Dear Sen. Chambliss,
Perhaps you need to be reminded WHY we have the pledge to begin with. Please recall the Reagan-Bush era. During this period both Presidents Reagan and Bush, in good faith negotiations in an effort to reduce the deficit, agreed to minor tax increases in exchange for budget cuts as part of an overall compromise package with the Democrats.
Funny, though, how it all worked out: The tax increases ALWAYS took effect and remained in place. But spending was NEVER cut. NOT A PENNY!!!!! NEVER!!!! There were a number of these deals during this period. The Dems always promised some spending cuts in exchange for a few tax increases. THIS NEVER HAPPENED AND NEVER WILL!!!! Please wise up Sen. Chambliss.
The GOP eventually wised up. After they figured out that the Dems acting like Lucy they were Charlie Brown naively trusting that she would act in good faith.
If the GOP cannot defend the interests of the taxpayers in this nation, it really cannot be considered a credible alternative to the Democrat Party. The tax pledge, sir, with all due respect, is there for a reason. We have a SPENDING problem in DC, not a revenue problem. And moreover, the Dems cannot and will NEVER reduce domestic spending in any meaningful way. They will only consider cutting spending on things we really need, like the Defense Department, and the Border Patrol.
Grover Norquist for President!
um, IMHO ... you should do some more extensive reading on norquist. While his tax position is in line with fiscal conservatism, he is completely lacking in social conservatism (GAYpride) and national defense conservatism (Islamic apologist) and stealthily with David Keene he has been an enemy of authentic conservatism from within.