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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

(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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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 12:28 PM
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1. K & R. n/t
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 12:36 PM
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2. ...and throw in a hair dryer for good measure /nt
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 12:51 PM
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5. LOL n/t
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 12:39 PM
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3. It is smart to explain how Grover's plan has been to bankrupt the county as
a tactic to then demand that SS and medicare be ended as a result. This is why the GOP runs up huge deficits. So they can use the deficits to steal social security and medicare from the American people.
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 01:00 PM
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7. It's like burning down your house to get rid of that lamp your spouse refuses to sell.
It's asinine.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 12:50 PM
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4. They're not enthralled to Grover Norquist, they're enthralled to money and power.
They just happen to see Norquist as either a tool to obtain those ends or a potential, powerful opponent against enriching them selves if they don't pledge fealty.

Their God is money and worshiping at its' altar requires human sacrifice.

Thanks for the thread, marmar.



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liberal_mama Donating Member (91 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 12:53 PM
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6. Why is Grover allowed to continue doing this?
I want the leaders of this country to look out for the people, not Asshole Norquist! He disgusts me.
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liberal_mama Donating Member (91 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 02:07 PM
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8. Just read the complete article about Norquist
Why doesn't somebody stop him? This is very unethical in my opinion. The article is really scary.
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DonCoquixote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 07:42 PM
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9. Jane hamsher
sure thought he was a swell person to work with, thus why I treat FDL as a rag.
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