Skip to comments.Interview with Senator DeMint & Rep. Pence
Posted on 12/03/2010 3:27:17 PM PST by FTJM
KING: As the White House and congressional leaders negotiate a possible temporary extension of the Bush tax cuts, two leading conservative voices in the Congress are shaking their heads saying that isn't good enough. Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana have new legislation to indefinitely extend the current tax rates. Yet both also say Washington needs to do a better job balancing its books.
So does their math add up? Senator DeMint and Congressman Pence joins us now from Capitol Hill. If you match up the strategy, what you're leaders are doing in these negotiations with the White House right now with the legislation you gentlemen propose. To you Senator first, is it fair to say you believe at the moment your leaders are being too timid, they should be asking for more?
SEN. JIM DEMINT (R), SOUTH CAROLINA: Well I know they needed to negotiate, but what Mike and I want to do is to allow every congressmen and senators an up and down vote on a permanent extension. What we hear from the business community and individuals all over the country is we need some certainty. You can't plan to grow a business in six to 12 months. Sometimes it's a five or 10-year process. So to have certainty in what the tax rates will be is much more important than a temporary extension of the current rates. We don't need a temporary economy and so we don't need temporary tax rates.
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These are two of my favorites!!
May God greatly bless them and may they hang TOUGH!!!!!!!!!!
2012 to save the republic. Please call one of their local offices to suggest this to them on Monday. I know I will.
You needed to sneak in Palin in the title to get the popcorn readers of FR to come in and comment.
DeMint isn’t running, but I got a feeling Pence might (if Mitch Daniels doesn’t).
Palin would do fine as Energy Secretary in that administration.
DeMint and Pence would be a good ticket.