It’s certainly good for politicians to listen to their constituents–it doesn’t happen enough. But, when their constituents are backed by rich influence, and when their constituents are so woefully close minded, you end up with corrupt politicians, ignorant constituents, and increasingly powerful and corrupt rich influence. Not good.
The Tea Party does not realize how harmful they are to themselves (and the rest of us).
(For more of my thoughts on political corruption, read this.)
More on the debt ceiling deal, Koch Industries, and the Tea Party
From Earth and Industry: The Debt Ceiling Deal and The Environment – Gang of Four
From Mother Jones: It’s the Inequality, Stupid
From Alternet: How Koch Industries Makes Billions Corrupting Government
From GOOD: Reminder: 44 Percent of Tea Partiers Are on Medicare
From Freak Out Nation: David Koch’s Group Tied to Election Fraud in Wisconsin