Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Demint to filibuster bill to extend unemployment benefits to 72,000 South Carolinians

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) signaled on Tuesday his intention to vote against a likely cloture motion in the Senate on a tax cut deal struck by the White House and Republicans (brokered by Sen. Mitch McConnell) this week.

Defining his stance on the issue on conservative Hugh Hewitt's radio program, the Republican senator and Tea Party favorite also said he would oppose the proposal should it garner enough support to overcome a filibuster.

Click here to read the rest of the story from the Huffington Post.

And when you've read it, take a look at Senator Al Franken's impassioned opposition to trading tax cuts for the rich for extending unemployment compensation.

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