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Anti Tax Pledge

Paige Lavender

Rand Paul, Ted Cruz First 2016 Candidates To Sign Grover Norquist's Anti-Tax Pledge | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is the first 2016 candidate to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, promising "to protect American taxpayers against higher tax...

Blessing Taxes, Honoring Oaths

Jim Burklo | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Jim Burklo

Taxes are the way that people of faith care for the most vulnerable of our fellow citizens, by funding our government's social safety-net services. Ch...

We Have a Revenue Problem

Richard Klass | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Richard Klass

Handling the surge in outlays caused by the "Great Recession" was a formidable problem. Unfortunately the picture on the revenue side was even worse. So why will the GOP not admit that we also have a revenue problem?

Message to GOP: Ban the Term "Legitimate Rape"

Steven Kurlander | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Like a painful canker sore that never seems to go away, thoughtless political dialogue continues to fester and foil rational discourse of important issues of the day. For Republicans, a prime example is the perfunctory use of the idiotic term "legitimate rape."

WATCH: The Truth Behind Grover Norquist's Pledge

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

This past election, Norquist's group, Americans for Tax Reform, spent nearly $16 million to support his favored candidates; that's according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Where did that money come from, and what did it buy?

WATCH: Top Conservative Says Anti-Tax Pledge 'Not Conservative, Not Rational, Not Adult'

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers


The Reign of Norquist Ends With a Whimper

Daryl Rowland | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Daryl Rowland

The central error of his anti-tax pledge is that it mistook policy for principle. That less government is better is a principle. But "no new taxes ever" is a mere policy choice.

GOP Lawmakers Distance Themselves From Grover Norquist

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

After a slew of top Republican lawmakers publicly disavowed the anti-tax pledge pushed by Grover Norquist, the lobbyist is pushing back. On CNN Monday...

Another GOP Senator Abandons Norquist

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

Open criticism of Grover Norquist and his Americans for Tax Reform group's anti-tax pledge continued to make its way to the forefront of debate on Mon...

GOP Senator Unloads On Grover Norquist's Anti-Tax Pledge

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) unloaded on anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and his "no new taxes" pledge this week, saying that it has impeded meaning...

Norquist Plays Defense Amid Signs Coalition Is Faltering

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics

By Patrick Temple-West and Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Prominent American anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist on Monday ins...

WATCH: Lindsey Graham Breaks With Norquist's Anti-Tax Pledge

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) broke with anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist on Tuesday, telling ABC's Jonathan Karl that he supported eliminating tax de...

Norquist Pledge

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


'There's Not Going To Be A Tax Increase'

The Hill | Bernie Becker | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Grover Norquist isn't worried about a GOP supercomittee proposal on taxes because he thinks Democrats want the panel to fail to reach a deal....

'I Did Not Promise Him To Oppose Tax Increases Until Death Do Us Part'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

A growing number of House lawmakers want out of an Americans For Tax Reform President Grover Norquist's pledge in which they vowed to never raise taxe...

Boehner Makes Odd Comment On Norquist

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner has sidestepped a question about whether anti-tax activist Grover Norquist is a positive influence on Republi...

Anti-Tax Orthodoxy In GOP Leaves Little Room For Compromise

Washington Post | Lori Montgomery | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party once had a home for the thinking of Tom Coburn, Mike Crapo and Saxby Chambliss. But that party is long gone. The three U.S. se...

Why Grover Norquist Is the Most Powerful Republican in America

Eric Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Parker

When your organization's tax pledge is THE litmus test for Republicans running for office on the national level, you wield more power in your party than anyone in Congress.