Just as some doubt the legitimacy of media speculation that the Tea Party are the big winners in the debt deal, one Tea Party leader appeared on Fox News Channel and demonstrated that she certainly doesn’t feel like a winner. Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express, bluntly declared about the deal, “I am not satisfied at all with this” and that “we’re sick and tired of things going on behind closed doors and then [bills] being crammed down our throats at the last minute.”
Kremer was pleased that the Tea Party movement was able to get the entire country to seriously discuss cutting spending, yet a lot of elements of the proposed deal left a sour taste in her mouth. Especially the potential for future tax hikes and the fact that the overall amount cut was simply not enough.
And regardless of one’s political persuasion, Kremer’s frustration with one element of this process seemed hard for anyone to defend as she railed against Washington for once again forcing a huge bill onto the floor of Congress, without giving everyone enough time to properly read and digest it, and requiring it be passed immediately. “This is not fundamental change we wanted,” Kremer complained.
Watch the clip from Fox News below:
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