Yes they do. They're also older and have no problems reducing the size of government, so long as SS, medicare and other benefits are not reduced.<quoted text>
Actually, most Tea Party members have a desire for a dramatically smaller Federal government structure which is less involved in the day to day lives of the American people. I think you'll find this to be quite different than the socialist agenda.
The problem here is no longer a left-vs-right issue, the problem is that the entire Federal structure of our government is an abomination of the intent of the Constitution. The United States was founded as a REPUBLIC....the burden of laws and governance was intended to be on the individual states. The Federal government was primarily for the regulation of interactions between the states. Seems that a President by the name of Lincoln decided that the Federal government should have the authority to oversee the laws of individual states, declaring Federal superiority over the duly elected legislators of those states. Pretty sure a bit of a tussle insued.....followed by the first ever federal income tax which was intended to pay off debt incurred from that disagreement. Next thing you know the politicians in Washington decided they liked having that money come in and we have seen the unending, unrestricted growth of the parasite in Washington ever since.
In other words, they have their agenda as well.
The TP'ers are so unstructured, there really aren't two groups that can totally agree on anything. And they've gone from being a movement, to being a radical movement that's been taken over.
The Constitution gave the federal government the right to oversee not other transactions between states, but also with foreign countries, thereby dictating foreign policy.
And if you check the Constitution, it gives the federal government the right to tax. Funny thing is, states do EXACTLY the same thing. So if people want to complain, they should complain about ALL government.
Many cons don't believe the Constitution is a living, breathing document. I think it is. Otherwise, there's no need for the USSC.