With Places like Antarctica there are few countries that have aircraft capable of bringing stuff in & out. There is only a small window in the southern summer to do it so lots of researchers hitch a ride with the US. In other words there will be a year of data lost on tea party BS and in the end what do they achieve ? Not a damn thing except drive those positive growth numbers backwards.<quoted text>I suppose we all have different views on how big and reaching government can/should be.
I don't know what the Tea Party platform actually stands for other than 'smaller government' in general. I assume they don't want to pay most of the tab for other countries, who generally resent the US, rather it be infrastructure...or the UN...or whatever.
I think there's plenty of blame to go around for where the nation is with its debt problem. When do both sides come together and make hard choices? Why even have a debt ceiling.....if it really is meaningless and always lifted?
All I know is that the US isn't what it used to be.....and probably never will be again. Maybe it's time the country realizes the future damage caused by kicking the can down the road while government spending remains "business as usual"? Isn't that pretty much the same argument warmists hold about co2 emissions?