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Grover Norquist

I'm a Democrat and I Respect Grover Norquist

I like and respect Grover Norquist . Despite the many matters on which I disagree with him, I respect his consistent, deeply held belief in limited government, which leads him to oppose higher taxes as an enforcement mechanism. Norquist genuinely believes that government is a barrier to helping the poor and improving society. That doesn’t make him anti-poor. He simply believes that the best way to uplift lower-income people is by allowing the private market to create jobs and economic opportunity. He invented the “anti-tax-increase” tax pledge as the head of Americans for Tax Reform as what he believed to be the most effective tactic to achieve his goals. Currently there are more than 250 House and Senate members who have signed that pledge, as well as every Republican presidential candidate except Jon Huntsman . Norquist proudly keeps the pledge card, co-signed by two-witnesses, in a vault in his office. His theory or strategy behind the pledge is this: Starve the government of new mo...

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  1. Grover Norquist on Obama’s Efforts to Raise Taxes

    Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist on potential tax hikes and their impact on the Presidential election.

  2. Grover Norquist on IRS Scandal

    Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist gives his thoughts on the recent IRS scandal – and previous IRS targeting.

  3. Grover Norquist on the ‘Buffett Rule’

    Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist on the future of the payroll tax cut and Obama’s push to increase taxes on the rich.

  4. Grover Norquist on Payroll Tax Cut, Government Spending

    Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist on the debate over extending the payroll tax cut and efforts to reduce the government’s spending.

  5. Grover Norquist Responds to Sen. Harry Reid Attacks

    Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist responds to Sen. Harry Reid’s attacks in his Convention Speech.

  6. Grover Norquist on IRS Scandal

    Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist weighs in President Obama’s actions regarding the IRS.

  7. How much will ObamaCare cost you in taxes?

    On this April 15, filers and accountants alike are finding a new array of taxes resulting from the president’s health care legislation. These include at least 20 Oba...

  8. Is Grover Norquist Pleased With Fiscal Cliff Deal?

    Mattie Duppler of Americans for Tax Reform discusses whether politicians broke Grover Norquist ’s pledge not to increase taxes.

  9. Bush 41: 'Who the hell is Grover Norquist anyway?'

    Former President George H.W. Bush isn't crazy about "no new taxes" promises in 2012. And he's not thrilled with the Washington enforcer holding politicians to that p...

  10. Sen. Reid Accuses GOP of Submitting to Grover Norquist

    Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist on Republican’s opposition to tax increases.

  11. Norquist : UAW kills jobs, neighborhoods and destroyed Detroit

    Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist weighs in on the latest CBO report and the Tennessee VW workers’ union vote.

  12. Grover Norquist : We need revenue through growth, not taxes

    Author of anti-tax pledge facing GOP resistance

  1. GROVER NORQUIST : Keep It Real, Conservatives

    Between now and the November 2 election there are several dangers that stand between conservatives and the overwhelming victory that present polls predict.The first ...

  2. Grover Norquist : Tax Increases Don’t Help Economy

    Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist on the impact of tax hikes on economic growth.

  3. Grover Norquist on the Steps to Simplifying the U.S. Tax Code

    Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist on how to reform the tax code in an effort to boost job and economic growth.

  4. Grover Norquist on Republicans Turning Against No-Tax Pledge

    Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist responds to the Republican lawmakers backtracking on their pledge to not raise taxes.

  5. How high up does the IRS scandal go?

    Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist on the IRS scandal.

  6. Grover Norquist on Potential Fiscal Cliff Tax Hikes

    Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist on tax hikes considered as part of potential fiscal cliff deal.

  7. Grover Norquist on the Fiscal Cliff Deal

    Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist on the tax hikes in the fiscal cliff deal and the need to now focus on spending cuts.

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