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Tea Party To Blame For Credit Rating Downgrade

August 6, 2011

The news that popped on Friday evening had never before been reported about the United States of America.

Standard & Poor had downgraded the nation’s top-notch AAA rating for the first time ever.  While it had been speculated about over the past weeks, many had hoped that such a lowering would not take place.

While it was shocking to hear the news reports, many of us who have followed the debt limit increase story for the past seven months know clearly that it did not need to have happened at all.

But for the Tea Party hijacking the political process, and creating a crisis atmosphere over the raising of the debt ceiling which culminated in a complete circus environment in Washington, the rating agency most likely would not have acted in the way it did. 

Had the Tea Party stepped up and understood the role of governing, and the historical importance of compromise, a strong bi-partisan agreement could have been reached and signed into law that would have used budget cuts and tax revenues to address budget concerns. 

Instead of seeking a remedy to our fiscal problems the Tea Party resorted to the most despicable array of political treachery that this nation has ever witnessed in a cruel desire to thwart the national needs.

Never before has a political party so throughly tried to undermine the very foundation of government, or the political process, as that which the Tea Party orchestrated and carried out over the past months.  It has been a shameful and despicable series of actions that has now resulted in the credit rating downgrade.

The Tea Party will try to deny their role and responsibility.  But they can no more shake off this fact than a skunk can run from its stench.

The people who have paid attention to their monstrous display of lunacy over the months know the truth.  There are those in the Tea Party tonight that so hate the government they would see the nation collapse before making a positive move to shore up the economy with needed revenue so to make programs and agencies function for our citizens.  That fact was demonstrated over and over these past weeks in Washington.

While S&P cut the long-term US rating by one notch to AA+ with a negative outlook, citing concerns about budget deficits they also mentioned “”More broadly, the downgrade reflects our view that the effectiveness, stability, and predictability of American policymaking and political institutions have weakened at a time of ongoing fiscal and economic challenges.”

A diplomatic and polite way of saying the reckless nature of the deranged and extreme members of the Republican Party, better known here as the Tea Party Terrorists pushed the nation over the cliff for political purposes, and so ruptured the way Washington works that there is little faith from some sectors that the economy can be righted in the near term.

If that does not make your stomach churn, then you are not paying attention to the realities that are about to slap you in the face.

  1. Ron Groskreutz permalink
    August 8, 2011 2:56 PM

    How is the Tea Party to blame for excess spending? That is the cause of our down graded status. Again, Govenment income 2.2 trillion. Government indebtedness 14.6 trillion. That is 6.63 times more debt than annual income. Do you have that kind of indebtedness in your personal life? I’ll bet not. Do you know why? You can’t afford it. Neither can our Federal Govenment.

  2. david little permalink
    August 7, 2011 5:56 PM

    the teaparty members are bigots haters racist and inbreeds of the lower class of americans – what do you expect from uneducated white trash

  3. david little permalink
    August 7, 2011 5:54 PM

    the tea party cannot come to grip that a black man is president and prefer to downgrade our nation – the bigots haters and racist are at fault and will never admit to this like usual! they should stay in their trailers and take care of their inbreeds and live off welfare and blame everyone else for their negative thinking

  4. Meowcat permalink
    August 7, 2011 9:05 AM

    Absolutely the tea party’s fault. The traditional rep. party is so sick right now they are spawning these dysfunctional groups to the detriment of us all. Think more. Care more.

  5. August 6, 2011 1:19 PM

    Larry, my man…

    You will no doubt have noted this blog hits on almost every topic. You may or may not know that this is a one-person operation, and that I am rather proud to be advancing towards 2 millions hits. Having said that it is not possible to comment and post on every story that arises. I take note of your interest in the poverty rates of Milwaukee, and the problems that this creates in the black community. I will watch the story as it develops and consider what I might be able to add to the dialouge on the matter at the State Fair. I am glad that you care for the minority community, and want to know more about how as a society we can improve everyone’s life and well-being. As you might know I am a strong supporter of banning hand guns as this would stem much of the violence in the city, and elsewhere. Glad to have you as a reader and supporter.

  6. larry permalink
    August 6, 2011 1:02 PM

    The tea party is to blame? How stupid are you. Also I see you are to much of a coward to deal with the black hate crimes in Milwaukee.

  7. August 6, 2011 9:12 AM


    Tho I agree with the gist of what you’re saying, these death threats you keep issuing against the Tea Party members dilutes the message really fast.

  8. James permalink
    August 6, 2011 8:33 AM

    It is the high debt that caused the downgrade. They wanted 4 trillion in cuts and we only got 900 billion now and a promise of more to come.

  9. XKawN permalink
    August 6, 2011 7:30 AM

    anytime i do anything wrong i’m just gonna blame the tea party. “the tea party ate my homework”.

  10. amigay permalink
    August 6, 2011 7:07 AM

    Their behavior is more in the way of spoiled children who, when throwing a tantrum, really need a time out not more publicity.

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