Despite the inability of the Republican and Democratic parties to agree on the most basic of government functions, there is currently no alternative to the two-party system in the United States, a political commentator says.
“There’s really no alternative, as a matter of fact, you’ll probably see the only kind of independent movement in the last few years which has been the Tea Party, could lose some support as a result of this crisis,” Bill Jones of the Executive Intelligence Review told Press TV on Monday.
The Tea Party’s stand against the Affordable Care Act is generally considered to be a major force behind the US government shutdown.
Polls have shown that supporters or participants of the Tea Party movement are to a very great extent more likely to be registered Republican, have a favorable opinion of the Republican Party and an unfavorable opinion of the Democratic Party.
Jones added that however, Americans “blames everybody” for the budget crisis. “They blame the President, they blame Congress.”
According to polls, the American people blame the two parties for the partial government shutdown that entered its 14th day on Monday.
The Obama administration says it will be unable to pay all of its bills if Congress does not raise the $16.7 trillion debt ceiling in the next three days.