It is clearly arguable that it was ONLY the Tea Party that was rational. Our national deficit is $14.3 trillion only if you lie and exclude unfunded entitlement debt of at least $7.7 trillion for social security and $37.9 trillion for Medicare (these are CBO numbers which are considered too low by most economists). That is a total of at least $60 trillion, or $200,000 of real debt for every man woman and child in this country. It’s getting worse every day that something is not done. Are you sure that it is the Tea Party that’s the crazy people?