The Tea Party's Take on the Debt Crisis

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The conservatice Tea Party has adopted the motto "Don't Tread On Me" (St. Murse/by-nc-sa)

The House of Representatives passed a landmark deal yesterday as the United States inched closer to defaulting on its debts. As the bill makes its way over to the Senate many are noting the influence that the Tea Party had on the outcome. During the debate, some Republican freshman members were urging leaders not to make any concessions, and some felt any increase in the debt ceiling was out of the question. How will these new Tea Party members react to Speaker Boehner's compromise?

Kate Zernike of The New York Times, gives us a peak at how Tea Party members are reacting to the debt crisis. While David Webb, host of The David Webb Show on SiriusXM, and the founder of TeaParty365, does not want to see any increase to the debt ceiling.

Guests:

David Webb and Kate Zernike

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

Comments [3]

Nora Kasarda from New York

The Tea Party members are domestic terrorists. They didn't come to the table to listen, to think, to negotiate in good faith as their oath of office requires they do. They held the country hostage to their narrow ignorant ways. To think that Joe Walsh of Illinois ( a man who is in court because he doesn't pay his bills and lost his condo because he didn't send in his mortgage payments) has anything to do with deciding the economic fate of this country is obscene. God help us if the Tea Party prevails.

Aug. 02 2011 05:16 PM
TDB from Dallas,TX

A representative democracy is tough, but when works as it did with Tea Party folks, it's good to see American voters send a message to the establishment in Washington.

Aug. 02 2011 11:58 AM
Ed from Larchmont

It's ironic that the debt crisis piece was followed by the decision of providing contraceptives without copays: the debt crisis is a result of demography, not enough young people starting companies and creating jobs, since they were aborted. And right after that we step toward more easily available contraception: when will we see that people are our resource?

Aug. 02 2011 09:26 AM

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