Losing steam

posted by
May 12, 2011
Boston Globe
by Joshua Green  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"When its activists swept Republicans into power, the Tea Party established the contours of the current debate over deficits and reforming entitlement programs, which follow conservative principles much more closely than the Republicans’ limited formal power — they control only the House — should allow. But last week, this tide seemed to peak, and then begin to roll back. Republican House leaders, having pushed through a budget written by Republican Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin that embodies the Tea Party ideal of a government drastically scaled back, suddenly flinched." [editor's note: The best news about the Tea Party would be if its energies for tax & spending cuts continued, and its meddling in private affairs (at home & abroad) waned. I'm not holdin' my breath, though - SAT] (05/12/11)



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