Grover Norquist

Has the Anti-Tax ‘Pledge’ Lost Its Edge?

Posted on 11/27/2012 by | Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsFor a middle-aged policy wonk, Grover Norquist sure provokes some powerful emotions: fear, loathing, reverence. Norquist is the president of Americans for Tax Reform, a conservative nonprofit that advocates lower taxes and smaller government. It’s famous for getting legions of politicians to sign a pledge against raising taxes. But as Congress and the White House struggle with how to deal with a debt load that threatens to cripple the economy, some of the Republicans who have stood staunchly with Norquist …