Speaking from the House floor last Thursday, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., berated congressional Republicans for having an agenda “driven by a reckless Tea Party ideology” during ongoing debt ceiling negotiations.

The Kentucky congressman says the GOP is ignoring reality and the economic consequences if the government default after the August 2 deadline.

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Meanwhile, the market’s patience with Washington is running thin and leaders of both parties are scrambling to stitch together a deal.