Skip to comments.Grover Norquist's new trilogy: golf, cocaine and ethanol
Posted on 03/30/2011 12:19:22 PM PDT by SmithL
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. has been pushing hard for a Senate vote to end a $5 billion tax credit for ethanol. To win this Dr. Coburn -- he is an ob/gyn -- will have to contend with Senate Democratic big Harry Reid, farm-state Republicans and, of course, Grover Norquist.
It was Norquist, by the way, who told the Washington Post's Ezra Klein that it is a waste of time for D.C. Repubs to negotiate with Democrats. Quoth Norquist, "I think golf and cocaine would (be) more constructive ways to spend one's free time than negotiating with Democrats on spending restraint."
The feud between Cobrun and Norquist is heating up. This week Coburn and Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform exchanged letters. ATR essentially hit Coburn for trying to raise taxes, by ending the subsidy. Essentially, ATR argues:
"the ethanol tax credit is not a spending program, . . .
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
With friends like Grover Norquist, who needs Harry Reid?No foolin'
Golf and cocaine? Sounds like two of BHO’s favorite past times.
Norquist is an agent of Jihadists. He should be shunned by polite society.
“golf, cocaine and ethanol”
I’m just glad it’s not another New Country hit!
Norquist has a point, there is a fundamental difference between reducing taxes, and government spending. There are good and bad reasons to reduce taxes; it’s quite possible that ethanol production is a bad reason to offer a tax credit. But his thinking seems to be, NEVER increase taxes (at least not without making up for it by reducing elsewhere in the same bill):
“Repealing the ethanol credit is the right thing to do, but other taxes must be reduced in the same legislation by at least this much to prevent a net tax increase.”
Liberals often argue that it’s hypocritical to reduce spending while opposing higher taxes. It’s not; the point is to make government smaller, not bigger.
I've been drunk in my life, but never at 7 am.
He was sweating Vodka, and smelt absolutely flammable.
The man is a total dirtball. That being said, a broken clock is right twice a day.
Long time nra board member also. Nice huh?