QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperI'm actually wondering whether the Senate is violating Article I, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution as money bills must originate in the House. Obama, the House and the Senate all share responsibility for the current situation, and for CM to blame the tea party when the House has passed a bill is disingenuous.The budget deficit needs tackling, and the sooner the better.Sounds like the system needs sorting too. It is easy to say this with hindsight, but the current set of processes has clearly failed at multiple points over the last few days (and decades).I think the Tea Party Movement has polarised politics rather than aided partisanship, but at the end of the day they're a vocal, well organised minority group doing a very good job on speaking up for their members. I'm pretty sure that during the early Bush Jnr days (and much earlier) there was already talk of polarised politics and the TP weren't around then. Maybe the Tea Party Movement is a symptom, rather than a cause.