It is abundantly clear now that the Tea Party has scuttled every sensible compromise proposed by their own party to resolve the debt ceiling crisis. Speaker Boehner and President Obama were on the verge of signing a « grand deal ». But the Tea Party forced their own leader to reject it. Last night Boehner thought he had the votes to pass a debt bill. The Tea Partiers dug in and forced Boehner to postpone. As of 11 am Friday the vote has not yet occurred. So the conclusion is evident. The Tea PArty is more interested in their own narrow fiscal ideology than they are in the welfare of the country. In fact their recklessness will affect the future of the country –it will lower the credit rating and increase taxes, the one thing the Teabaggers promised never to do.
Let’s nail this down. The Tea Party have taken America hostage, threatening to undermine the economyand disrupt the essential business of governmentunless they get policy concessions they would never have been able to enact through legislation.
Are the Tea Partiers out for the good of their country or are they risking its fiscal soundess?
Are they traitors or patriots?
What do you think?