Senator Jim DeMint’s Response to Boehner’s Tax Hike Proposal

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) says Boehner’s offer to raise $800 billion in taxes on the wealthy (partly by closing loopholes and limiting deductions) “will destroy American jobs and allow politicians in Washington to spend even more, while not reducing our $16 trillion debt by a single penny.”

In a statement, DeMint said it’s not hard to understand the detrimental effects of tax hikes: “This isn’t rocket science,” he said.

“Everyone knows that when you take money out of the economy, it destroys jobs, and everyone knows that when you give politicians more money, they spend it. This is why Republicans must oppose tax increases and insist on real spending reductions that shrink the size of government and allow Americans to keep more of their hard-earned money.”

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