Tea Party gives Boehner a budget headache
Since coming to Washington, the ‘Young Guns’ of the Tea Party have caused nothing but havoc.
House Speaker John Boehner has told Republicans to ‘get their asses in line’ behind his budget proposal. But some in the Tea Party remain insolent.
The Tea Party’s refusal to cooperate means Congress could miss its best chance of reaching a budget ceiling compromise by the August 2 deadline.
Fears the US may miss the deadline have already spooked financial markets, prompting a global equities sell-off and higher interest rates on US bonds.
Doubts about where interest rates are heading have frozen activity in the credit markets.
Long-term, higher borrowing costs for the government and consumers could wreck the American economy.
Even if John Boehner can win support from a few ‘Young Guns’, he must still deal with opposition from the Democrats in the Senate.
Isn’t the political immaturity of the ‘Young Guns’ just setting up the Democrats nicely for 2012?
What will happen next?