But now almost every economist agrees revenues must be increased and spending cuts made, and not just 'entitlements'. Last I heard President Obama put 200 billion on the table in cuts that is over and above what has already been done.
So from where I sit it is the Tea Party refusing to go along with ANY attempt at compromise. It is as if to say the 18% who self identify as Tea Party members want to run the government even though their party lost the Presidential election, lost seats in both the House and Senate and they are a minority even within their own party.
Not ironic, more like pathetic