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#1. Eliminating business taxes makes US best at manufacturing. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#2. Many Democrats are sincere in their desire to help others. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#3. 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. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#4. I don't need to be asking for money for local museums and other projects just to make me look good back home. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#5. If you remember you just have one constituent, and that's God himself, and if you try to please him I think you usually come with a lot steadier pace and a lot more peace in your life. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#6. I'm a conservative first, and I believe that, if we do a better job of helping Americans understand what we're trying to do, to showcase every place in the country that our ideas are working at the state level, that that will help those at the federal level who want to carry those policies. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#7. You've got the Democratic Party that now depends on more government spending and actual building the dependence on government in order to increase their political party. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#8. 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. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#9. One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#10. Anyone who says the Republicans have been irresponsible aren't looking at the facts. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#11. Forget the consultants, the pundits and the pollsters; good policy is good politics. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#12. Religion and politics are inseparable because the values of our faith should inform what we value in our politics. They both seek to answer questions about the good life. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#13. Democrats are making it clear that they intend to use our economic crisis to rush through their longtime liberal goals without public scrutiny or debate ... This will increase burdens on taxpayers and take a significant step toward socialized medicine. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#14. I know I was a businessman for years, and I stayed up countless nights worrying about having to let one person go. It's a terrible thing to do. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#15. I can tell you if you look at the polls, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, they do not think we should increase the debt limit. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#16. 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. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#17. Gay marriage considered immoral by all the world's religions. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#18. No funding for Planned Parenthood; protect the unborn. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#19. I'm not a kingmaker. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#20. Allow states to opt out of No Child Left Behind. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#21. Not federal government's job to do good deeds. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#22. 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. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#23. American businesses and upper incomes pay a larger portion of the federal taxes of our national taxes than any country in the world. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#24. I'm never going to rule anything out in life, because most of what I'm doing now, I never intended to do. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#25. The debate in the Republican Party needs to be between libertarians and conservatives. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#26. A-PLUS Act - allow states to operate like charter schools. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#27. But my bill, the Drill Now Act, would actually expedite the whole process, let the Interior Department move ahead quicker ... it would stop the radical environmental lawyers from delaying for years with frivolous lawsuits the leasing of the property. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#28. I drive Fords, and I've driven American cars all my life, and I want to have a strong American manufacturing sector, especially in automobiles. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#29. I don't have the support inside Washington or even inside my own party. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#30. 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. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#31. NCLB should be called "More Children Left behind". - Author: Jim DeMint
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#32. First of all, no candidate is going to win by catering to the alleged Occupy Wall Street vote. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#33. I would support a devolution of power out of Washington for education, health care, transportation. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#34. I went through two pretty dark years being fed up with the system and frustrated with my own party after two disastrous elections in 2006 and 2008. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#35. If we become too scared to confront the chief problems of our time, there is no hope of ever solving them. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#36. We must now make clear to Lebanon that it will not benefit from U.S. assistance and support as long as it harbors this brutal terrorist and murder. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#37. I don't think Obama will get re-elected. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#38. Well, I'm not trying to get rid of the unions, but I am saying that they appear to be an antiquated concept in today's economy. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#39. I believed the only thing that could turn around this government spending and mounting debt would be if the people rose up. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#40. From a policy standpoint, the Judeo-Christian principles are important. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#41. Compromise works well in this world when you have shared goals. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#42. Government-run schools can't instill morals and character. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#43. The Democrats have essentially decided to move more toward central power, control of just about every aspect of our culture and economy. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#44. Partner with churches to assist the poor. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#45. Heritage will remain, first and foremost, a research institute dedicated to impeccable research and data-driven policy analysis. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#46. Cash-for-Clunkers program was a stupid idea. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#47. Since the dawn of time, traditional marriage - the union between one man and one woman - has been the building block of civilization, and at no point in our nation's history has that foundation been under more severe attack than now. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#48. Republicans are the only one who can carry the banner of what I think millions of Americans are saying. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#49. Sometimes people credit me for the Tea Party. It's actually the other way around. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#50. Frankly, if independents and Democrats want to work with us on conservative ideas, I can do that better at Heritage than as a partisan inside. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#51. Spending is an addiction. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#52. I don't even like playing a contentious role. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#53. I have no plans to run for president. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#54. As more people rely on government programs, the harder it becomes to conduct the necessary reforms to preserve them to help our society's most vulnerable. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#55. Motorists who want to save money on gas will demand and buy more fuel-efficient vehicles. We should not limit their freedom with more government regulations. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#56. You could accuse Republicans of a lot of things, but you could never convict us of being too conservative! - Author: Jim DeMint
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#57. If we want to secure the best jobs in the future, we must make America the best place in the world to do business. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#58. We have this kind of revolving door, we don't have a permanent class of millionaires in America like a lot of other countries. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#59. Democrats have chosen not to defend the Marine Corps, but to pander to anti-war protesters and Berkeley officials that are actively trying to impede military recruitment. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#60. The hope and change the Democrats had in mind was nothing more than a retread of the failed and discredited socialist policies that have been the enemy of freedom for centuries all over the world. I fear America is teetering towards tyranny. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#61. I'm getting optimistic. I think, as I talk to people around the country - they seem to get it. They want a return to those things that made America different and great. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#62. 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. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#63. What we need is some people to stand up with the courage of their convictions, to do what they promised when they ran for election, and fight to stop Obamacare. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#64. The Heritage Foundation is the premier think tank, research organization. The premier idea group for the conservative movement. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#65. If a person wants to be publicly gay, they should not be teaching in the public schools. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#66. I think I'm the only senator who does not see a president when I look in the mirror. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#67. 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. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#68. 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. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#69. The problem we've got now in Washington is that the goals are completely the opposite from each other. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#70. We know from our own history that democratic institutions take decades to mature, and we know from past conflicts that freedom is not free. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#71. It doesn't make sense to have to do the wrong thing in order to do the right thing. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#72. A free and stable Iraq will be a shining light against the shadow of Islamic extremism. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#73. I'd like to see a Republican Party that embraces a lot of the libertarian ideas. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#74. I like to be a strategic policy guy. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#75. 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. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#76. I've developed a lot of reform proposals myself and been accused of trying to destroy Social Security, when the whole point was to try to save it. I think most people know that Social Security is bankrupt. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#77. We need comprehensive reform that will make America the best place in the world to invest and do business. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#78. It has always been my plan not to serve more than two terms. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#79. 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. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#80. If we're able to stop Obama on [health care reform], it will be his Waterloo. It will break him and we will show that we can, along with the American people, begin to push those freedom solutions that work in every area of our society. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#81. Something happens to me when someone says, 'You can't.' I'm generally not very competitive; unless someone tells me I can't do something that should be done. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#82. Marriage is a religious and state issue. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#83. I'm humbled to follow in the footsteps of Ed Feulner, who built the most important conservative institution in the nation. He has been a friend and mentor for years and I am honored to carry on his legacy of fighting for freedom. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#84. Social Security mess is another failed progressive policy. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#85. Ideas are more powerful than people. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#86. Vouchers lead to competition, not re-segregation. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#87. Too many Americans are dependent on federal government. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#88. 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. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#89. What happens in the Senate is the Republicans sink to the lowest common denominator. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#90. Select candidates by integrity of character, not promises. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#91. The Tea Party doesn't like politicians. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#92. I play the guitar a little bit. - Author: Jim DeMint
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