Nation on brink with unqualified Tea Party representatives
No experience necessary?
In a democracy, getting average representation from elected officials is par for the course. Trouble is, America is not well served by “average,” and even less by “unqualified” representatives. America’s needs are too great, yet we give less attention to qualifications in the selection process than you or I would get applying for a job.
“Like many in his class, Lankford had no prior experience in government. He was an evangelical youth-camp director before running for Congress last year as a fiscal conservative.
“All of us who are private citizens study the debt and can see it from a distance,” he said. “But when you get here and you get into the facts and into the weeds, it’s worse than you ever thought.”
The nation is expected to hit its current $14.3 trillion debt limit by mid-May. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner has said he could take emergency measures to buy time until July 8, but if no action were taken by then, the government would fall into default.”
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