What the People Want
The Tea Party is a function of the Republican party that only accounts for a third of voters. They do not speak for the electorate at large and they did not decide the mandate from the 2010 midterms. They get way too much media coverage and their share of voice doesn’t match the reality that is the American electorate.
The tea party might have different priorities, but the tea party is still a pretty small part of America no matter how loudly they yell or how much attention the media pays to them. Out in real America, people want to tax the rich, cut stupid weapons programs, and stop subsidizing prosperous oil companies. They don’t want to cut Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, or education. – Kevin Drum
This entry was posted on March 7, 2011 by ablackmanjr5. It was filed under Economics and was tagged with Kevin Drum, Medicaid, medicare, Mother Jones, Republican, Social Security, Tea, United States, United States elections 2010.