Sunday, August 12, 2012

The REAL Story Behind Grover Norquist

Back a few years ago, I saw Grover Norquist.  He's a very funny guy--and I don't mean 'wierd.'  He has a great sense of humor.

He also has a major flaw:  his "no-tax pledge."  Hovde 'splains it:

...Hovde argued, as have many liberals, that Norquist’s pledge simply protects the status quo, in which politically connected corporations carve out giant loopholes in the tax code. When anybody attempts to close those loopholes, Norquist brands them as “tax hikers.”

“Behind the story with Grover Norquist is he’s funded by giant corporations that have created loopholes in our tax system,” said Hovde. “We need to lower the rates, but we also have to get rid of the corporate welfare....

Frankly, I've had problems with "no tax increase" pledges.  We elect someone to do the right thing.  If that means dumping a tax loophole (or a Solyndra-like "credit"), then they DO it.  If we don't like that, we dis-elect the slob.

HT  Playground

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