Comments on: Liberal economists aid Tea Party in cliff debate Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: RetiredNMKid Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:15:48 +0000 The so-called Tea Party began and remains a grass roots movement that demands our government stop giving away hard-earned dollars our citizens pay in taxes. Why should anyone be forced to throw hard-earned dollars down a sink-hole? The national budget is or should be a means of announcing agreed-upon priorities to tax payers. The fact we don’t have a budget tells our citizens we don’t know our priorities for beneficial use of tax dollars. Political smoke can’t cover the mirrors politicians use to castigate one another. Blow away the smoke by passing a budget that clearly documents the priorities of our representatives in congress. Oh, yes. Then stick to the budget or change it publicly. If we agree with your priorities, we’ll supply the tax revenues to fund them. If we don’t agree with your priorities, we won’t keep sending you to represent ours. At least that’s the way it should work.