Interesting exchange on the Denver Post blogs:
swen swenson wrote:Sunny5280 wroteRunnermike wrote:These tea party jokers had no problem want to blow a hole in the budget by making Bush's Tax Cuts permanent. do you think they care one bit that it would saddle future generations with additional debt. No? Funny how they didn't even form until a Democrat was back in the white house.
From what I know of the tea party they're about reducing the size of government. That means lower taxes and reduced spending. The two go hand in hand and would not result in saddling future generations with additional debt.
From Day 1 the opponents of the TEA Parties have been trying to define the TEA Parties. 'They're astroturf, just a few outspoken yahoos paid by special interests!' Oops, they turn out everywhere by the thousands. 'They're a flash in the pan, they'll lose interest and go away!' Oh no! They're still here and they vote! 'They're political hacks trying to keep Republicans in power!' Oh my, look at all the Republicans they primaried out of office.. 'They're just a bunch of racists who never complained about government spending until The Teleprompter came along!' Oops, Pork Busters has been around since 2005 and they supported the Obama-Coburn Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, back when Obama was railing about the massive debt we were leaving the next generations:
It would absolutely kill the opponents of the TEA Parties to admit that the TEA Parties are just common folk who've become alarmed at out-of-control government spending running up a massive debt to no apparent result. People who are outraged that government is saddling our children and grandchildren with massive debt to satisfy their immediate interests.
The TEA Parties have their antecedents in the folks who were warning way back in the 1970's that the Boomers would bust the Social Security bank when they started to retire. It has roots in the Reagan Revolution but also in the New Democrats of Bill Clinton. It's a bunch of people who've been here all along. All the TEA Parties did is let them know they're not alone. That scares hell out of big spenders everywhere.