I was listening to BBC World, which sent a reporter to Georgia [USA] to check out the claims of tea party folks. Specifically, they were focusing on the plight of the middle class. And I was a little disappointed since, (1) the BBC doesn’t have a horse in this race and (2) their reporting is usually so good, that they didn’t press people a little more, forcing them to support their claims.
Now, I don’t think there’s any debate that the middle class is disappearing, with the rich getting richer and median income declining. The debate is over causes and solutions. And here’s where reality and many tea party advocates part company.