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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 12:27 PM
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A philosophy that needs to be drowned in a bathtub
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(Bloomberg) When members of the House Budget Committee gathered over sandwiches to meet with the leaders of President Barack Obamas debt commission in Washington, former Senator Alan Simpson delivered a warning.

If you are in thrall to Grover Norquist, the Wyoming Republican who co-led the debt panel said he told the group in February, this country hasnt got a prayer.

There may be enough congressional Republicans enthralled with Norquist, a small-government advocate who has spent the last quarter-century pressing lawmakers to sign a pledge never to raise taxes, to kill any comprehensive, bipartisan deal to rein in the $14.3 trillion national debt, say current and former members of Congress.

Until Republicans are more afraid of the deficit than they are of Grover Norquist, were going to have a problem, said Representative Christopher Van Hollen of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Budget Committee. ............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-24/norquist-emerg...



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  -A philosophy that needs to be drowned in a bathtub marmar  May-24-11 12:27 PM   #0 
  - K & R. n/t  FSogol   May-24-11 12:28 PM   #1 
  - ...and throw in a hair dryer for good measure /nt  jberryhill   May-24-11 12:36 PM   #2 
  - LOL n/t  RainDog   May-24-11 12:51 PM   #5 
  - It is smart to explain how Grover's plan has been to bankrupt the county as  JoePhilly   May-24-11 12:39 PM   #3 
  - It's like burning down your house to get rid of that lamp your spouse refuses to sell.  Marr   May-24-11 01:00 PM   #7 
  - They're not enthralled to Grover Norquist, they're enthralled to money and power.  Uncle Joe   May-24-11 12:50 PM   #4 
  - Why is Grover allowed to continue doing this?  liberal_mama   May-24-11 12:53 PM   #6 
  - Just read the complete article about Norquist  liberal_mama   May-24-11 02:07 PM   #8 
  - Jane hamsher  DonCoquixote   May-24-11 07:42 PM   #9 
 

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