I agree, but since we're dealing with dysfunctional semi-literate megalomaniacs from the right, we can use the term, "extortion" if they wish...unfortunately no good deal shuts them up.<quoted text>
I suggest you look in the mirror when calling someone an "illiterate dumb fck".
"The crime involving a threat for purposes of compelling a person to do an act against his or her will, or for purposes of taking the person's money or property."
In this case, the property, was the U.S. Budget.
The obtaining of property from another induced by wrongful use of actual or threatened force, violence, or fear, or under color of official right.
Under the Common Law, extortion is a misdemeanor consisting of an unlawful taking of money by a government officer. It is an oppressive misuse of the power with which the law clothes a public officer.Most jurisdictions have statutes governing extortion that broaden the common-law definition. Under such statutes, any person who takes money or property from another by means of illegal compulsion may be guilty of the offense. When used in this sense, extortion is synonymous with blackmail, which is extortion by a private person. In addition, under some statutes a corporation may be liable for extortion."