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Tea Party Forces Gov't's Hand

Written By: Sheldon Richman  |  Posted: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

            Were it not for the Tea Party, the debt-ceiling controversy might never have happened. Kudos on that count alone.

             Unsurprisingly, the governing class and its boosters in the media portray the Tea Party folks as a collection of bumpkins and idiots who "don't know the difference between campaigning and governing," indeed who would rather destroy the world economy than compromise their dogmatic insistence on spending cuts and resistance to tax increases.

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