Wall Street paid to put the Tea Party in Congress, but it looks like now they'd like to return it.
Friday night on All In with Chris Hayes: Wall Street paid to put the Tea Party in Congress, but now they’d like to return it. Ted Cruz and his fellow Tea Party leaders drove the movement to let the government shut down and are threatening a default when the U.S. hits its debt ceiling later this month. Tea Party favorite Rep. Steve King of Iowa even argued Thursday that the possibility of default is not a big deal. “We have plenty of money coming in to service the debt,” he told CNN. Thanks to the Tea Party wing, the Republican Party is no longer catering to the business world – and Wall Street isn’t happy. Robert Costa, Washington, D.C. Editor for the National Review, and Tim Carney, Senior Political Columnist at the Washington Examiner, will join Chris to talk about the shutdown and the shift in the GOP’s relationship with business.
Chris Hayes will also talk with Dr. Kavita Patel, Managing Director for Clinical Transformation and Delivery at the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, about just how bad the Obamacare online rollout has been this week. Chris will explain how the GOP has actually shot itself in the foot by shutting the government down over Obamacare, since that story has squashed the news about Obamacare glitches.
Later, Chris will discuss why Wendy Davis, who announced Thursday she is running for Governor of Texas, could save Obamacare. Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senior Editor at The Atlantic, will join the table to talk about Davis’s plan to expand Medicaid in the state with the most uninsured people in the country.
Plus: Is the shutdown racist? Josh Barro, Politics Editor at Business Insider, will join Chris Hayes to discuss whether the fight to do away with Obamacare is actually racial backlash.
All In will end the week with a discussion about reforming education with Diane Ravitch, former Assistant Secretary of Education under President George H. W. Bush.
Tune in at 8pm ET on MSNBC.