DeMint: Cut, Cap, Balance Would Let People Decide

Friday, 22 Jul 2011 08:39 AM

By Hiram Reisner

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Sen. Jim DeMint says the cut, cap, and balance bill would “let the American people decide if we should balance our budget once and for all.”

The bill, which the House passed 234-190 Tuesday, is expected to go before the Senate this weekend.

Jim DeMint, cut, cap, and balance"The Democrats are threatening a filibuster, but all we are asking for is debate and amendments,” the South Carolina Republican said Thursday on Fox News. “It`s the only bill here that has a chance to pass before the August Second deadline. The president has not given us a bill. The Democrats in the Senate have not.

“But I am very thankful for the leadership of John Boehner and the House Republicans. They passed a bill overwhelmingly. I think every Republican supports it in the Senate.” he said. “We might even have a majority because I think a few Democrats are willing to let us proceed to a debate.

“But the president I believe is really panicking. And the Democrats, the liberals think the Americans are stupid and that they can run these ads, but the only responsible party in Washington right now is the Republican Party. We have given him the increase that he asked for. Standard & Poor`s and Moody`s will recognize this as meeting their criteria, so they will not downgrade our bonds. So Republicans have done all we can. We only control the House of the Representatives."

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