The Tea Party's objective is to come across as a non elite grass roots movement. They supposedly are against government spending and deficits. They and conservatives are against Democrats for that reason. The unanswered question is where were they when the deficits were created and financial meltdown was occurring, under conservative administration.
It is informative to look at some Tea Party backers standing on Forbes richest 400. The Kochs are No. 5, Rupert Murdoch 38 and Robert Rowling 69. The most important is the free propaganda dispensed on Murdoch's Fox News and Wall Street Journal. This segment of our country will benefit by lack of governmental controls, not you and I.
Our representative, Democrat Ben Lujan, caught a lot of heat for voting to end the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2 percent. The affected in our area would not fill a mini van. A candidate for Lujan's seat thinks Social Security is a form of Socialism. What are tax cuts for the rich, class warfare?
Extending the Bush tax cuts permanently would increase the deficit by $3.8 trillion. The "special interests" [rich] want the government to serve their interests, NOT smaller government. One hundred percent of us peasants better vote for what is in our interests.