DeMint: Republicans Who Vote To Raise The Debt Limit Will Be ‘Gone’

Sen. Jim DeMint(ed) has spoken…

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Underscoring the challenge Republican leaders in Congress will face when they have to round up votes to increase the debt limit — and they will have to increase the debt limit — the most influential conservative in their party is telling his colleagues, ‘if you vote for it, you’ll lose.’

“Based on what I can see around the country, not only are those individuals gone, but I would suspect the Republican Party would be set back many years,” Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) told ABC when asked about the looming vote.

DeMint is whipping Republicans to support a highly controversial Constitutional amendment requiring the government to maintain a balanced budget, and making tax increases functionally impossible as the price of voting to raise the debt limit. If not?

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3 comments

  1. Congress should get their act together, make the rich pay their fair share of taxes, instead of relying on the middle class and the minimum wage worker to keep the government going

    Jim DeMint wants a balanced budget? With a $3 trillion plus deficit, that will never happen with out the idle rich and the corporations paying their fair share of taxes.

    Obama better grow a bigger pair of balls, and tell Congress and the Senate, especially the Tea Party whack jobs, that enough is enough, and lets get this country back on track, and tell the Koch Brothers, and the other John Bircher shit heads to go fuck themselves, and go outside and play with their shovels and pails.

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  2. The underbelly of the story of “no tax hikes for the rich” is rarely exposed to the public. Like a guest on Lawrence O’Donnell said tonight: The Republicans not only took an oath of office for their senate or congressional seat, they apparently have split loyalties because Grover Norquist demanded that each of them sign an oath NEVER to raise taxes on the rich. The MSM simply skips that aspect of the story.

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