Jim DeMint Says He Will Filibuster Tax Deal

On yesterday’s Hugh Hewitt radio show South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint announced that he was opposing the deal to extend the Bush tax cuts because it raises the estate tax:

Is there a real possibility this deal could fall apart? Given the reaction over the last 36 hours, I’ve got to say yes

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. tom p says:

    from the Party of the Permanently Rich…

  2. john personna says:

    I only watched a little of Morning Joe, but they played a bunch of clips, Democrat “talking points” they agreed, about Republicans as “hostage takers.”

    Perhaps the talking point was in preparation for such a show-down.

  3. Herb says:

    Finally, a guy standing up for the little guy.

  4. sam says:

    To quote Robert Downey from his new movie: (Obama) “You see what I’m working with here?”