The tax rate on the wealthy is lower than it has been since the 1960's. General Electric paid absolutely nothing last year.The Tea Party is leading the charge on not raising the debt ceiling and wants to lower the tax rate on GE. How much lower can you get than zero? The Tea Party has built their organization around the philosophy of Ayn Rand. Rand despised Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance and all other social safety net programs and wanted each and every one of them abolished. Paul Ryan and the Tea Party publicly adore Ayn Rand. Proverbs; "As a man thinks, so is he". The athiest Ayn Rand had absolutely no compassion for the poor or the working class. Search; Ayn Rand- Mike Wallace video interviews, and listen to her. Rand called the poor and the working class,"parasites feeding on the wealth amassed by their intellectual superiors". Ayn Rand despised Christianity and called it, "a sign of weakness in a capitalist society". Rand told Mike Wallace she, "wouldn't feed the poor, if they were starving". Search; Ayn Rand- Anton Lavey. Rand inspired Lavey, the founder of the Church of Satan, and author of the Satanic Bible. Lavey said, "Satanism is just Ayn Rand's philosophy with ceremony and rituals added". At one point Lavey was sued for plagarizing Rand's books. Search; Ayn Rand- William Hickman. Hickman, a man who raped and murdered a 13 year old girl, was Rand's model man for one of her books. Rand preached total selfishness and, "if it is good for me,I don't care who gets hurt". Search; Ayn Rand- Tea Party. Search; Ayn Rand - Paul Ryan. Search; Ayn Rand- Eric Cantor. Search; Ayn Rand - GOP. The Tea Party and these Randians will take us back to the early 1900's if they can.