Skip to comments.For Republicans, the Tea Party Is Over
Posted on 02/10/2018 2:10:09 AM PST by sodpoodle
WASHINGTON Senator Rand Paul was right Republicans can be hypocrites when it comes to spending.
Mr. Paul, the architect of Fridays one-man shutdown, called out his own party for renewed profligacy after years of penny-pinching during the Obama administration, accusing Republicans of forming an unholy alliance and spending free-for-all with Democrats at the expense of the American people and our partys supposed principles.
But Mr. Paul, a Kentucky Republican, had his own obvious inconsistencies. He was bemoaning a surge in deficit spending after enthusiastically voting in December for a deficit-ballooning $1.5 trillion tax cut. He then forced a brief and avoidable government shutdown that threw federal agencies into confusion, even though he had zero chance of blocking the budget measure.
Still, the underlying truth exposed by Mr. Paul and the predawn bipartisan approval of the budget package is that most lawmakers like to spend money, even when they say they dont. That is what many came to Washington to do to win federal resources to apply to solving big problems in their districts and states, problems like an epidemic of opioid abuse deaths, crumbling highways and bridges, and lack of access to health care.
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Too early - need more coffee!!!!
New York Times.
Seems to be why...
translation: Rand Paul enthusiastically helped balloon the deficit with his support for tax cuts because “TEA Party” - Th’ NYet Times Weekly Reader
Ive got news for you, Mr JournoList - the Rs were never Tea Partiers to begin with. They love financially raping the taxpayers and future generations with their profligate pork and spending and corruption schemes just as much as the Rats do.
It’s a stupid hit piece by a pervert.
Exactly. The Tea Party was also a revolt against the establishment Republicans; not just Dems and certainly not some KKK rally.
He explained the tax vote. He's a small gov guy. The more money we have and the less the feds have, the better. He talked about a crazy system where waste is not tackled as part of the approval process. He talked about the insanity of some of our global meddling and wasted projects. He talked about what the US gov should be doing, according to the government as it's supposed to function. He expressed great concern about the obscene deficit and the hypocrisy of 'pubs who don't seem to care now that they're in control.
It's a real good speech. Except that the NY Times obviously didn't even bother to hear Rand Paul's explanation for the tax vote, the article is spot on. FWIW, if the Rand Paul who gave that speech has matured enough to do so and is the one who shows up and runs for President (established third party?), I'd support his endeavor.
The New York Times has been declaring the Tea Party dead since 2010. Yet, the Tea Party continues to register about 20 percent approval in surveys. In contrast, #MeToo registers about 10 percent in surveys. And, whatever happened to Occupy Wall Street?
Trump sent a budget that got to balance in the five-year time frame of the current budgeting process. So, we know what we would do if we had the votes. As it is, we don’t have the votes. Our majorities are thin and there are many within the caucus who are moderates on the budget. This is the nature of democracy. It’s always a tug of war. We’re inching the rope to our side. That doesn’t mean we’re losing. That’s what winning means.
Leftists concern trolling about lack of spending restraint that they oppose and have successfully blocked under continued threat of government shutdowns.
Don’t worry my fellow deficit hawks. The economic growth will fill some of the hole. A quick injection of taxes on repatriated money will make things good in the short term. And if there is less and less need for welfare programs; no need to spend what is budgeted. Return the requirement to work. Expanding jobs into the black communities. Kicking out the illegal aliens on welfare.
“He talked about a crazy system where waste is not tackled as part of the approval process. “
In the fantasy that plays in my head, Trump will audit every nook and cranny of the Fed and eliminate waste. Early on, I heard about 6 bil. missing at State, 1/2 bil at HUD and then nothing.
Paul gave a fabulous speech. Reminded us that many Repubs are part of the swamp.
Republicans will be able to do budget updates and kill the dem money with a thousand small cuts.
Occupy Wall Street = Antifa + BLM
Same seditious maggots, fungible cover groups.
A common CPUSA ploy since the 30s - many innocuous names, same subversive goals.
He’s pointing out that the Republicans only care about deficits when a Democrat is in the White House. Left unsaid is that the Democrats only care about deficits when a Republican is in the White House.
Tea part has been Trumped...we just want a funtioning constitutional republic...the only one thinking about it is the mainstream media and idiots like this person. It is their projection if they say the Tea Party is dead somehow they think they have one good chase the red. Go kitty go kitty find your litter pan. Trump is still going to get his things done while you were distracted writing stupid stories like this.
Doesn’t really matter. They have no idea what is going on. The correct statement would be, “For the Tea Party, the Republicans are over.” The people who elected Trump — and those who are seeing the light now — will be primarying a lot of the Establishment Republicans.
The Tea Party is not dead. And now, we have a whole slew of new targets.
While I am not thrilled with the spending jump, I am happy they broke the 10 year disaster of passing bulk spending continuing resolutions. The military in particular was taking it on the chin.
To those complaining about the death of the tea party. Wasnt the tea party taxed enough already, and didnt our elected officials just take a whack and high taxes with a massive tax cut and overhaul? Sound to me like the Tea Party is finally getting legislative results after 8 years of wins a the ballot box.
Carl, Carl, Carl,
The Tea Party is just getting started. Who do you think put Trump in the WH?
So sad that you are so blind.
Tea Partiers, Conservatives, Patriotic Americans.
Bwhaahaha. Our spineless weasel sellout collusionists gave your guy a blank check.
Stopped reading right there.