Interesting that the people elected to serve the people are serving an ego maniac whose pledge goes against the people who are this country.
Every person who has signed that pledge ought to be kicked out of congress or the senate. They have signed a promise to a private individual and against the people of the United States of America.
Who the hell is Norquist to decide out national tax policy ??
Again he is not elected, and to me what he has done is an act of treason against America, as it hurts American's and aids and abets our enemies by keeping the people who are elected to do what is best for the people from loking at the tax increases where they are needed !!!
Norquist is a criminal in my view and that is what is wrong with America today. We have to many criminals in the GOP/TP who listen to criminals !!! This link shows just how ignorant the people who sign that pledge are. They should not receive any retirement funds paid to them as they didn't earn them, they signed on with a terrorist who used taxes against us !!
From the link:
(CBS News) As the Republican National Convention begins this week, one of the party's most powerful players is neither a candidate, nor a speaker, nor a delegate. He is not a member of Congress, nor the holder of any public office. He's a lobbyist and a conservative activist named Grover Norquist, who over the years has gotten virtually every Republican congressman and Senator to sign an oath called, "The Pledge."
It's a promise that they will never, under any circumstances, vote to raise taxes on anyone. And so far, Norquist has held them to it. As we first reported last fall, Grover Norquist, through the pledge, controls 279 votes, including both the speaker of the House, and the Senate minority leader. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have signed it. And in the coming campaign, you can be sure that Grover Norquist won't let them forget it.
Steve Kroft: A lot of people think you're the most powerful man in Washington.
Grover Norquist: The tax issue is the most powerful issue in American politics going back to the Tea Party. People say, 'Oh, Grover Norquist has power.' No. Grover Norquist and Americans for Tax Reform focus on the tax issue. The tax issue is a powerful issue.
Grover Norquist is trying to be modest. Since creating Americans for Tax Reform at Ronald Reagan's behest back in 1985, Norquist has been responsible, more than anyone else, for rewriting the dogma of the Republican Party.
Norquist: The Republicans won't raise your taxes. We haven't had a Republican vote for an income tax increase since 1990.
Kroft: And this was your doing?
Norquist: I helped. Yeah.
It began with the simple idea of getting Republicans all over the country to sign an oath called the "Taxpayer Protection Pledge," promising their constituents that they would never, ever vote for anything that would make their taxes go up.
[Norquist: This is Speaker Gingrich's tax pledge back in 1998...]
And once they sign the pledge, Grover Norquist never forgets. The more signatures he's collected, the more his influence has grown.
Norquist: I think to win a Republican primary-- It is difficult to imagine somebody winning a primary without taking the pledge.
Read on and see how ignorant this group is.
More from the link:
Norquist: It's people from Capitol Hill, House and Senate, think tanks, Tea Party groups, business groups. Everybody who wants the government to be smaller and everybody who wants the government to leave them alone.
[Norquist (at Seattle Tea Party event): I intend to win. I intend to be part of the whole effort to crush the other team.]
Grover Norquist has been called both the "dark wizard of the right's anti-tax cult" and "the single most effective conservative activist in the country." He is a libertarian ideologue who believes that Washington is controlling our lives through the taxes it raises to fund big government. And he's said that he wants to shrink it to a size where it could be drowned in a bathtub.
People if you can't see how much this slimy POS has hurt America, you are not for America !! You are for a libertarian state, and that is not America !!!
Ayn Rand would be proud of the POS and lying Ryan must have been tickled pink to sign his pledge. Here is the thing though. Without taxes we can't continue to grow this nation. Any idiots who think we can are lost in the space betwen their ears.
Roads, bridges, military, all need the government funding in order to be paid for, and the private sector needs the government in order to have interstate business and to straighten out the states who think they know it all. We are the United States of America, and the people are of the USA not the TP or the GOP or the libertarians, or the Democrats. Because I'll tell ya what, much more of this and the Fascists who dreamed it all up will have what they want a weak and broken America unable to withstand the burdens of multiple wars, businesses leaving to other countries, and the people not paying taxes because there is no work. They will break America into what they always wanted anyway. Two nations.
Screw these people. I think they should be investigated and charges brought against him for interfernce in the duties of the representatives to their constituents.
How about it ?? What do you think ?? Is what he did legal ?? I'm not a lawyer, but I wonder if they could indict him under the RICO act ??
Because he is obviously profitting by interfering with lawmakers.
Lets turn up the heat on the jerks who signed as well as Norquist !!!
Vote the GOP/TP'er out of office and keep them out !!!