No. 4 in a series on the Debt Crisis of 2011.
Here’s an American paradox, or maybe it’s a morality story. You work to pay your bills. I work to pay my bills, thereby maintaining the fiction that I’m solvent and creditworthy.
While you and I are working to pay our bills, right-wing zealots are conspiring to prevent the government of the United States of America from paying its bills. They even pretend that it would be right and good for the U.S. to ignore its debts.
The premeditated intent of these patriot-politicians is to subvert Congress and sabotage the U.S. Treasury, force financial default, and destroy America’s credit rating. With malice aforethought, they plan to run the U.S. government straight into bankruptcy and shut it down.
By bankrupting the Treasury, these people — the Tea Party, the Libertarians, the Anarchists, the tax protestors — hope to smash and destroy the government, and kill its hated programs and taxes. Then they will wave the American flag and celebrate.
Isn’t it sedition and treason to destroy from within the government of your own country?
Believers in this Tea Party and Libertarian conspiracy call themselves “Patriots.” But aren’t they really traitors and turncoats?
— John Hayden
- Hey, Washington, I’ve Been Paying Into Social Security And Medicare For 48 Years–So How Much Are You Cutting From YOUR Benefits? (businessinsider.com)
- Rep. Gary Ackerman: Patriots Don’t Let Their Nation Default (huffingtonpost.com)