Skip to comments.An end to Bush-era tax cuts near?
Posted on 07/21/2011 12:18:46 PM PDT by Hawk720
A leading anti-tax-increase crusader says he doesn't think that letting Bush-era tax breaks expire is violation of a no-tax-increase pledge. So do Republicans now have a way out of the debt ceiling deadlock?
Democrats sure seemed to think so Thursday.
Grover Norquist, president and founder of Americans for Tax Reform, told The Washington Post's editorial board this week that he wouldn't consider voting to let the Bush-era tax cuts expire at the end of 2012 to be breaking his organization's pledge that most Republicans and some Democrats signed.
"Not continuing a tax cut is not technically a tax increase," Norquist said. Asked if it violates the tax pledge, he said, "We wouldn't hold it that way."
Norquist's comments quickly became a talking point for Democrats. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York took to the Senate floor to tell Republicans that Norquist had given them "permission" to let the Bush tax breaks expire without hurting their commitment to the tax pledge.
"Norquist is trying to signal to the House GOP that their 'no compromise' position is untenable, deteriorating and bad for their party and the country," he said. "The House GOP is on an iceberg that is melting into the ocean, and even Grover Norquist is offering them a lifeboat."
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It would be a tax increase. Grover is an idiot.
We´re going to be betrayed.
You can’t end a tax-cut. It is a one-time event.
You can only raise taxes.
Grover Norquist's troubling ties to Islamic supremacists and jihadists have been known
for years. He and his Palestinian wife, Samah Alrayyes, who was director of
communications for his Islamic Free Market Institute until they married in 2005, are very
active in "Muslim outreach." ..
It was Norquist who ushered these silver-tongued jihadists into the Oval Office after the
worst attack ever on American soil. .
Grover Norquist was on the jihad payroll before and after the carnage and death of
September 11 .
Norquist also introduced Nihad Awad, cofounder and executive director of the Council
on American-Islamic Relations, to President Bush. .
It is no surprise that CPAC 2010, like CPAC 2009, had nothing addressing the war we
are actually engaged in. This is due to the influence of Norquist, Keene, and Suhail Khan,
a CPAC board member. According to Gaffney, Khan "has repeatedly been a featured
speaker at MSA, ISNA and CAIR events" - that is, Muslim Students Association, Islamic
Society of North America, and Council on American-Islamic Relations, three groups
linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, the international Islamic organization dedicated to
establishing the rule of Islamic law and the subjugation of infidels worldwide."
Just cut the damn spending already!! Repeal ObamaCommieCare!!
Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way!!
Rebellion is brewing!!
“Not continuing a tax cut is not technically a tax increase,”
The hell you say Grover.
What in the world is wrong with these Republicans?
I believe it’s being in Washington for too long.
Norquist says he was misquoted and that he supports CONTINUATION of the Bush tax cuts.
“Norquist says he was misquoted and that he supports CONTINUATION of the Bush tax cuts.”
He clearly wasn’t misquoted (WaPo has posted the audio), but he has ‘clarified’ his statement to say that he doesn’t support allowing them the expire.
This article is from CNN.
Therefore this article is full of Commie lies.
I don’t buy what they’re selling.
Grover Knockwurst? Grover Norqueezy? WHO? Drop Dead
"The Muslim Brotherhood has been wildly successful in its plan to become part of America's civil culture and to infiltrate the institutions of America's civil government, including the White House and both political parties, and the conservative movement as well. Suhail Khan is the proud son of Mahboob Khan and his protégé, as he is also the protégé of the convicted terrorist Abdurahman Alamoudi.
Sponsored by his longtime patron Grover Norquist, who has been a pillar of the conservative movement, Suhail Khan was given a White House appointment in the Bush Administration and facilitated Alamoudi's access to the president. Suhail then became an Undersecretary of Transportation where he received a top security clearance. With Grover's support Suhail has also been made a board member of the American Conservative Union and was the moderator of a panel on Religious Liberty yesterday at this event.
Suhail Khan used his offices in the Bush White House with Grover's connivance to carry water for the terrorist Sami al-Arian in an attempt to ban the use of secret evidence in terrorist trials - a proposal that thanks to Grover's immense political influence was actually endorsed by President Bush and was only thwarted by the 9/11 terror attacks.
"Connections to Alamoudi, who is serving 23 years in prison for jihad finance activity, connections to Hamas-linked CAIR, connections to Hamas-linked ISNA -- and check out Khan's own words: "The early Muslims loved death, dying for the sake of almighty Allah, more than the oppressors loved life. This must be the case when we are fighting....What are our oppressors going to do with a people like us? We are prepared to give our lives for the cause of Islam."
This is a man who has exerted an extraordinarily negative influence upon conservatives, selling them a bill of goods about the Religion of Peace and about himself, and aiding the execrable Grover Norquist in opening the corridors of power to Islamic supremacists.
"Grover Norquist, longtime enabler of Islamic supremacists, is at it again -- warning Republicans to stay away from the issue of the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero, claiming that it will hurt them in November despite the fact that polls show that 70% of Americans oppose the mosque.
"Some Republican figures urge candidates not to focus on NYC mosque issue," by Karen Tumulty in the Washington Post, August 18 (thanks to Bill):
"The support for criticizing a mosque is half a mile wide and an inch deep," conservative activist Grover Norquist warned. "And at the end of the process, the only people who will remember it are the people who feel threatened by this -- not just Muslims, but Sikhs, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and Mormons."
There is a ton of info on this despicable cretin and I hope that enough people are made aware of his conduct and work to banish him from both the Republican party, if not the country.
Most recently (last week) it was reported that the corrupt Justice Dept had moved to reduce the sentence of a top Muslim Brotherhood (or Ikhwan in Arabic) operative and al-Qaida financier: Abdurahman Alamoudi and there is speculation that considering his close association with Alamoudi, that Norquist may be behind this travesty.