S.C. Senator Reacts to Stimulus Plan

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CBNNews.com  - One of the Republicans who voted against the stimulus plan is South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint.

Last week, he unsuccessfully tried to strip language from the stimulus bill that prevents colleges from using the funding for religious purposes.

CBN News spoke with Senator DeMint about the impact of today's vote.

"I think we're gonna see that this spending and debt, while it may create a little bump in the short term, is actually gonna end up with much higher taxes and high interest rates," he said.

"Now I just hope the American people will connect the dots when that happens because the president is now trying to blame George Bush for all the problems he's facing. The fact is President Obama and Joe Biden voted for all of this spending and borrowing over the last year as Senators, and so this is very much their recession and it's time that they take it seriously."

Senator DeMint also said the president needs to change his approach to the stimulus package if he really wants bipartisan support.

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