Over the weekend, talks about the August 2 deadline to raise the debt ceiling dominated news talk. If the country’s debt limit is not raised by August 2, then the country faces default.
For South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint–he says that Republicans need to now draw the line in the sand. That means cutting, capping and balancing spending.
“We can’t take another $10 trillion in debt that the president has proposed. So, it is absurd to say that we cannot agree that sometime in the next decade that we have to stop spending more than we’re bringing in,” says DeMint.
DeMint says the debt ceiling can only be raised only if the cuts are much stiffer than presently being called for by most Democrats.
“We’ve got to draw the line in the sand now, because the day of reckoning is going to come, and the longer we put it off, the bigger the problems are going to be for our country,” says DeMint.
DeMint made his appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday.