November 26, 2012
Grover Norquist and the Fiscal Cliff
- Atlanta Journal Constitution, Time to End Norquist’s Death Grip on Tax Policy
- Business Insider, Some Top Republicans Are Breaking With Grover Norquist On New Revenues
- C-Span, Grover Norquist Discusses Role of 2012 Election in Tax Policy
- CBS News, Grover Puts Himself Before Party And Country
- The Economist, It’s Not Over for Grover: He Has Taken a Few Blows, but Grover Norquist’s Anti-Tax Crusade Rolls on
- The Hill, Chambliss: ‘I Care More About My Country’ Than for Norquist Tax Pledge
- Huffington Post, Grover Norquist Defends Strength of Anti-Tax Movement Amid Signs Republicans Are Defecting
- Los Angeles Times (Doyle McManus), Grover Norquist the Has-Been
- National Journal, Republicans Buck Norquist on Tax Pledge
- New York Times (Jeremy Peters), For Tax Pledge and Its Author, a Test of Time
- Wall Street Journal (Siobhan Hughes), Norquist Derides ‘Fantasy’ of Higher Tax Rates
- Wall Street Journal (Stephen Moore), Grover Norquist: Washington Enemy No. 1: The Man Who Enforces the No-New-Taxes Pledge Is Under Fire Like Never Before. Why He Still Expects Republicans Will Hold the Line
- Washington Post (Rachel Manteuffel), United Against Grover Norquist
- Washington Post (Dana Milbank), Norquist in Denial About GOP Compromising on Taxes
- Washington Post (Sean Sullivan), Lindsey Graham, Peter King Break with Grover Norquist
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It would be interesting to see a little more "political economy" in your blog.
Specifically, more details on how it looks like the setting of tax rates (especially de facto exemptions from *any* federal income tax) are consciously designed to "game" the democratic system (by "buying off" voting majorities or near-majorities - especially when coupled with a tax-eating political class that might make up as much as 20% of the working population).
The 47% aren't 47% by accident.
This sort of corrupt dynamic occurs at the state as well as the federal level.
I think the details (rate breakpoints, phaseout levels, etc.) make for an interesting and politically telling story that essentially goes untold in the state favored (spectrum-granted) media.
There is a lot of back-story and backstage manipulation here that would make for interesting posts.
Posted by: cas127 | Nov 26, 2012 12:50:29 PM
For more on Grover Norquist's seeming change of perspective, see http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/2012_11_01_archive.html#3417378113150986732
Posted by: James Edward Maule | Nov 26, 2012 1:16:33 PM