The demonization of the tea party Republicans by Kathleen Parker (column, 7-31) hardly gives much of the story. They seem to be some of the very few who campaigned saying they will not do certain things such as raising taxes, then indeed they won’t do them.
Imagine – a campaign promise kept. Consider, the tea party people are not the ones who were lax in oversight of the banking and financial industries whose recklessness were key in the financial crisis.
They did not vote to spend trillions on bailing out the automobile and insurance companies and other firms who were “too big to fail,” nor were they the authors of a tax code that allows almost half of all households to pay no income tax while allowing tens of thousands to be given an “earned income tax credit” (define earned) though a huge number of them have multiple automobiles, telephones, cell phones, etc.
By the way, which of the expensive current wars were instigated by tea party representatives?
Most everyone seems to agree the “politics as usual” practice of hugely increasing debt and becoming subservient to China as benefactor is unsustainable. I for one appreciate those who are standing by their word in opposing this practice.