Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a rally in Washington on Oct. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

It’s almost like the super villain plot in the latest superhero summer blockbuster: Repeal health care reform or we’ll destroy the world’s economy.

Boiled down to its essence, that’s the master plan of the Tea Party contingent holed up in the House of Representatives. Because, let’s face it, the longer this budget standoff continues, the more damage it does. Hey, I’m not a fan of PPACA either, but talk to an economist worth his or her salt and they’ll tell you that the federal government staying shut down, and defaulting on our debt obligations, will cause far more harm – to  far more people – than Obamacare will in its present form.

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