• • Deficit-deluded tea party Republicans love the sequester scheme
David Horsey, Los Angeles Times - Top of the Ticket Capitalism | The tea party folks may be sincere, loyal citizens, but their notions about how the economy works are exactly that: mere notions. Their core notion is that government needs to do nothing more than get out of the way of business in order for the economy to boom and bloom. In an 18th century world or in the fiction of Ayn Rand that might have worked, but the reality is different. The United States became the world’s biggest economy in the post- years for many reasons, but one big reason is that government played a pivotal role.