A Platform to Revitalize America

Jim DeMint has issued a common sense warning, not of the Democrats, but of the old guard, gutless Republicans that we need to purge from Congress in the coming 2012 election cycle.

I don’t have to tell most of you the singular peril America faces, you know our country is in deep trouble and the conservatives we elected in 2010 are struggling and hated in their own party.

Two charts from Rand Paul’s detailed platform document should illustrate where we are headed . . . and it ain’t pretty.

Please Read Senator DeMint‘s warning and the solution–then ACT!


“Fellow Conservatives:

Republicans talk about balancing the budget a lot these days. The idea is so popular that it’s become a central part of their campaigns.

But do they really mean it?

One way to find out is to see if they have ever written, cosponsored, or voted for a budget that would balance the federal books in 10 years or less. If a politician cannot support a proposal to balance the budget within 10 years, they’re probably all talk and no action.

These same leaders talk about how their plans “bend the cost curve” in the future and put the nation on a “path to balance”. These are clever phrases designed to trick voters into thinking their budgets do something meaningful when they don’t.

There are many good ways to balance the budget, but it’s time for conservatives to agree that doing it in 10 years or less must be the common goal achieved by every plan. We simply cannot wait 20 or 30 years to stop the accumulation of our nation’s debt. We must freeze it now.

You will be pleased to know that U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has authored a new plan called “A Platform to Revitalize America” that balances the budget in just five years. I support this plan along with U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah).

We believe it’s time to get serious about stopping the spending and debt, and I hope you will join us in this fight.

Please contact your Senators and urge them to support Senator Paul’s budget and to demand balance within 10 years.

This issue is another reminder of why we need to elect the right kind of Republicans. We need more people in Washington who have the courage to actually cut spending, not just talk about it.

Thank you for supporting the principles of freedom that make America great. If we work together, I’m confident we can take our country back.


Jim DeMint
United States Senator
Chairman, Senate Conservatives Fund

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