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Taxpayer Protection 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...

Grover Norquist Says NOOOO To Chained CPI

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress who have pledged never to raise taxes will be breaking their promise if they support changing how the government mea...

Pledge Breaking = Leadership

David Peck | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
David Peck

Leadership is having the courage to make difficult choices -- even to break promises -- when conditions warrant it. Great leaders ask, "what's needed?" and don't delay when there's a tough choice to be made.

Lindsey Graham: 'I Will Violate The Pledge' Not To Increase Taxes

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Several congressional Republicans said Sunday that they would be open to increasing the amount of money the government collects in taxes...

Sen. Tom Coburn Takes Grover Norquist To Task For Anti-Tax Oath

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

Anti-tax zealot Grover Norquist provided a fresh rebuttal to an old critic Monday, accusing Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) of standing "alone" in his claim...

Amanda Terkel

Grover Norquist Responds To George H.W. Bush | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Grover Norquist, the head of Americans for Tax Reform, responded to President George H.W. Bush's slight on him and his work on Friday, s...

George H.W. Bush: 'Who The Hell Is Grover Norquist, Anyway?'

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

The president whose legacy is partly defined by three words -- "no new taxes" -- seems to care little about the ubiquitous pledge that touts the same ...

Patrick Svitek

More Republican Candidates Buck Grover Norqust No-Tax Pledge | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Scott Rigell's (R-Va.) message for up-and-coming Republicans would have been considered political heresy just two years ago: You do...

More In GOP Passing Over Norquist

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

In GOP activist circles it is known simply as the pledge, and over the past 25 years it has become the essential conservative credential for a whole g...

'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....

The Danger of Inflexibility in a Flexible World

Terry Newell | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

Whether on the left or the right of the political spectrum, Americans are increasingly setting litmus tests for candidates that do neither the candidates nor the nation much good.

Not Grover: Who's the Progressive Counterpart to Norquist?

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

Norquist's unparalleled influence stems from his role as enforcer. Armed with his (in)famous anti-tax pledge, he's the undisputed master of political arm-twisting. No one on the left plays that sort of role.

Jason Linkins

GOP Candidates Pledge Allegiance To Kingmakers To Avoid Dealbreakers | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

The young 2012 campaign is starting to get into full swing, with the GOP field mostly set and mounting their campaigns in earnest. Of course, we're still many, many days away from the Ames Straw Poll. So what's a GOP candidate for President to do in the meantime?

The Conservative Pledge to Encourage Big Companies to Send Jobs Away

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The lobbying organization Americans for Tax Reform, as part of the conservative movement's strategy to destabilize government, gets conservative politicians to sign a pledge to "solemnly bind themselves to oppose any and all tax increases."