 words – the length of the original Constitution
I am curious why the fetish with the Constitution. The Teabaggers clearly haven't read it, nor do they have even a smidgeon of respect for it. But more than that, removing all of the complexity out of the tax system would mean vacating the loopholes that the wealthy use to dodge paying their fair share, and of course removing all of those deductions and writeoffs for small businesses and the self-employed. But other than that, I don't think this proposal is workable, nor would the Teabaggers enact it if they got into power.
4. Audit federal government agencies for constitutionality: Create a Blue Ribbon taskforce that engages in an audit of federal agencies and programs, assessing their Constitutionality, and identifying duplication, waste, ineffectiveness, and agencies and programs better left for the states or local authorities.
Once released into our government, the Teabaggers would, with this bullet point, run WILD in our nation's vital infrastructure, carrying out ideological purges of offices and officials they do not like, using their Etch-A-Sketch copy of the Constitution to declare anything they wished gone "Unconstitutional." Within days or weeks, we would have an end to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, all social services would be suspended. Millions of homeless would pour into the streets, and chaos would ensue.
Don't believe me? Listen to the Teabaggers. They think MOST of what our government does is Unconstitutional. Though not one of them can point to the article or section that says so.
5. Repeal the health care legislation passed on March 23, 2010: Defund, repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Teabaggers wish to return to the health insurance companies the power to deny you healthcare if you're already sick, cancel your coverage if you GET sick. In other words, the Teabagger plan for healthcare is
Don't get Sick
If you Do Get Sick, Die Quickly.