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Why do Tea party extremists hold the economy hostage?

Updated on October 18, 2015


So after the credit rating of the US was downgraded to AA there was arguing back and forth as to whose fault it was, with republican congressmen blaming the president and the white house and democrats blaming the republican congressmen. After the smoke clear it is now common knowledge that the republican obstructionist congressmen bare most of the blame for the downgrade.The republican insiders and strategists are aware of this and have warned congressmen of the political downfall which at this point is putting in question whether the republicans will keep control of the house or not after november, it is more likely than not at this point that they will, but the mere fact that there is even a possibility they could lose the house which was not even in question before is a dire warning to these rebel congressmen. These facts have allowed the president and the democratic party to be in a situation which was unthinkable before ,and that is to tell the obstructionist congressmen they, the democrats and the president are determined to hold their ground and go off the fiscal cliff if the republicans continue to refuse any compromise to reach agreements that would avoid that situation.There have already been signs by Cantor, Bohener and others that this time they are willing to come to the table.This will not make the teapartiers and the extremists happy but it is for sure a good development for the country.

And threaten to bring down the world economy

This is really like a bad dream,a hand full of radical dogmatic tea-party congressmen,are holding hostage the whole country, so a group of about thirty something legislators are actually subduing the totality of the other five hundred or so, threatening with their actions to bring down not only the us economy but the whole world economy along with it, if it is a problem to the world economic recovery the fact that Greece has problems just imagine what would happen if the US economy defaults on it's debt, not that I think this is going to happen,because when the time comes if the president is left no other choice he will go nuclear and and use the 14th amendment option and let the courts sort it out, if it even gets to that ,because as much as the republican establishment is terrified of the possibility of the tea party challenging republican congressmen pretty much nation wide, or even going the third party way that is already brewing out there for the presidential election,they understand that the consequences of a default on the debt, and the government shutdown, along with checks not going out to social security ,military and medicare,would be devastating to the national economy in the first place , but it will also kill any possibility of winning the white house in 2012 and would with certainty return the control of the house to the democrats.Here are some things that the teapartiers don't believe in but I think reality will prove them wrong if the debt ceiling is not raised:they don't believe we need to raise the debt limit to avoid default on the debt, and they don't believe we won't have enough money to cover social security, medicare medicaid and the salary for the military.They believe all that will happen is that the government won't have enough money to spend on all those superfluous government programs they despise, such as obamacare ,college assistance,foodstamps of which they think the beneficiaries use the money they don't use on food to buy drugs and alcohol,etc.

Update II

So,the junior senator from Texas only months after starting to serve as U.S senator for the great state of Texas is willing to to put the country once again through a government shutdown ,which as we have already seen and experienced hurts not only the Obama presidency as the right wing nuts would hope ,but the country as a whole , and even the Republican Party that is already seen as an obstructionist party that doesn't hesitate to create economic instability for political benefit. He is another example of how the extreme right wingers would rather destroy the Republican Party from within than engage in policy making negotiations that would result in better economic conditions for the country .


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    • mio cid profile image

      mio cid 4 years ago from Uruguay

      the tea party IS destroying the GOP,and Ted Cruz didn't doubt for a second to push his party and the country into real political and economic mayhem just so he can position himself as a candidate for the 2016 elections.What a puny political figure.

    • Ralph Deeds profile image

      Ralph Deeds 4 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Well said. The Tea Party mouth breathers are destroying the GOP.

    • mio cid profile image

      mio cid 5 years ago from Uruguay

      We can only hope that whether the democrats or republican hold the majority something starts being done to move forward.

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      wetbaknproud 5 years ago from new jersey

      change is coming to congress in 2012.this time it will be different.

    • mio cid profile image

      mio cid 5 years ago from Uruguay

      yes more than ever ,and it will take a defeat in november and a defeat in the internal power struggle that will ensue in the republican party for the grown ups to take back control of the GOP and make it a party able to govern when in power and to advance the policies of the country when not.

    • HLPhoenix profile image

      HLPhoenix 5 years ago

      Still works... even all this time later, only now it is even more terrifying.

    • FitnezzJim profile image

      FitnezzJim 6 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      Yawn. I think the latest name to call the tea-partiers is 'terrorist', not 'radical dogmatic'. Got to keep up, or you'll fall behind.