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  • National Review Online Contributors Sell Out Conservative Movement on VAT Tax (Ellis vs Williamson)

    10/20/2010 12:06:08 PM PDT · by Andrea19 · 17 replies
    ATR ^ | 10/18/10 | Ryan Ellis
    ...When Mitch Daniels said last week that a VAT as a part of tax reform is worth exploring, he obviously didn't see the damage that a VAT did to Europe. The simple fact is that a VAT in the U.S. would lead, over time, to higher aggregate levels of taxation. It's likely that the other taxes will rise as a VAT grows. The burden of proof is on those who say this won't happen, since the facts of history show otherwise. As for a VAT as a total replacement, that's just not going to happen. If there was ever enough...
  • Grover Norquist Is Living in Candyland or Daniels is Right About the Need for a VAT

    10/18/2010 2:27:21 PM PDT · by curiosity · 63 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/18/2010 | Kevin D. Williamson.
    So it turns out that the cure for “epistemic closure” is great quantities of crystal meth. The things you learn from Grover Norquist. In case you missed it, Norquist came down like a runaway gravel truck on Indiana governor Mitch Daniels, a favorite around these parts. Governor Daniels’s offense was declaring himself open to the possibility that a value-added tax might be an acceptable part of a wide-ranging reform of the federal tax system. Norquist replied, in a Politico interview: “This is outside the bounds of acceptable modern Republican thought, and it is only the zone of extremely left-wing Democrats...
  • Fight in the Fourth

    10/18/2010 7:37:49 PM PDT · by Lopedvega · 1 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | 10/16/10 | Dave Flessner
    Fighting against nearly $1 million of campaign ads from three independent groups opposed to his re-election, one of Tennessee’s best-known Democratic “blue dogs” is becoming an attack dog.
  • Is Grover Norquist a Jihaddist Mole?

    09/03/2010 10:03:53 PM PDT · by joeblough_freerepublic · 11 replies
    Most of us are taught to believe that religion is a good thing, that family matters, that one must respect tradition, that the laws of heaven supercede those of men — and you know what, you wouldn’t get a single word of argument from Osama bin Laden himself. But the law of nature’s god, or rather perhaps of God’s nature, are such that if you don’t look deeper than that, you lose, and you lose big-time.
  • Norquist and Gingrich: Debating a Mosque Near Ground Zero

    08/18/2010 2:12:21 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 18, 2010 | Peter Wallsten
    Most political experts believe the opponents of the Ground Zero-area mosque and community center are on the safest ground when it comes to public opinion. While President Barack Obama has supported the Muslim community’s right to build the mosque as a matter of religious freedom, every major potential 2012 GOP White House contender has expressed strong opposition to the project. Now, some in the party, such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, are expressing doubts about whether focusing on the mosque is appropriate. In remarks to Washington Wire, two leading GOP voices — Newt Gingrich, a vocal critic of the...
  • Grover Norquist's Jihad

    08/09/2010 10:15:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 04, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    Grover Norquist's 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." Just six weeks after 9/11, The New Republic ran an exposé explaining how Norquist arranged for George W. Bush to meet with fifteen Islamic supremacists at the White House on September 26, 2001 -- to show how Muslims rejected terrorism. It was Norquist who ushered these silver-tongued jihadists into the Oval Office of an incurious president...
  • Norquist To Testify Before Obama Fiscal Commission (Watch Norquist vs Simpson Live 3:00 Eastern Now)

    06/30/2010 11:55:17 AM PDT · by Andrea19 · 18 replies
    ATR ^ | 6/30/10 | John Kartch
    Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist will testify before the Obama fiscal commission today between 3 - 4 pm Eastern Time... Read more:
  • Guns and Free Speech (The NRA sells out to the Dems and aids their re-election)

    06/15/2010 6:43:01 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 61 replies · 923+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 16, 2010 | Editorial
    The National Rifle Association is suffering a sudden onset of amnesia this week, as the gun lobby cuts a deal to exempt itself from the latest Congressional attempt to repeal the First Amendment. NRA members may soon regret the organization's bid to ingratiate itself with Democrats at the expense of its longtime free-speech allies. The campaign finance bill, sponsored by Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Chris Van Hollen, is the Democratic response to the Supreme Court's January decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which restored the First Amendment right of corporations, unions and nonprofits to make independent campaign expenditures. At...
  • 2,000 turn out at tea party convention in Dells (Wisconsin)

    03/13/2010 2:04:28 PM PST · by UB355 · 20 replies · 828+ views
    Milwaukee Journal=Sentinel ^ | 3/13/2010 | SCOTT BAUER
    Wisconsin Dells - Republicans and conservative tea party members railed against health care reform, global warming legislation and government spending at a convention Saturday that attracted about 2,000 people. The meeting, organized by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity and dubbed an unofficial tea party convention, brought together numerous Republican officeholders, party leaders and candidates in addition to national speakers like "Joe the Plumber" and Michael Reagan, the son of former President Ronald Reagan. Speakers said they were defending America's freedoms by opposing cap-and-trade energy proposals, tax increases, health care reform and economic stimulus bills backed by Democrats. "We are...
  • GOP's Job #1?

    03/08/2010 6:04:51 PM PST · by LSUfan · 8 replies · 115+ views
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 8 March 10 | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    One of the most influential conservatives in America this weekend gave a sneak peek at a soon-to-be-published book he has written calling for a "New Republican Party." (The ground rules of the meeting were off the record; the book will be out soon, though, so stay tuned for much more about it.) The author underscored that for the sort of improved GOP we need, "national security must be Job #1." Unfortunately, as noted in this space two weeks ago, it seems that for a some prominent Republican/conservatives, to paraphrase the "Open Borders" crowd, national security is a job Americans don't...
  • Calling out Grover Norquist

    03/12/2010 10:45:08 AM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies · 654+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | March 11, 2010 | Robert Spencer
    Last week Pamela Geller wrote this at [1] The American Thinker: The Freedom Defense Initiative, a new organization I started with author and scholar Robert Spencer, hosted its inaugural event to an enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 19. But this event was at CPAC, not of CPAC. Could this be because of the influence of conservative kingmaker and power-broker Grover Norquist, who is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Conservative Union, which hosts CPAC? The only event concerning the war on America at CPAC was worse than nothing at all:...
  • A Hidden Tax On Cap Gains In ObamaCare?

    03/11/2010 5:14:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 841+ views ^ | March 11, 2010 | GROVER NORQUIST
    Investors who have been paying close attention to the tax provisions of ObamaCare for the past year are no strangers to its new tax increases. There are tax hikes on medical device manufacturers, health insurance company CEOs, families of special needs children and (strangest of all) tanning salons. Yet the White House's "compromise" health care outline released in February contains a damaging new tax hike on investors — a 2.9% surtax on "unearned income." There is a high probability that this surtax will apply not only to interest and dividends, but also to capital gains. The tax rate on investment...
  • Grover Norquist: Sarah Palin for President 2012 Looks Unlikely

    03/04/2010 12:17:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 1,170+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | March 4, 2010 | Robert Schlesinger
    Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist, one of the conservative movement's top leaders, sat down with U.S. News editors and reporters recently to talk about the lay of the political land. When talk turned to 2012 prospects, he had interesting takes on a number of contenders, but one name he didn't include on his list of those running was former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. When asked about a potential Palin candidacy, Norquist said he didn't think she's in it. He said: I don't think Palin's running. She didn't go to CPAC. She had $100,000 to go speak to 600 people...
  • CPAC, Libertarians And Ron Paul - What A Conservative Isn't

    03/03/2010 7:14:12 AM PST · by massmike · 61 replies · 1,050+ views ^ | 03/03/2010 | Don Feder
    This is not about the libertarian freak-show that the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has become. (“See the bearded lady pushing gays in the military and fighting the war on terrorism the way the French fought World War II.”) Nor is it meant to be an indictment of Congressman Ron Paul — who is to serious political debate what Comedy Central is to philosophical inquiry. Neither is it about Grover Norquist’s attempts to make the conservative movement jihad-friendly. Norquist — who sits on the board of the American Conservative Union, CPAC’s parent organization — is the godfather of the Islamic...
  • Grover Norquist Explains Why He Endorsed John McCain In Race Against Conservative Opponent

    03/02/2010 6:56:51 PM PST · by theanchoragedailyruse · 20 replies · 562+ views
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | March 2, 2010 | Geoff Holtzman
    Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist tells Talk Radio News Service that he endorsed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is his Senate re-election race against conservative Republican J.D. Hayworth because McCain has been staunchly opposed to raising taxes throughout his career in politics. (:24)
  • Sinking By The Stern

    03/01/2010 5:07:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 539+ views ^ | March 1, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Union Influence: The White House picks its most frequent visitor to sit on its deficit commission. He believes in big government, in big spending, and that the workers of the world should unite. What could go wrong? Computer security firms have been known to hire the best former hackers because they know best how to stop others like them. But the appointment of Andy Stern, president of the Service Employee International Union (SEIU), to a bipartisan commission to come up with ways to deal with the rapidly rising federal budget deficit is like having a serial arsonist organize Fire Prevention...
  • CPAC's Grover Norquist Joins Obama Push For Illegal Alien Amnesty

    02/25/2010 4:48:08 PM PST · by JLWORK · 28 replies · 756+ views
    David Horowitz's ^ | February 25, 2010 | John L. Work
    Here’s a first-hand story of the effects of illegal immigration. Both my parents died of cancer. Toward the end of my mother’s life, my brothers and I took her to hospitals more times than we care to remember, for life-prolonging procedures – until there was nothing more that could be done. During her final month I took her to the local Hospital Emergency Room one night. We arrived at about 10:30 p.m. and found the waiting room literally filled with non-English-speaking Latinos. None of the people ahead of us appeared to have an emergency or to be in great distress....
  • CPAC betrays America on immigration

    02/20/2010 3:43:54 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 39 replies · 1,383+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 20, 2010 | Tom Tancredo
    It's that time of year again. Pundits, pollsters and lobbyists are gathering in the nation's capital to tell conservative activists how to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. ... This year, the Beltway leaders of conservatism are racing hard to catch up with a parade they did not launch and cannot control. Across America, grass-roots patriots and anti-Obama protests have changed the political landscape in ways conservatism's entrenched Beltway Politburo did not anticipate. ... The greatest threat in 1960 was international – how to deal with the threat of Soviet communism and the "missile gap" – and anti-communism was...
  • Conservative manifesto coming soon

    02/12/2010 10:47:56 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 1,505+ views
    Conservative manifesto coming soon By: Kenneth P. Vogel February 12, 2010 12:54 PM EST With conservatives grappling among themselves for control of their movement — and the Republican Party — a group of more than 80 prominent conservative thinkers are set to unveil their version of a mission statement for the right. What they are calling “the Mount Vernon Statement” in homage to George Washington will be unveiled and signed Wednesday — on the eve of the annual gathering in Washington of the establishment right, the Conservative Political Action Conference. The big names attached to it include former Attorney General...
  • An Odd Couple Takes Aim at Rahm Emanuel

    12/24/2009 6:24:55 AM PST · by cdchik123 · 4 replies · 601+ views
    ny times ^ | 12/24/09 | jackie calmes
    Ideological opposites Jane Hamsher and Grover Norquist have found common ground in a common enemy: Rahm Emanuel, the influential White House chief of staff. In one of the strangest odd-couplings since James Carville and Mary Matalin married, Ms. Hamsher, a prominent liberal blogger, and Mr. Norquist, a longtime conservative activist, jointly wrote to the Justice Department on Wednesday demanding an investigation of Mr. Emanuel’s past dealings with Freddie Mac, the failed housing finance giant, and calling for his immediate resignation. The action is less surprising for Mr. Norquist, a familiar provocateur in a Republican Party that would like nothing better...