Good for Democrats and Obama for standing their ground and not giving into a dangerous, reckless tactic that cost the country dearly (and almost cost us much more).
I find it interesting that Marco praises the actions of the Democratic Party, considering what he says next.
The Tea Party is probably the loudest and most dangerous fringe in U.S. politics today (and that’s saying a lot — both sides have some really whacked-out fringes). But this just shows that the real power in the Republican party is, was, and always be big money. And big money won’t let a debt default happen, because it could be very expensive for them.
Democrats have known this about our party for years: the needs of the people always take a back seat to the needs of big money. Truly liberal policies are rarely even discussed, let alone enacted, even when the Democrats are in power.
This is true on both counts. To believe that our government is acting in and looking out for the best interest of individual citizens is ludicrous, to say the least.
The Tea Party was under the impression that they actually had more power over the Republicans. But no — they have enough to cause trouble, but not enough to actually make policies against the interests of big money. (Nobody can.)
I can’t reconcile that statement with Marco’s praise of the Democrats in the first paragraph. Shouldn’t we be praising the Tea Party for at least attempting to change the status quo? The Democrats and main line Republicans aren’t going to change it, as Marco aptly points out in the preceding paragraphs, so who will?
The current crisis may be over, but no one wins. Obamacare will be a train wreck and we will all pay more “taxes” for worse healthcare coverage. Now we are just further under the government’s control, and the ones looking out for us don’t have our best interests in mind. Nothing is going to change under the current system, and unfortunately it will probably take a government catastrophe to enact real change. Such things won’t be painless, they never are.
Meanwhile, the band plays on…