posted on Jul, 30 2011 @ 10:15 AM
The point that is stated is that the Tea party is anti-democratic and guilty of abusing power. And yet there is no evidence that they have done any
of that, save demand a balanced budget and that the congress and federal government to follow through on doing just that. Right now there is a
growing and valid concern over the debt of the nation. This is what has been growing for years, and fiscal irresponsibility on the part of both the
Republicans and the Democrats are ultimately responsible for this problem. For far too long the will of the people has been ignored as it has been
politically incontinent for those in the halls of power to listen and actually do something to benefit the entire country at large. And now there is
a group of newly elected officials that are demanding responsibility from the rest of the federal government to prevent this from going further down
the road to financial ruin. And this is bad and anti-democratic and abusing power why? Is it any more abusive of power than buying the vote of a
representative at the tune of 300 million, or any more guilty of abusing power by forcing the majority of the people to accept a law that is so
controversial and unrealistic, even when the people are saying no? Or how about insulting the voters by saying in short, we know better than you,
when trying to sell that bill to the general public.
The main issue here is the debt and how to lower it, and those that were elected into congress know that we can not continue with business as usual.
They are demanding a new budget and one that would lower the debt and hold the government accountable, and if it brings the federal government to a
standstill, then so be it, perhaps it needs to be brought to a standstill. Better to be honest in their attempt and motives than dishonest and
underhanded like some of the congresses before them. The people have woken up and decided that the change and government they want, needs to start
with replacing incumbents and keep that power going that way the country starts to change. If neither the Republicans or the Democrats are willing to
do with it, then the people who elected those 85 freshman to congress have the right idea, sack the old guys and bring in the new.
And all over a growing debt. Having paid attention to the debt and the arguments, the following can be stated:
We can not raise taxes, there is no way that the country can handle more taxes, on a group that either have no jobs, or are taxed enough. There needs
to be cuts in spending across the board, to balance the budget and the federal government for the first time in its history has to live within its
means. That means no more raising the debt ceiling and starting to reverse the flow of money going out the door to pay our creditors. Those who are
in power, not the 85 freshmen are playing with fire, by threatening the general population of the country with threats like social security is not
going to get paid. States are going bankrupt and there is no end in sight. Time we face facts and put on the breaks, take away the credit cards,
close the checking accounts and look to the government to do the same. Time we helped ourselves and quit giving handouts to anyone who holds up their
hand and is willing to back a politicians. Time to close the legal loop holes that allow companies like GE to get away with making hundreds of
billions of dollars and not pay a penny in taxes, and time that the federal government start looking at the long term of the country. In the end, the
results of what happens will not affect us, most of us will be long gone and buried, but our children and grandchildren will have to deal with the
consequences of those actions. And if it means that 85 new freshmen in congress puts a monkey wrench into the system of politics as usual, if it
means that the country can no longer afford to pay out help to its people until a solid budget deal and plan is put into place, then perhaps a little
pain now, is worth the prosperity of our children in the future and the continuing of our great nation.