Letter: Different cup of tea
Know what we need? A Progressive Tea Party! You know, 30 or 40 radicals. Next time Democrats are in control of the House of Representatives, we can threaten to block continuing budget resolutions and (best ever) refuse to increase the debt ceiling unless the Defense Department budget and our nuclear warheads are cut in half! After all, we American taxpayers pay to own and maintain 5,000 nuclear warheads. Then there are those pesky spare jet engines we don’t need and programs Congress insists upon which the military does not want (but benefit their districts).
It’s such a pain doing all that honest negotiating during budget fights. A Progressive Tea Party could just hold Americans and the economy hostage until we get those nukes/DOD budget, each, cut in half. Why not?