Washington is all a buzz with the negotiations between the Congress and the Prez on what to do about our spiraling debt….yet NO matter what they say, and they all want their couple of minutes in front of the media, they are being held hostage by ONE man……
I was under the impression that the Congress and the Prez made fiscal policy…….I thought the two houses and the Prez sat around and negotiated on all fiscal policy…….and with the help of special interests, of course…..but it seems that one person makes all the tax policy for the country…..especially when we are talking about what ti do with those tax policies……..who am I speaking of?……….Grover Nordquist!
Yep, good old Grover is the single most productive person in our government….and he is NOT even elected….but just who is Grover Nordquist?
Mr. Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR is a coalition of taxpayer groups, individuals and businesses opposed to higher taxes at the federal, state and local levels. ATR organizes the TAXPAYER PROTECTION PLEDGE,which asks all candidates for federal and state office to commit themselves in writing to oppose all tax increases. In the 112th Congress, 236 House members and 41 Senators have taken the pledge. On the state level, 13 governors and 1249 state legislators have taken the pledge.