An article posted on the DailyKos web site on 5/21/12 by Meteor Blades asks the above questions. I also wonder why people are questioning whether this is happening or not. The antics of Boehner and McConnell and the words of Limbaugh clearly have indicated their plan since the days even before President Obama's inauguration. All you have to do is watch or listen, the evidence is there. This article refers back to an article by Charles Babington of the AP that was posted over the weekend :
Is GOP trying to sabotage economy to hurt Obama?
Republicans intentionally sabotaging the economy? Why does this keep getting a question mark?