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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:57 PM

"Norquist tax pledge takes election hit" at the Hill

Norquist tax pledge takes election hit

by Russell Berman at the Hill

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/267467-norquist-pledge-takes-election-hit-

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Republicans might have held the House, but Grover Norquist’s majority in Congress is all but gone.

Fewer incoming members of the House and Senate have signed the pledge against tax increases run by Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, in a reflection not only of the seats that Democrats gained but of the success they’ve enjoyed in vilifying Norquist.

About a dozen newly elected House Republicans refused to sign the anti-tax pledge during their campaigns, and another handful of returning Republicans have disavowed their allegiance to the written commitment.

With Democrats picking up seven or eight seats, that means the pledge guides fewer than the 218 members needed for a majority. In the Senate, where Republicans lost two seats, just 39 members of the chamber are pledge-signers, according to the group’s records. That is a drop from 238 members of the House and 41 senators who committed to the pledge at the start of the 112th Congress.

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applegrove Nov 2012 OP
DonViejo Nov 2012 #1
applegrove Nov 2012 #2
craigmatic Nov 2012 #3
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #4

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:07 PM

1. I hope we ARE seeing the end of Norquist's reign...

it's been a long time coming. Here's a story that dove tails with your OP nicely, I think:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251247226

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:16 PM

2. Thanks.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:25 PM

3. Good nobody elected that prick anyway. Why does he get to decide tax policy?

The repubs who signed that pledge were stupid for doing it in the first place. You're an elected representative act like you have some guts.

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Response to craigmatic (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:39 PM

4. +1 nt

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