Tea Party members in Congress are ignoring a key component of their messaging to their very great detriment. Maybe they are delivering it back to their home districts, but I hear nothing in the national debate about America’s youth. And our young people, after all, are what the Tea Party revolt is all about. It is about the crushing debt that will steal our children’s future if not dealt with now.
The Tea Party is getting its butt kicked in all quarters — even the Chinese are after them — but they are good men and women who believe they are doing what they must to save the country for our children. Many of them will lose re-election for their efforts and they know it.
Rather than just saying “no” in rejecting plan and after plan, though, they need to explain why. They need to re-elevate the conversation to its roots — we are stealing from our children. And as far as tax hikes: One more hit off the crack pipe doesn’t fix what’s broken. We are overspending by 40 percent — borrowing 40 cents on every dollar — and our children will pay the price.
I don’t speak for the Tea Party. If I were in Congress, I would have taken the grand plan. But I do respect what the Tea Partiers are doing. I just wish they would better present themselves.