I have unilaterally decided that the Tea Party Republicans are guilty of treason. Yes, treason. They are undermining the United States of America by holding hostage a sane approach to deficit reduction. They let the poor loose what little they have left and they continue to make richer the rich by keeping their taxes low. When people no longer have enough to get by, then they have nothing to lose. Maybe we saw an inkling of that in the London rioting over the weekend. The beginnings of a class war?
Seriously though, how much longer will the American poor remain good natured about this? Anyone who lived through the 60's should know it doesn't take much to set off rioting in the streets and worse. I imagine once things really get out of hand that the bankers and Wall Street VIPs will be targeted. I wouldn't travel to work in any limos for a while if I were them.
I am not poor nor rich. Just one of those in the middle class who sees their retirement funds in jeopardy. I wonder what happens when these hard working Americans get really pissed off too. This is actually a pivotal time in the history of this nation. Will we let lunatics run this country via talk radio and Fox news, or will we tell the rich they no longer get what ever they want?
We need to get our financial future back in order. That includes both spending reductions and higher taxes. If we do both we have a fighting chance.