Interview with Tea Party Co-Founder Mark Meckler 'We Have Compromised Our Way Into Disaster'

Mark Meckler, 49, the co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots in the United States, talks to SPIEGEL about the US debt ceiling, the radical right's uncompromising fight against the national debt and the "complete economic disaster" he claims President Barack Obama has created.
About 74 percent of the Tea Party Patriots in the US want Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner (center) to go.

About 74 percent of the Tea Party Patriots in the US want Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner (center) to go.

Foto: ALEX WONG/ AFP
Interview conducted by Marc Hujer and Gregor Peter Schmitz
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