Jim DeMint Goes From Sour Grapes to Bitter Dregs
Outgoing GOP Senator Has Harsh Words for Obama and His Own Party on Fiscal Cliff
DeMint’s hypocrisy is almost hilarious since he was chief among the GOP heel draggers and slackers who led to Congress budgeting furiously at the edge of the dreaded Christmas Cliff. All kinds of bed making cliches come to mind, but instead I think we should just point and laugh.
Outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint accused President Obama on Thursday of trying to steer the country over the so-called fiscal cliff, while predicting that the president will eventually get his way on raising taxes.
“It’s hard to work with someone who I think is intentionally trying to take us over this cliff,” DeMint told “CBS This Morning.”
The White House and Congress must reach a budget deal by Dec. 31 to prevent an automatic series of tax increases and spending cuts that experts say could plunge the country into another recession. Obama has been pushing for that deal to include tax hikes on households making more than $250,000 a year.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said Obama would “absolutely” roll the country off the fiscal cliff if he doesn’t get his way.
“The president campaigned on raising taxes and getting rid of the Bush era tax cuts and he’s going to get his wish,” DeMint said. “I believe we’re going to be raising taxes - not just on the top earners - everyone’s going to pay more taxes next year in this country and I think that’s what the president wants.”