The Tea Party is a loosely organized American political group of Christians and far right wing conservatives determined to reduce the national debt and budget deficit, cut government spending and lower taxes. These ideologues’ are on a mission to replace old established Republican Politicians that are not conservative enough and who do not support the Tea Party agenda.
They’ve had great success in electing members to both chambers of Congress and are currently in complete control of the House where Speaker, John Boehner, under pressure from Tea Party leader, Senator Ted Cruz, was successful in shutting down the Government and nearly caused an economic disaster by allowing the Country to default on our National debt.
Substantial numbers of Tea Party members receive Social Security, Medicare and help with living and education expenses while simultaneously preaching against the very entitlement programs that provides them with the necessities of life. The Tea Party has a talent for convincing people to vote against their own best interest and a penchant for misinforming others.
However public opinion of Ted Cruz and the Tea Party has drastically changed since they shut down the Government in an attempt to repeal the “Affordable Care Act” (ACA), a rule of law passed by both branches of Congress, signed by President and approved by the Supreme Court, and threatened to severely damage the economy if they didn’t get their way.
They either do not understand how Government works or they don’t care if it doesn’t work at all.