Leading figures within the Tea Party movement have swung behind the idea of a nationwide drive of Lemonade stands to pay off America's $14.5 trillion debt arguing that it will break the deadlock on Capitol Hill whilst enshrining the principles of community and self reliance.
Speaking at a "Guns for Kids" rally in Texas, Sarah, often regarded as the face of the movement stated, "The economics of this make absolute sense, as a kid my lemonade stall made $18 in a day. If you extralapolate (sic) that to the 300 million hard working Americans we willl have the debt paid off in just 10 years".
Other figures within the movement were equally upbeat about the potential. Ron, speaking at the launch of his controversial new book, "Home-schooling: the only way to protect your kids from Darwinists" spoke of the need for "America to realise that there is a clear constitutiional duty on the Federal government to release lemon and sugar supplies that are being secrectly stockpiled for overseas aid (probably to terrorist sponsoring nations)". Countering criticism from African American Economist Bernard E. at the Department of Labor that the plan was unworkable, Ron re-iterated his early view that, "only about 5% of blacks have sensible political opinions", adding that "Mr E is clearly not one of them".
The concept of a National Lemonade drive has also been embraced by Presidential candidate Michele, who interrupted a speech on her "Campaign to Cure Homosexuals" tour of the Mid West adding that "I may not know much about economics and I may not know much about politics and I may not know much about reducing the National debt, but what I do know about is Lemonade. My kids and me have made our fair share of it over the years and I can tell you the American public love it...and I will fight the all over Washington to challenge the Federal Government on this issue". Although it is not clear at this stage what the nature of her battle will be as Washington sources seem to be fairly supportive of the idea. Commenting on the President's agreement to listen to Tea Party opinions on the issue she added, "That's just typical of the White House, trying to extend the role of the Federal government into the good, old fashioned, community activity of something as innocent as Lemonade production. That's why we patriots have to stand strong against this tide of executive interference".
The Tea Party will formally launch the Lemonade drive later today as part of their day of action calling for more government action to stop excessive government activity.