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Old 10-05-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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So, did anyone vote for Grover Norquist? How is it that he gets to make this sort of decision for our supposedly duly elected house of representatives?
And how it is that all but four of the republicans in the house actually signed this thing?
Patronage, pure and simple.

Unbelievable.

"In remarks on the House floor, Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf blamed Norquist’s pledge for preventing an open conversation about how eliminating tax credits and deductions could help reduce the deficit.

“Have we really reached a point where one person’s demand for ideological purity is paralyzing Congress to the point that even a discussion of tax reform is viewed as breaking a no-tax pledge?” Wolf said."


Grover Norquist 'paralyzing Congress,' House Republican says - latimes.com
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:28 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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It's about time a Repub spoke out against this nut job.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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So, did anyone vote for Grover Norquist? How is it that he gets to make this sort of decision for our supposedly duly elected house of representatives?
And how it is that all but four of the republicans in the house actually signed this thing?
Patronage, pure and simple.

Unbelievable.

"In remarks on the House floor, Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf blamed Norquist’s pledge for preventing an open conversation about how eliminating tax credits and deductions could help reduce the deficit.

“Have we really reached a point where one person’s demand for ideological purity is paralyzing Congress to the point that even a discussion of tax reform is viewed as breaking a no-tax pledge?” Wolf said."


Grover Norquist 'paralyzing Congress,' House Republican says - latimes.com

LOL, what a whiney baby. Norquist has nothing to do with anything. These Representatives signed the pledge of their own free will if their constituents don't like it they will toss them out.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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It's about time a Repub spoke out against this nut job.
Absolutely it is.

I so don't understand how our elected officials simply cede their responsibility to act on behalf of their constituents to one person.

I sure would love to know what it is they (expect to) get in return.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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LOL, what a whiney baby. Norquist has nothing to do with anything. These Representatives signed the pledge of their own free will if their constituents don't like it they will toss them out.
And was that part and parcel of their campaign promises? Did they make it clear to their constituents that they would be letting Mr. Norquist call the shots once they got to Washington?

I'd recall each and every one of them.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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So, did anyone vote for Grover Norquist? How is it that he gets to make this sort of decision for our supposedly duly elected house of representatives?
And how it is that all but four of the republicans in the house actually signed this thing?
Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, said the pledge he asks political candidates to take not to raise taxes does not stand in the way of tax reform and allows for the elimination of tax credits as long as tax rates are lowered to prevent a net increase. (Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg / July 11, 2011)

The guy who complained was one of only 6 that disagreed with Norquist and expect them to be challenged out of Congress for not representing the people.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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So, did anyone vote for Grover Norquist? How is it that he gets to make this sort of decision for our supposedly duly elected house of representatives?
And how it is that all but four of the republicans in the house actually signed this thing?
Patronage, pure and simple.

Unbelievable.

"In remarks on the House floor, Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf blamed Norquist’s pledge for preventing an open conversation about how eliminating tax credits and deductions could help reduce the deficit.

“Have we really reached a point where one person’s demand for ideological purity is paralyzing Congress to the point that even a discussion of tax reform is viewed as breaking a no-tax pledge?” Wolf said."


Grover Norquist 'paralyzing Congress,' House Republican says - latimes.com
You must take Americans to be idiots if you think for one second that if raises taxes and close loopholes, that it would go to reducing the deficit... The only thing I see is increase spending... only an idiot would believe otherwise...
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:36 PM
 
Location: LawnGuyLind, NY / Sarasota, FL
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Absolutely it is.

I so don't understand how our elected officials simply cede their responsibility to act on behalf of their constituents to one person.

I sure would love to know what it is they (expect to) get in return.
LOTS & LOTS of Campaign Contributions.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Norquist is the Republican Party's Czar.
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