Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is author of the new book "Now or Never: Saving America from Economic Collapse."
"I think most of your listeners already know that we're in a deep hole as a country and now is the time to turn it around.
"We're not looking at five or ten years out before a major meltdown."
In the book and in our discussion, DeMint contends that America still has some time to turn our debt-ridden economy around through fiscally responsible, market-driven ideas.
"It's a shame to continue to move toward a European-style economy when we know what works in America."
He tells us how close we are to the economic cliff, what could push us even closer to the edge and why compromising with the Democrats cannot get this nation where it needs to go.
"The people in our country are divided between those who are dependent on government and those who are paying for government.
"The Democratic Party has well-organized those who want more from the federal government. The rest of the country needs to be united in turning things around."