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The Tea Party wants to return to an idyllic past that never really happened. The Tea Party wants to stop the accelerating descent of the white middle class by driving the ideological ideas in this middle to the extreme. The irrational exaggeration of the neoliberal litany of personal responsibility, will to performance, entrepreneurial spirit and skepticism toward government is the core of the Tea Party ideology. Right-wing hardliners believe capitalism could be reanimated if the state were shattered and all necessities of life simply left to the needy people.