Tags: demint | evaluate | obamacare | needed

DeMint: 'Time Out' Needed to Evaluate Obamacare

Friday, 20 Sep 2013 02:43 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

Congress and President Barack Obama should step back and re-evaluate Obamacare, former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint said Friday.

"It's time for Congress and the president to take a time out on this, and to stop the implementation of this healthcare law," DeMint, president of the conservative Heritage Foundation, told Fox News "America's Newsroom."

Story continues below video.



The impact of Obamacare is already being felt as Americans are "losing their jobs. They're losing their health insurance. And people want their voices heard on Washington," DeMint said.

The opposition to Obamacare is greater than conservative Republicans and represents a growing number of Americans, DeMint maintained.

"This is much more than a tea party effort. A large and growing majority of Americans want to stop this government takeover of healthcare," he said.

Rather than defunding Obamacare,

DeMint indicated he thinks a delay of the law — rather than trying to defund it — was "the only way that the president is going to pay any attention to what the House says right now.

"This law is devastating to America. It may be the most devastating thing in a generation, to not just our healthcare system, but our economy, our culture, how we think about things as Americans," he said.

"If there was ever a time for politicians to take a risk on their next election, it's stopping the government takeover of healthcare," DeMint added.

Whether it is Obamacare or some other issue, DeMint said, it is time for Congress to stand up to president Barack Obama, because if it doesn't, "this president's going to continue to roll all over them.

Obama, DeMint stressed, is "out of control. He's on pace to double the debt during his time in office. And, he's expanding spending at every turn."

Related Stories:
House Defunds Obamacare, Keeps Government Open

DeMint to Newsmax: Defund Obamacare, No Matter the Risk to GOP






© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Allen West: Joint Chiefs Shouldn't Focus on Essay Contest

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 22:16 PM

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey is taking heat from liberals and conservatives after he announced an  . . .

Snowstorm Threatens to Paralyze Northeast for Days

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 18:12 PM

Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearso . . .

Report: Feds Stockpiling License Plates, Driving Habits in Database

Monday, 26 Jan 2015 20:58 PM

A new report claims the government is stockpiling a vast national database of Americans' license plates and driving habi . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved