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Tea-bagging a nation

Updated on May 27, 2012

The crisis is over. For a while, anyway.

The Tea Party won! Yay!

Who says that bullies never win? So what if the stock market dropped for the eighth consecutive day? They held the line! Yay!

Moody’s still rates the United States as AAA. Yay!

Okay, their outlook for the U.S. is “negative,” as they watch to see whether the crisis has been averted or is just delayed. It’s the principal at stake here: the principal that they do not negotiate; they do not compromise; they did not yield an inch--and we get to do it all again at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Both are traditionally slow news periods, so now we can watch Congress play who has the bigger ego all over again.

Manufacturing has been stagnant for the past eight months, so we have the chance now to watch it take off. Or fall off, but maybe it will not remain static.yay.

All of the ratings are not yet in, and if one of them drops the AAA rating a notch, so what? Maybe the nation’s interest rates for borrowing money go up a little and Wall Street is nervous . Stocks fell 285 point today alone, so how much different would it be? The Tea Party did not waver. The Tea Party did not back down, compromise, or negotiate.


Lots of those social welfare programs are well on their way to being cut. Okay, not certain, but where else will the cuts come from?

Well, defense, but what the heck, how many enemies do we have, anyway? Besides, the Tea Partiers are most likely NRA members so they can hold the line against all enemies foreign and domestic.

But social program cuts? Darwin would be ecstatic. At last we have returned to the fundamental law of survival of the fittest. Only the strong survive! Poor kids grow up to breed more poor kids: cut the welfare programs that give them food stamps or free and reduced lunches and we nip that little problem in the bud. Amount saved: incalculable.

The sick and the elderly are a drain on society, dead weight. Medicare and Medicaid only prolong the inevitable, increase the cost, and perpetuate the problem.

Old people slow clog the sidewalks with their canes and walkers (and probably don;t vote); the Q-tips impede traffic dawdling along at 20 m iles an hour. And then, they get the best prices at dinner while the rest of us are still toiling away, bellies growling, at the office,

Parking spaces closest to stores will open up, so the healthy aren’t punished by having to walk an extra ten car spaces, so drivers will get less exercise, gain more weight, develop diabetes or heart disease and keel over, leaving fresh spaces for new drivers.

The President blinked, proving that he does not have the mettle to let the country go down the tubes. He gave in.

At least the job creators still get their tax breaks (So the tea bag coffers will not run low). Yay!

We owe them so much

The good folks who elected them got just what they wanted, what they deserve.

Unfortunately, it got on the rest of us too.


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    • Tom Koecke profile image

      Tom Koecke 

      7 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

      I think Clive is just venting, RG.

      Now that you mention it, though, not raising the debt ceiling could have resulted in us knowing how much interest payments are on about $25 trillion without incurring any more debt! That would surely have kicked the markets into high gear! Imagine how much the markets would have risen as the rich renew their treasury bonds at double the rate!

      Too bad we already defunded mental health care under Reagan. We could save tons of money releasing crazy people until we have to send them to prison!

      Seriously, Rising Glory, where do you see the cuts happening, or do you even care?

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      Joanna McKenna 

      7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Anxiously awaiting the huge rise in new jobs - in THIS country - and the huge drop in unemployment now that the Tea Party has saved us from ourselves. Should happen right after the Easter Bunny AND the Tooth Fairy show up at my door to deliver the million $$$ that Santa Claus is too busy to bring his own self. Right?

    • TeaPartyCrasher profile image


      7 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      Well spoken Clive.


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