Why the Tea Party is unyielding on the debt ceiling

The liberal media have gone to warp speed in their defense of President Obama and their attacks on the Tea Party. We are “extreme” and “dangerous.” Republicans are “afraid of” the Tea Party. And more.

The narrative in the media is that Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner were close to a deal last week that would have resolved the debt-ceiling crisis. It would have allowed for continued borrowing and more “revenue,” the euphemism of the day for tax increases. And the Tea Party said no.

The Tea Party did say no. Unfortunately, Boehner is not listening to those who elected him and is now pushing a plan with almost nonexistent budget cuts.

Why is the Tea Party intransigent on the debt ceiling? Why is the Tea Party pushing congressional Republicans so hard that we have a crisis?

As the founder of Tea Party Nation, I feel confident in saying that the Tea Party understands what so many in Washington seem to have forgotten: We do not have a debt crisis. We have a spending crisis. There is only one way you get to a debt crisis — you spend too much money.

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  • Patricia

    The Republicans should immediately pass a bill that repeals the debt ceiling law. Not only is it a useless joke, it always ends up making the Republicans look bad. After the Democrats spend up to the limit and want it increased, the media portray the Republicans as mean spirited and wanting to deny the people by disallowing more spending. Make the Democrats take the full responsibility!

  • Tommy

    These Demoncrats are like immature juvenile delinquents who’ve never had their asses spanked for their unconsitutional behavior. The sorry leadership of the opposing party hasn’t the guts to take them to the woodshed. Why? Because, like Will Rogers once said, “There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between ’em!”

  • cgit

    We don’t need another super comittee to come out of this. And what is so hard about cutting off all foreign aid and cutting everyones’ budget by 10%( personally, I am for eliminating or greatly downsizing) those other alphabet agencies. Bring our troops home and quit growing the government contractors! STOP SPENDING!! and that’s just for starters. Rand Plan was better and broughht the debt back in balance in 5 yrs.