Thanks to the tea party movement all across the USA for having the negotiating skills and the guts to tell politicians that this nation is heading rapidly toward bankruptcy. Its conservative members in the U.S. House of Representatives have been adamant at pushing through the debt ceiling measure and a no tax increase that meets their ideological requirements. Spending must be brought under control now.
Whatever you may think of the tea party (patriotic Americans consisting of Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Independents, college graduates and more), you have to admit that they represents a broad cross-section of freedom-loving Americans. And the movement continues to grow by leaps and bounds in spite of all of the criticism by the liberal mob.
For years, politicians have deliberately ignored that the government's taking of most of the $2.6 trillion Social Security Surplus Trust Fund is outright "stealing." Financially, for the quality of being solvent, let's hope all of Congress gets the tea party message based on unrest over heavy out-of-control government spending, mismanagement of the people's money and excessive, intrusive regulation.
Our country doesn't belong to Washington and certainly not to the president. It belongs to "we the people," and we are an established nation under God. As our currency proclaims, our trust is in God - not "government."
Jack and Nineva Salley, Mesa