Why the Tea Party are idiots
Ok – so – we’re all pretty upset about the budget deficit. The Tea Party doesn’t hold a monopoly on that. But by holding this year’s budget hostage over a principle (fiscal discipline) that almost everyone agrees on, they are fighting the wrong battle. Here’s why.
The argument we are having right now is over this year’s budget. They can’t agree on it and we are almost half way through the year already. Instead of negotiating next year’s budget so that we can decrease our deficit and start paying off our debt, they are instead insisting that we fix this year’s budget by forcing us to continue last year’s budget which includes funding for things that have been cancelled. It doesn’t’ make any sense.