Quotes By Jim DeMint
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We have this kind of revolving door, we don't have a permanent class of millionaires in America like a lot of other countries.
It has always been my plan not to serve more than two terms.
I'd like to see a Republican Party that embraces a lot of the libertarian ideas.
California is going to take themselves off the cliff culturally and economically, fiscally. They are going to be at the trough in Washington wanting a bailout.
Republicans are the only one who can carry the banner of what I think millions of Americans are saying.
I'm not a kingmaker.
The debate in the Republican Party needs to be between libertarians and conservatives.
American businesses and upper incomes pay a larger portion of the federal taxes of our national taxes than any country in the world.
Anyone who says the Republicans have been irresponsible aren't looking at the facts.
First of all, no candidate is going to win by catering to the alleged Occupy Wall Street vote.
Today is a celebration of hope for the Iraqi people. The Iraqi people can now take control of their government and their future by creating a society that protects the rights endowed to us by our creator - life, liberty and freedom.
I want to find the candidates who understand the principles of American exceptionalism and have the character, the courage, and the confidence to actually lead the greatest nation in the world.
If a person wants to be publicly gay, they should not be teaching in the public schools.
I don't have many litmus tests, but this is one: Any candidate who doesn't understand that we need to balance the budget should not be president of the United States.
I believed the only thing that could turn around this government spending and mounting debt would be if the people rose up.
Well, purity - there's no purity in politics.
I just want people to know that if they want to change the direction of the country, they can do it, but only if they're active, informed, and engaged.
I don't think we need to extend unemployment any further without paying for it, and without making some modifications such as turning it into a loan at some point. It then encourages people to go back to work.
I have been on shop floors. I have talked to a lot of the companies that create jobs in South Carolina and across the country. And what they want is less regulation.
If we become too scared to confront the chief problems of our time, there is no hope of ever solving them.
So, the point I'm making is, we are not going to cut spending in Washington if we think it's the job of every congressman and senator is to pave local parking lots and build local sewer plants. These parochial interests are getting in the way of the national interests.
Compromise works well in this world when you have shared goals.
From a policy standpoint, the Judeo-Christian principles are important.
Well, one of the most important things for Americans to be reminded of is that a lot of the exceptional nature of our country is founded in Judeo-Christian values that promotes individualism, personal responsibility, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to family, charity.
We need comprehensive reform that will make America the best place in the world to invest and do business.
I'm never going to rule anything out in life, because most of what I'm doing now, I never intended to do.
A free and stable Iraq will be a shining light against the shadow of Islamic extremism.
Well, we lost a lot of our independence already. We are dependent on China for credit. We are dependent on Middle Eastern countries for energy supplies. And many Americans are dependent on the government for their income, health care, education of their children, food stamps.
The Democrats have essentially decided to move more toward central power, control of just about every aspect of our culture and economy.
We have been blessed with a healthy, growing economy, with more Americans going back to work, and with our Nation acting as a positive force for good in the world.
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