Tonight CNN will host the first Tea Party debate with the 9 candidates vying for the republican nomination. I which one of them will claim to be concerned about the plight of the middle-class? Which candidate will explain why republicans feel it is just for the richest Americans to be taxed at a lower rate than the middle-class? Look for Michele Bachmann to attack Rick Perry and Mitt Romney who eclipsed her in the last debate.
Front-runner, Rick Perry in the GOP election process, says that Social Security and Medicare are “unconstitutional” and were not what the framers of The Constitution had in mind. Of course, Gov. Perry is trying to take his words back:
Eric, can anyone reason with your freshmen representatives? Can Mitch McConnell do the same with his tea party senators? Some of them have been in state legislatures and know the hurly-burly of divided governance. Does the Tea Party not see these are times where the needs of the present trump passionate ideology? We have 25 million people who have no jobs. God, how do they manage to eat? Who’s paying their mortgages? How’d they deal with not being able to shop for the kid’s back-to-school? We need millions of jobs!
At the same time, Mother Nature continues to assault the nation with storms wreaking havoc with land and all forms of real estate on the east coast. Texas is on fire? [Are we in the “end of days?”] Does the federal government tell the poor victims, “Sorry, the United States is broke?”
Surely, the Tea Party are educated people and have a sense of how perilous our situation is in the world. Surely they can learn, if they don’t know already. Are the various leaders in the Tea Party leading them astray? I am reminded of Rick Perry‘s inane statement that the federal government should be “inconsequential” in our lives. Perry is deluded into thinking that in 2011, individual states can solve the problems of everyday living. Many states are bankrupt and used job stimulus money to balance their budgets, Several republican governors are at war with their people and doing great harm. Eric, please talk to the Tea Party. Reason with them. The President presented his “American Jobs Act” which is non-partisan and seems ideal for passage into law. We all know that republicans and democrats can get together in times of crisis to solve national problems. If we ever needed cooperation and compromise, we need it now.
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