(CNSNews.com) – Republican Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) opposes the tax rate and unemployment benefits deal negotiated between Republican lawmakers and the White House “as currently structured,” spokesman Wesley Denton told CNSNews.com. Senators Tom Coburn (R.-Okla.) and Jeff Sessions (R.-Ala.) are undecided on the deal.
“Senator DeMint does not support the deal as currently structured as it includes huge new deficit spending and death tax hikes on small businesses that would kill hundreds of thousands of jobs,” Denton said in an e-mail.
“While he is open to a temporary extension of all current tax rates without new deficit spending, he's also made clear that a temporary extension will not be a true stimulus to create the jobs our economy desperately needs,” said Denton. “He has introduced a bill with Congressman Mike Pence to make all tax rates permanent to create a stable, prosperous economy”...