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Topic - Grover Norquist
President Obama has introduced a total of 442 new tax increase proposals since he took office in 2009, a watchdog group reported.
Anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist predicted Tuesday that some sort of immigration reform will pass Congress, arguing that the United States' immigration policy separates America from China and the rest of the world in the modern economy.
Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform and creator of the congressional pledge to keep lawmakers from hiking revenues on Americans’ backs, said adding a tax to marijuana sales is as good idea.
Finger waggling and earnest talk: It's time for Republican soul-searching and a GOP gut check, say observers who found little nobility in the extended effort by some conservative Republican lawmakers to defund the Affordable Care Act at all costs. There's a price to pay, warns Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform, and it starts in 2014.
Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist has ratcheted up his criticisms of Sen. Ted Cruz, calling the Texas tea party hero a poor political planner and demanding he apologize to fellow Republicans for his relentless push to defund Obamacare.
Calling for a major shift in the criminal justice system away from harsh prison sentences for certain drug crimes, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Monday drew fiscal conservatives and civil rights advocates closer on a bipartisan reform effort that has eluded lawmakers for decades.
Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and a coalition of advocacy groups on Wednesday sent a letter to Republican congressional leaders asking them to join the campaign to defund Obamacare in the upcoming spending debate on Capitol Hill.
Republicans see the road to the White House running through a state capitol - who has the best shot?
Republican Govs. Chris Christie and Bob McDonnell have seen their stars dim since they rallied a dejected base with their victories in the 2009 election, a turn of events that underscores the volatile nature of politics and has opened the door for other chief executives to try to assert their influence over a party without a clear national leader.
Eight Democratic governors have refused to recognize the Gipper's birthday after a record 40 states joined the chorus to declare the Feb. 6 "Ronald Reagan Day."
Urging Republicans to gear up for a season of pitched fiscal battles, anti-tax guru Grover Norquist is diminishing the potential fallout of waging another drawn-out fight over raising the debt-ceiling.
President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner are squabbling over the "fiscal cliff," but an even bigger fight is going on within conservative circles over Mr. Boehner’s latest offer to extend tax cuts for all but millionaires, who would see their taxes increase.
There once was a time when American politicians could agree on policies with a handshake and move on to the other business of the day. Today, our elected officials' decisions are driven by political survival in the 24-hour news cycle.
Grover Norquist says Republicans will emerge victorious from the "fiscal cliff" fight if they put television cameras in the negotiating room and smoke out Democrats over their reluctance to cut entitlement programs — the biggest drivers of federal spending and the national debt.
President Obama sent his Treasury Secretary, Timothy F. Geithner, to Capitol Hill on Thursday to make Republicans an offer they could only refuse. The administration's proposed deal consisted of $1.6 trillion in new taxes, no spending cuts, a limitless debt ceiling and a multiyear stimulus plan that opened with a $50 billion binge just for 2013. Mr. Geithner's only concession in the closed-door meeting was a vague promise to work toward $400 billion in Medicare savings in the future -- but nothing up front. The proposition was so pathetic that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell laughed out loud, and House Speaker John A. Boehner declared "a stalemate."
Trying to signal a good-faith commitment to the ongoing "fiscal cliff" debt negotiations, some prominent Republicans increasingly are indicating a willingness to walk away from Grover Norquist's influential "no new taxes" pledge, saying that even if they signed it, they no longer feel bound by it.
"Presidents are judged by history based on what they did in power," Mr. Norquist said in his statement. "But presidents can only enact laws when the Congress agrees. Thus a record forged by such compromise tells you what a president, limited by Congress, did rather than what he wanted to do."
"With (May's) defeat, it should be clear that it is time for new leadership in the Virginia House of Delegates," Norquist said in a statement last June.