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?


  1. 1
    Tony Kondaks Says:

    The Tea Party is the only hope for the future.

  2. 2
    Tony Kondaks Says:

    The only acceptable”compromise” is when expenditures equals revenues.

  3. 3
    Barbara Says:

    MadHatters, every one. I hope the people are watching.

  4. 4
    Neil McKenty Says:

    “The only acceptable compromise is when expe nditures equal revenues

    Why not add the rest, Tony. “And most revenue should be raised on the backs of the middle class and the poor.”

  5. 5
    Tony Kondaks Says:

    If it were to read “…most of the NEW revenue…” then I would most certainly agree. As I’ve documented countless times on this forum, the rich pay far, FAR more than their fair share; the poor don’t.

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    jim Says:

    These potty-faced teabags are neither, they are terrorists. The sad part about this situation is that what is on the horizon will call for the nations of the world to use the Euro as the basis for business in the future, in lieu of the U.S. dollar, in which case it will devaluate. Just before this happens, China will want to cash in the 3 trillion dollars worth of U.S. Bonds they hold in reserve. China does not need the U.S. to export, they have now developed their own market within China and is making inroads with India. BTW China and India are a good fit. China’s export strength is in cheap products. India is into the high tech export market which in turn calls for better educated people, and they are meeting this demand.. Meanwhile back at the ranch, if China wants their money back will the U.S. print money or will they borrow? Does anyone recall the borrowing cost about 30 years ago when bond issuers had to pay 22% interest and the crisis at that time was nowhere near what is happening now. Finally, what’s all this talk about a crises next Tuesday? It’s not going to happen. Ya hear this you dunkin teabag?

  7. 7

    Tony, you say the poor don’t pay their “fair share.” But how can they? You cannot get blood from a turnip…

  8. 8
    Tony Kondaks Says:

    Lady Janus: I am referring to the bottom 50% of all US taxpayers who pay only 3% of all income taxes (the top 1% pay 40% of all income taxes). Somewhere in that 50% group they can pay more. The truly poor shouldn’t pay anything, yes, but they are a much smaller percentage than 50%.

  9. 9

    How is it fair for someone with less money to pay a much larger percentage of his income?

  10. 10
    Tony Kondaks Says:

    Those with less money would not be paying a larger percentage in income tax.

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    I didn’t say income tax, Tony. I said a larger percentage of his income goes for taxes. How is that fair?

  12. 12

    Not sure what you’re referring to, Lady Janus. I would have to see some facts and figures first.

    Depends what “taxes” you are talking about and what constitutes “poor”. For example, in most jurisdictions in the States, you can be a senior citizen, have a home free and clear worth $500,000 and still qualify under a means test as “poor” for the purposes of getting a tax break on your property tax.

    Please give me some examples so I can respond.

    As a general rule, no, it is not fair if the “poor” pay a larger percentage of their taxes than the rich.

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    TraitorDetector Says:

    The tea party are not real Americans. A real American does not purposely destroy his own country because they dont like a black man running the show.

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