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Grover Norquist: Boehner's 'Plan B' Upholds Our Tax Pledge

RufusTFirefly Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 12:15 PM
Grover Norquist needs to go away. It's offensive that a man who has not been elected for anything holds sway over our elected officials. Though his goal may be a good one, who needs him.
Brent150 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 1:33 PM
I'm an american, and I'm for tax reform. If Grover Norquist went away, as you wish, the ATR would just continue with a new leader, who would also be for tax reform. In this way, he does hold his 'position' as the result of a popular election of sorts, though not a goverment one. The same is true for most orgs, charities, and even corporations. Grover norquist is just the face of a large popular movement that will continue to find adherents, no matter what Paul Krugman says about him.
americathebeautiful Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 12:45 PM
Yea aint......ya think so. Then please tell us all just how offensive it is that a NON elected idiot named valerie jarrett holds so much sway over the moronic prez thereby creating something as horrific as Benghazi. Huh?

Despite Democrats' intransigent, no-way-no-how screeching about John Boehner's "Plan B," House Republican leaders are pressing forward with the option behind the scenes.  Those efforts received an important boost today when Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform released a statement affirming that the potential plan would not violate the group's oft-cited tax pledge:
 

ATR has consistently maintained that individual Members of Congress make a pledge to their constituents to oppose and vote against tax increases. The House this week will vote on a tax bill. This legislation—popularly known as “Plan B”--permanently prevents a tax increase on...