Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tea Party "Hold the Line" rally crowd small, members think government threat of default is a "lie"

Today, I went to the Tea Party “Hold the Line” rally, even though I got there a bit late.  It took place in front of the Senate Office Building.  I got there near the end of the rally, which seemed to be a bit small.

I talked personally to some Tea Party supporters.  Generally, they insisted that the “default threat” was a “lie”, and that the government has enough money to pay all current debts. But they don’t seem to have hard facts to back up their claims.

They also made the point that we have to slash spending now to prevent passing on debts to our grandchildren. OK, some people don’t have grandchildren, and maybe that gets to the heart of the problem.

One person being interviewed by other media had a “Captain America” uniform.

Fox 5 was there, but it denied that it was “politically” related to Fox Network or Bill O’Reilly.

There is some talk that if there were fiscal chaos for a while (and some people got "hurt", like in the movie "The Town"), the Congress and President could be forced to accept a Balanced Budget Amendment, which would constrain federal spending forever, no matter who was in power, no matter what massive national emergency (like another 9/11), no matter how much demographics change.  

Here is the account on Politico, link

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