In this video interview with the CBS Early Show, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) talks about many things: Obama doesn’t know how to create a job (DeMint explains it for him), and his South Carolina Palmetto Freedom Forum tonight. Texas Governor Rick Perry is making news with his announcement that he will go home to Texas to tend to the devastating wildfires there, and will miss the Freedom Forum. Maybe we’ll see Perry at the September 7th debate, or at least sometime before the elections. DeMint talks about Sarah Palin and says it looks like she will not run for president. See a video below.
But here is his spot-on quote of the day:
“I spent most of my life in business,’ DeMint told Glor, “and I’m hearing what the president is talking about, which are temporary incentives like giving a company 5,000 (dollars) to hire someone. It cost a company about $65,000 a year to create a $40,000-a-year job. No company is gonna create a job for $5,000. If they were gonna hire the person anyway, they would certainly take it. But the president is not thinking like an American businessperson who has to look long-term, has to have some certainty. We need to know what that tax rate’s gonna be, what the cost of health insurance, what the cost of unemployment insurance. The way he’s talking is not like what I hear from the businesses around South Carolina or throughout the country. So he doesn’t seem to be on the same page with what it really takes to create jobs.” Source.
About Senator DeMint’s American Principles Project Palmetto Freedom Forum:
Sen. DeMint’s Labor Day forum is a major showcase for Republican candidates eager to gain the support of South Carolina voters and the backing of DeMint, an influential conservative in the state. In the video you will hear DeMint explain that each of the candidates participating tonight will have 20 minutes each to speak to the people. Rick Santorum will not be on the stage as the panel is restricted to those who have at least 5% support in polls.
Five other candidates are still scheduled to appear: former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and businessman Herman Cain.
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