Americas “Grey Eminence:” Grover Norquist

Whatever you think representative government might be, don’t think it necessarily represents you.  The “new” Republican party is under the thrall of a “Grey Eminence” who is the founder of Americans for Tax Reform.

This “Grey Eminence” was also co-author of Gingrich’s “Contract With America” .  172 US representatives have elected to sign a pledge that supersedes their oath and duty to act on behalf of their country and their constituents.

Apparently this pledge is so strong as to push the country to the edge of financial default on the world stage.  So powerful as to risk economic  Armageddon rather than allow an elected president to be successful in performing his duty.  The following is a selection of articles compiled by the NY Times.   In this time of crisis when all men (and women) must come to the aid of their country, some think that they must destroy it in order to save it. -carlos

Grover G. Norquist

News about Grover G. Norquist, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.


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The Tax Pledge, and Government’s Role

Readers respond to an Op-Ed on The Taxpayer Protection Pledge.

July 22, 2011

The Great Evil
The Great Evil

The current political environment and the debt-crisis debate are stranger than science fiction. Remember the 1997 movie “The Fifth Element.”

July 22, 2011

G.O.P.’s No-Tax Stance Is Outside Political Mainstream

Polls suggest the Democrats are on the right side of public opinion in the fiscal debate.

July 13, 2011

From Grover Norquist: G.O.P. Pledge on Taxes

A reader responds to a recent editorial about Republican stances on taxation.

April 29, 2011

Best Political Quotes of the Weekend

For those who took a break from politics on Easter weekend, The Caucus has compiled some of the most interesting quotes.

April 25, 2011

About carlos

I'm a curious person, of reasonable intellect, "on the beach" (retired) and enjoying my interest in anthropology, language, civil rights, and a few other areas. I've been a hippie/student/aerospace tech writer in the '60s, a witness to the Portuguese revolution in the ‘70s, a defense test engineer and witness to the Guatemalan genocide in the '80s, and a network engineer for an ISP in the '90s. Now I’m a student and commentator until my time is up. I've spent time under the spell of the Mesoamerican pyramids and the sweet sound of the Portuguese language. I've lived in Europe, traveled in Brazil, Central America, Iceland, New Zealand, and other places. My preferred mode of travel is with a backpack and I eat (almost) anything local. Somehow, many of the countries I have been to have had civil unrest (for which I was not responsible). I'm open to correspond with anyone who might share my liberal, humanist interests. I live in San Buenaventura, California.
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