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DeMint: Balanced Budget Worth Career Sacrifice

By Dan Weil   |   Monday, 04 Apr 2011 01:19 PM

Many Republicans see a balanced-budget constitutional amendment as an important step to pull the government out of its debt morass. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., is one of them. He staunchly supports making a vote to lift the government’s debt ceiling conditional on passage of Republicans’ balanced-budget amendment, which was released last week, The Hill reports.

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Sen. Jim DeMint
"Agreeing on the right policy is not enough to save our country," DeMint wrote in an email to backers of his Senate Conservatives Fund. "Republicans also have to be willing to fight to enact that policy, even if it means sacrificing their political careers."

The GOP can succeed, DeMint says. "If we're willing to draw a line in the sand and refuse to increase the debt limit unless the House and Senate pass the new Balanced Budget Amendment, we can win a major victory for the American people.”

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