A society can only provide for the future by investing today in the production of tomorrow...What may be sensible economically for a private household or individual business could be harmful for the national economy, particularly when the economy staggers...The state can act as an investor, create demand and stimulate the economy.
The Tea Party wants to return to an idyllic past that never really happened. The Tea Party wants to stop the accelerating descent of the white middle class by driving the ideological ideas in this middle to the extreme. The irrational exaggeration of the neoliberal litany of personal responsibility, will to performance, entrepreneurial spirit and skepticism toward government is the core of the Tea Party ideology. Right-wing hardliners believe capitalism could be reanimated if the state were shattered and all necessities of life simply left to the needy people.