It seems to me that its not really that the Tea party bunch are so bad. Its that the rest are near their equals in the stakes of being so poor.
I'm an Anglophile. I hope the US gets back on its feet soon. The world needs you.
Please, for the love of all that is holy tell me you are joking. Nothing about the Tea party is rational and their having a "seat at the table" is what caused this non-sense in the first place. Their type of thinking is what caused this mess over the last 30 years and they behave like spoiled children even when they get their way. Unless we get rid of some military spending, we can't maintain our current debt load. And going after "entitlements" is basically stealing from the poor (SS is getting back your own money, not getting it from someone else). Most of our debt is from military spending, not from entitlements unless the FICA line on my paycheck is something else. We can't keep spending $700B a year on defense (that's about $2.3K per person each year) and keep not taxing the wealthy. Pick one and we'll talk. Until then they will continue to be the same people who didn't realize that teabagging is a sexual term and not a source of serious political thought or even adults.