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Sen. Reid Says Tea Party Is Winning in the Republican Party.

Written by Gary North on September 13, 2013

Sen. Harry Reid is crying great crocodile tears for House Speaker John “TARP” Boehner. He says that Boehner is dealing with Anarchists: Tea Party members.

“As I said on the floor today, the anarchists are winning. Anything that can be done to slow down, hurt or get rid of government any way, that’s good. Shutting down the government obviously is what a majority of the Republican caucus wants to in the House.

“If the Republican leaders keep giving in to the Tea Party and their impossible demands, they must be rooting for a shutdown.”

This would certainly be good news, if true. The House Republicans are in a position to do just this. They have the votes to shut down large chunks of the federal government. If they were to vote against raising the debt ceiling, the Obama administration would have to find ways to run the federal government without a deficit.

Boehner is trying to get a compromise: a debt ceiling increase of $988 billion. That is his idea of a compromise. But he might settle for more.

Meanwhile, the Department of the Treasury has been running the government since May 17 without increasing the official debt, despite the continuing deficit. The Treasury has adopted “extraordinary measures” to freeze the debt just below the ceiling. The Treasury is panicked over the threat of the Republicans’ refusal to raise this ceiling. We read this on its website:

The debt limit is the total amount of money that the United States government is authorized to borrow to meet its existing legal obligations, including Social Security and Medicare benefits, military salaries, interest on the national debt, tax refunds, and other payments. The debt limit does not authorize new spending commitments. It simply allows the government to finance existing legal obligations that Congresses and presidents of both parties have made in the past.

Failing to increase the debt limit would have catastrophic economic consequences. It would cause the government to default on its legal obligations – an unprecedented event in American history. That would precipitate another financial crisis and threaten the jobs and savings of everyday Americans – putting the United States right back in a deep economic hole, just as the country is recovering from the recent recession.

This is straight Keynesiamism. It promotes permanent deficit spending as a way to keep the nation out of recession. The Federal Reserve must keep buying $540 billion a year in Treasury bonds, this implies — no taper. A balanced budget? Catastrophic, the Treasury says.

The House Republicans have the votes to do this. The “anarchists,” as Reid calls anyone who wants a balanced budget, need only persuade the Republicans to vote not to raise the debt ceiling. But will they? I see little evidence of this. They would have to take the heat from Social Security and Medicare wards of the state.

They tried this for a month under Gingrich in 1995/96. Clinton sat tight. The House soon capitulated. Obama can play the same game.

But it would be fun to watch. Which bureaucracies would be placed on the chopping block? The wailing would be a sound for sore ears.

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25 thoughts on “Sen. Reid Says Tea Party Is Winning in the Republican Party.

  1. Yup! Anything that will slow down or get rid of Harry is definitely a good thing.

  2. We can only hope.

  3. WhiteFalcon says:

    As Senator Everett Dirkson said many years ago, and it is still true, the best thing that the Congress does for the people is to adjourn, and I'm all for that..

  4. EHeassler_USN Ret. says:

    "Sen. Reid Says Tea Party Is Winning in the Republican Party." My response to that is, "I certainly hope so." Its time to get the RINO's out of Washington and fill their positions with people of integrity who will remember where they came from and why they are in DC in the first place. It's called "representing the People." We need politicians who will still believe in individual responsibility as well as sound economic and fiscal practices. The federal government can't fix all ills within the states but should concentrate instead on securing our borders, providing a sound currency backed with something besides "good faith" in paper fiat currency, and in establishing a foreign policy that frees us of too many entanglements resulting in wars that deplete our financial as well as human capital. The current regime is turning the states into nothing more than an extension of the federal police state.

  5. Could this be the one time Harry Reid gets it right? Pray it's true.

  6. Is Reid lying or is he stupid or both?
    Anarchist: a person who wants to overthrow an established government and have a world without rulers and laws.

    We only want to rid the government of the evil, controlling rules and laws that they, the anti-GOD peoples have established.We have wonderful rules and laws, "THE WORD OF GOD, and unlike the democrats we do not believe in forcing these laws on anybody, and everybody has a right to live according to his own will, whether it be GOD or Satan" Our laws take in all possible issues that may arise.

  7. What about the liberals preaching anti-GOD principles and are legalizing them just as fast as possible??.. They need to go along with the Rinos.

  8. Kathy Sudduth says:

    READ this Harry! All of you old sh**s need to retire! You have used up all of Americas resources. We are tired of being taxed to death so this prez can go play golf!

  9. Unfortunately, m'dear, they will only be replaced with younger statists just as eager to hand out Obamaphones as gifts to those who keep them in office. Important point: it's about staying in office. If spending too much money to buy votes is what it takes, that's what they will do.

  10. Seymour Kleerly says:

    The Tea Party will assure Democratic control for perpetuity.

  11. Oh no, "the oceans and rivers will boil over! hurricanes will wipe us off the planet! Dogs and Cats will live together" (oh wait, that happens), but you get my point. The sky is not falling and the country will not disintegrate if govt gets smaller. Recovery? What recovery? We have more people out of work today than in the Great Depression. These people are delusional.

  12. Sorry Senator Azzhole Reid , the " anarchists are already in Washington , the TEA PARTY is just trying to clear the swamp by replacing the " anarchists with patriotic Americans following in the footsteps of our founders and forefathers .

  13. why would anyone believe harry reid who is a known liar.? he lies on the floor of the senate. he is a corrupt old marxist. he is a pedophile who has little boy porno on his computer.. how did an unprofessional politically, corrupt hack ever get to the point where he owns an apartment at the ritz carleton in wash d.c. –some of the richest real estate in the world where he lives like a king enjoying his ill gotten riches that he has stolen from the taxpayers of the usa. he is the most vile person in govt and obama is next.vilest. now, teaparty constitutionalists are anarchists according to harry the liar. i can only hope he runs into a real anarchist someday.

  14. Steven McGinley says:

    I didn’t realize we were recovering from a recession. Who are they trying to kid?? There is no recovery, maybe a recovery for the bankers but definately not for the middle class!

  15. Larry Cates says:

    You're such a moron!

  16. For once I truly hope that senile idiot is right.

  17. Yup. And they wonder why some people like me just want government abolished altogether?

  18. maybe we could dig in to obamas and muchell bank account and get back the money he blew on vacations ans golf games and by all means that 100 million vacation to afericana and the money he gave them so more places would have more and better power at AMERICANS tax payers we really have so much money we can do any thing you know

  19. norm Ulrich says:

    Amen, Kathy nailed it short , but so true. Harry , your'e only after your'e free retirement pd for by us tax payers !

  20. DougRodrigues says:

    Harry Reid is such a jerk. Why would anyone who wants the government to function within it's financial limits be considered an Anarchist ?

  21. The only good thing about Harry Reid is that he keeps Chuck Schumer from becoming Majority Leader. Kind of the same way that Barack Obama keeps Washington DC's Village Idiot – Joe Biden – from assuming power.

    There are worse things than Dingy Harry. They come from New York and want to run your life.

  22. Actually, he is right. One of the last polls I saw showed as many people alligned with the Tea Party as the Repubs. Right now, IF they had someone with a backbone, they could leave the Republican party and the Repubs would go the way of the Whigs. But the only one with that kind of guts is Sarah Palin.

    When will someone STAND IN THE GAP?

  23. Seriously, I would rather have the village idiot. He at least does not HATE America.

  24. reid is part of the GodlesS racist lying anarchist lawless corrup[t democratic regime of george soros bill ayers bo bo bhobama saul alinsky planned parenthood code pink pelosi code pink occupy wallstreet billy hiliary clinton holder jackson jackson durbin clyburn boxer feinstein scheuimer newsmedia entertainment industrycheck their actions backgrounds programs –=same GODLESS democrats that handled fast furious our economy benghazi freedom of speech religion –wec the people are fed up with this GODLESSC vile pieces of our country was formed by the GOD of IAM HIS SON JESUS CHRIST and THE HOLY SPIRIT –read our CONSTITUTION DECLERATION OF INDEPENDENCE BILL OF RIGHTS—we were not formed by some GODLESS anarchist lying corrupt lawless racist democratic obama reid alinsky soros ayersthe clintons code pink pelosi uncountries union leaders and thugs –check their records actions programs

  25. Amen. Imagine: our elected officials actually DOING what they were voted into office to do. What a novel concept. . . .