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July 19th, 2011
12:24 AM ET

Raw Politics: Tea party leader on default threat

Editor's note: Mark Meckler of the Tea Party Patriots weighs in on the potential consequences of not raising the debt ceiling.

Related: McConnell, Reid tweaking debt limit fallback plan to boost its chances


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  1. Thaddeus

    Tea Party Patriots ... What a misnomer! Do these so-called American Patriots realize that if the Founding Fathers had heard their Neanderthal approach to economics and fiscal policy, they would have sent them back to their ancestral countries, better yet, turned them over to the British in time for the War of 1812 for being so absolutely ignorant. Oh yeah, I forgot, the Founding Father's were too busy working on ending slavery. Let's give everyone in this country a test on logic. Those that fail must be forbidden to speak about, participate in or hold any office affecting public policy. And they must wear a giant red white and blue burlap tea sack. Then we'll have everyone meet in Boston harbor so that we can re-create the original Tea Party with sacks of unwanted "Tea".

    July 19, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
  2. John Smith

    This Gentelman is correct. The answer is not to raise the debt cieling, but to cut the careless and waistful goverment spending. All of the politicians in office could start by cutting their salaries and pensions first, simply because they are more concerned about getting reelected, and protectiong their parisitic jobs than doing what is right for this country.

    Wake up! You have to cut spending even if it means lloosing your ridiculous job as a senator or congressman!! We the indipendent voters are simply fed up with politicians in both parties.

    Thank you,

    John Smith, Independent

    July 19, 2011 at 2:41 am |