11-20-2012 09:40 AM #1
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Grover Norquist--SHOWING HIM TO THE DOOR!
Republicans wising up.
Other Views: Anti-tax pledge loses favor » Opinion » The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO
One of the impediments to a congressional deal that would avert the dreaded fiscal cliff seems to have been removed or at least greatly diminished after this past election.
According to the Congress-watching newspaper The Hill, “Grover Norquist’s majority in Congress is all but gone.”
Norquist is — or, perhaps now, was — one of the most powerful influences on Congress that most people never heard of. He was head of something called Americans for Tax Reform whose signature feat was to cajole, wheedle or threaten new members of Congress, mostly Republicans, to sign a pledge never to raise taxes.
The great 18th-century political theorist Edmund Burke said, “Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.” In this case, substitute Grover Norquist for “your opinion.”
The decision of whether to raise taxes and whether this decision is good for the constituents should rest solely between the representative and the people.DON'T CROSS THE RIVER IF YOU CAN'T SWIM THE TIDE
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11-22-2012 06:59 PM #2
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