Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tea Party Treason?

WordNet Dictionary defines treason as:  A crime that undermines the offender's government.  Disloyalty by subversive behavior.
"The Economist", a widely respected "outside" voice, reports "the Federal government now has to borrow about 40 cents of every dollar it spends.  A prolonged inability to meet 40% of its obligations would sow economic disarray, trigger litigation, and raise doubts about its ability to meet any obligations."
Closer to home, New York's Sen. Charles Schumer cites projected August revenues of $172 billion and obligations of $307 billion.  This means that huge areas of government spending would go unfunded and we'd be faced with impossible choices.  "If we fully pay Social Security, Medicare, the troops, and interest on the debt, you'd have no one guarding our borders, inspecting our food, or manning the air traffic control towers.  America would come to a grinding halt."
Tea Party leaders in the House of Representatives such as Bachmann, Jordan, and Buerlke have opposed all efforts to arrive at a reasonable compromise which would significantly deal with the debt ceiling and debt reduction.  In their extremist zeal they've even voiced their opposition to John Boehner's recent non-starter of a proposal.  They openly advocate in favor of defaulting, consequences be damned.  If the Tea Party prevails, the country faces grave financial harm, and as defined above, I would maintain their actions constitute treason.  In the name of their extremist agenda, they're apparently more than willing to see their fellow citizens suffer.  Disgraceful, to say the least.  Is it also criminal?

2 comments:

  1. What a crock of shi---.I have no idea how you run your household,but what seems to frustrate me is
    the fact that you have no problem spending money we DO NOT HAVE.Can you understand that?And if you say that's why we must raise revenues (I like the phrase RAISING TAXES)much better,because that's what it is taking money from people that earned it and giving it to people that do not earn it.Ah yes the compassion factor.i am a true believer in the saying "Give a person a fish and they will eat this day.Teach them how to fish and they will have food every day of their life.So please stop with the babble.It's sicking.And do not worry this country will be here long after your gone.

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  2. Happyface, obviously your municipality chose not to fund its school system adequately. The billionaires that fund the tp have been only too happy to be able herd such ignorant sheep. Go back to your recliner, with your budlite and your nascar, and try not to spell too much. You might hurt yourself.

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