Through the financial backing of the richest and most powerful elites in America, the Tea Party has many Americans rallying for some kind of free-market utopia.
But this week people in the US are experiencing a real life example of what society would be like if neo-liberal, free market ideology were to run amok even more then it does now.
This week in Tennessee a fire department allowed a house to burn down because the owner failed to pay their annual $75 fire protection fee. This is a great example of how right wing ideology blinded an entire community to the downside of neo-liberal capitalism. Two dogs and a cat died in this fire. And the community was lucky that people didn't also die!