Jim DeMint Assails GOP “Fiscal Cliff” Plan
FINALLY … AT LEAST ONE “REPUBLICAN” WHO ISN’T SELLING OUT THE TAXPAYERS
The fiscal conservative champion issued a stern rebuke to the “fiscal cliff” compromise tendered this week by U.S. House Speaker John Boehner – a plan which includes $800 billion in tax hikes. Boehner’s plan is a counteroffer to the $1.6 trillion tax hike proposal being pushed by U.S. President Barack Obama.
“Speaker Boehner’s $800 billion tax hike will destroy American jobs and allow politicians in Washington to spend even more, while not reducing our $16 trillion debt by a single penny,” DeMint said in a statement. ”Republicans must oppose tax increases and insist on real spending reductions that shrink the size of government and allow Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money.”
Indeed … if for no other reason than that’s what the situation calls for.
Seriously … the best way to get rid of our deficit is to get rid of unnecessary government and pump that money into the economy – like former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul proposed.
Ironically the 2012 GOP platform called for a constitutional amendment that would require a super-majority of the U.S. Congress to approve any tax increase – “with exceptions for only war and national emergencies.” It also included a modest spending cap “so that future Congresses cannot balance the budget by raising taxes.”
That platform was approved less than four months ago, people …
Good for DeMint – one of the few Republicans in Washington, D.C. who is actually holding the party accountable to its stated beliefs. And shame on U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) for supporting job-crippling tax hikes … again.