To the Editor:
For this whole debt-ceiling mess I squarely blame the Tea Party — Stupidi-Tea, Duplici-Tea and Infantili-Tea! — and the Republicans they’ve dumbed down, Boehner, McConnell and Cantor.  With no revenue, only cuts, and none for the rich — how is that “balanced”?  Here are two balancing ideas: 1) The Americans First Tax:  When Big Business ships jobs overseas (which is “unpatriotic”!) tax them those jobs’ American salaries plus all benefits.  2) Gabrielle’s Tax: hike taxes on guns, bullets, clips, etc., but make gun safety devices tax-free.
J. Andrew Smith