Tea Party champion Sen. Jim DeMint says he’s ready for a “showdown” with President Obama over raising the government debt ceiling.
DeMint’s threat is setting up a high-stakes game of chicken on Capitol Hill with Republicans demanding stark spending cuts before they consider raising the debt limit and Democrats warning that a failure to do so would trash the country’s credit rating and risk a government shutdown.
“This needs to be a big showdown,” DeMint (R-SC) told Human Events magazine. “Enough is enough, folks. We can’t keep taking home the bacon and take care of the best interests of our country.”
These are the same idiots who just enthusiastically put $1T in tax cuts on the country’s credit card.