The Tea Partiers in the US Senate want to block raising the debt ceiling to avoid defaulting on the nation's debts, although this has the potential to wreck the economy; but wait! Deficits falling faster than expected. There is a hidden motive which is easy to identify. Puppet Master Rome is pulling the strings and imposing Subsidiarity and its closely related ideology Solidarity on the American nation -

Solidarity and the Welfare State - " It is easy to see how the welfare state, consolidating ever more power in the central government, is destructive of subsidiarity."

The Principle of Subsidiarity and the “Welfare State” - "Pope John Paul II demonstrates that the failings of the Social Assistance State are the result of the disrespect of a key moral tenet of Catholic social doctrine, namely, the principle of subsidiarity."

Away with the Welfare State! A Catholic Argument for Replacing the State Safety Net - "Pope John Paul II attacks a public welfare state from two positions. The first is based on the principle of subsidiarity. He says that a larger entity (the federal government) should not interfere with the functions of smaller entities (states, cities, communities, families, and individuals) but should only support them in case of need. . . . On a more practical note, evidence suggests that we do not need a public welfare state. Before the 20th century government hyper-expansion that demolished the functions of smaller entities under the euphemisms of “The New Deal” and “The Great Society,” among others, charities in America were abundant!" (This probably reflected the low 19th century standard of living - Cf. A History of the Standard of Living in the United States.) Rome unabashedly wants to take the nation (and the world) back to the 19th century!

Leading the fearsome advocates in the US Senate is Roman Catholic Ted Cruz, manifestly displaying the new power and influence of the papacy (Rev. 13:12,) and an early mouthpiece for the IMAGE TO THE BEAST (Rev. 13:14b-15a) under the control of the "spirits of devils" (Rev. 16:13-14 - N.B. He has already established a reputation as a brazen liar) -

Carrying the Tea Party Banner

Preserving Religious Freedom (Roman Catholic double-speak for promotion of papal teachings without being hindered by the US Constitution - Cf. A. T. JONES ON THE PAPACY AND AMERICA.)

Scary Cruz control - "Cruz is 42, the same age Joe McCarthy was when he amassed power in the Senate with his allegations of communist infiltration. Tail-gunner Ted debuted in the Senate this year with the insinuation that Chuck Hagel, now the defense secretary, may have been on the payroll of the North Koreans. Cruz also wrote in Politico that 'Hagel’s nomination has been publicly celebrated by the Iranian government.' He later alleged that Democrats had told the Catholic Church to 'change your religious beliefs or we’ll use our power in the federal government to shut down your charities and your hospitals.'”

Ted Cruz says Democrats told Catholic Church they’ll use federal powers to close church charities and hospitals if the church doesn’t change its beliefs.

Ted Cruz - Oddly, he appears to identify with Christian Zionism, which runs counter to Vatican policy, at least as far as the status of Jerusalem is concerned (perhaps his Christian Zionist posture is related to presidential ambition? The Christian Zionists exercise great influence in the Republican presidential primaries) - "Cruz has also expressed strong support for a 'pro-Israel' foreign policy. Shortly after taking office in January 2013, Cruz visited Afghanistan and Israel as part of a Senate Republican delegation. Meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—who called Cruz 'a friend of Israel'—Cruz declared, 'In my view the United States should stand unshakably alongside the Nation of Israel.'"

Note the havoc being wreaked on the effective working of the United States federal government, and ponder this closing passage from A. T. Jones' 1895 Third Angel's Message #3 titled "The Papacy" -

I must read a few more statements and make a few more comments. I read from the Catholic Standard of November 3, 1894, as follows:

There is an awakening, a metamorphosis, uneasiness and hope. The tradition is that in ancient Rome there were such strange expectations while the tragedy on Golgotha was being enacted and even now mysterious voices may be heard announcing that Great Pan is dead. What new order will arise? Will humanity be once more its own dupe? and will the old evils appear again under new names to people the world once more with false gods? Who knows?

The idea is suggested there that nobody knows what the answer will be. Now he tells:

What we do know is that a world is in its death agony.

Is it not time that Seventh-day Adventists knew that thing full well too? The papacy knows that the world is in its death agony. do you know that? If you know it, is it not your place to tell it to the world, as well as it is the place of the papacy to tell it to the world? What has God given us this message for all these years but that we may show that the world is in its death agony and that we may tell the people so, that they may turn to the Author of life and be saved when the agony brings the last result? The papacy knows this, and she is acting in view of it. I will now read the rest of the sentence:

What we do know is that a world is in its death agony, and that we are entering upon the night which must inevitably precede the dawn.

Of course we are. "Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night? The watchman said. The morning cometh, and also the night."

Continuing I read:-

In this evolution, the church, in the eyes of the pope, has a mission to fill.

This is in view of the times to come. What is she looking for? A world in its death agony. All nations uneasy, society racked, everything going to pieces as it is. The papacy sees all that is going on and expects it to go on until the finish, and out of the agony and the tearing to pieces that comes with it, she expects to exalt herself once more to the supremacy over the nations, as she did of old. And she is going to do it; we know that. The Scriptures point that out.

She sees precisely what we see. We see the world in its death agony. We see society racking itself to pieces. We see thrones trembling. She sees that too, and she proposes to exalt herself upon what comes through all this at the end. We see that coming. We know she is going to do it, for her triumph comes out of this death agony. She gains new life herself and then glorifies herself upon it, living deliciously. . . .saying in her heart, I sit a queen and am no widow and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death and mourning and famine. And she shall be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the God who judgeth her.

Are we not, then, in the very whirl of events that brings that thing before the whirl shall stop? We are in it; the whirl is going on. What are we here for but to tell the people that the world is in its death agony and to call upon them to flee to Him who is the life of all?

Has not the papacy had experience in just that thing? Has not the papacy seen, practically, the world once in its death agony? The Roman Empire was the world; all civilization was embraced within its limits, was under its control. She saw the Roman Empire go to pieces; she saw universal anarchy there. As the world then stood and then was, she saw the world once in its death agony, and out of that death agony of the world she exalted herself to the supremacy that she had in the Dark Ages and wrought the mischief that cursed the world so long. She sees the same elements working again--the same movements again going on among the nations, and she congratulates herself. "We did it once. Once I rose upon the ruins of that thing. I will do it again. That demonstrated to the world in that day that I was superior to all earthly things. This will demonstrate to the world in this day--large as it is--'I am, and there is none else beside me.' I shall be a lady forever. 'I sit a queen and am no widow and shall see no sorrow.'"

That is her tone. That is what she is watching for, and God has opened this up to us in the prophecies that are before us and he wants us to call to all the people that the world is in its death agony. She raised herself upon the ruins of the death agony of the Roman world, and after the pattern of her old experience, she proposes to do the like thing now. She will succeed; that is certain. And it is likewise certain that her success will be her certain ruin, and therefore, "Come out of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins and that ye receive not of her plagues." [For the connection between our times and those of A. T. Jones cf. Some Historical Background.]

Rome is not afraid of wrecking the US federal government to accomplish her ends! Also note that when central civil government is weakened, the Pope reigns supreme (Cf. An Excellent Portrayal of Hypocrisy.)