490px-Hank_Johnson_113th_CongressCongressman Hank Johnson warned radio listeners of massive rioting in the streets by Americans angry that GOP budget proposals don’t increase spending as quickly as Democrat proposals.

The Georgia Democrat told an Atlanta National Public Radio station that the recent anti-police riots in Baltimore were caused by Republican spending proposals, and the entire nation would rise up in violent revolution because Republican spending is rising faster than inflation.

“If we’re not careful the have-nots of this country will rise up like the people in Baltimore,” Johnson told WABE radio’s A Closer Look.

“What happened in Baltimore stems from deeper economic issues and if you would take a ride down the streets of some of the greatly impoverished areas of Baltimore where change has not come, where things are the same as they were 50 years ago and have been allowed to grow worse then you will understand the lack of hope of which those riots are born from,” said Johnson.

Democrats, not Republicans, have controlled Baltimore and Maryland for decades.

Even host Denis O’Hayer was stunned.

HAYER: “So are you saying, when you say ‘rise up like Baltimore’– let’s define that a little bit more. In terms of the protests or in terms of the violence?”

JOHNSON: “No, I’m saying in terms of the violence and it’s unfortunate.”

HAYER: “You’re saying budgets like this can lead to violence?”

JOHNSON: “Yes, I am.”

Johnson’s mob violence fantasy went even deeper.

“I do realize that we are at a philosophical divide in this country,” said Johnson.

“One between free-marketers who think that everything should be left up to the free market economic system, laissez-faire capitalism, and that there should be limited government, versus those who believe in a government involvement in the macro economy,” he opined.

In reality, the “limited government” Republican budget cited by Johnson increases federal spending by 3.3 percent a year. It is currently increasing by 5.1 percent a year.

The Republican budget plan openly brags the GOP proposal “increases spending at a more manageable rate.”

According to Johnson, a 1.8 percent difference between Democrats and Republicans on how much to grow government is the only thing standing between us and nationwide mob violence.

Johnson is, however, a noted scholar. His most famous theory was espoused in a 2010 House Armed Services Committee hearing when he asked Pentagon officials if stationing personnel on Guam would cause the island to tip over.

“My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize”, a worried Johnson warned.

“We don’t anticipate that,” Admiral Robert F. Willard, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command reassured him.

In 2013 Johnson was asked to leave the House chamber until he removed a toy balloon he had tied around his wrist.