Grover Norquist's file:
Norquist

Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform, a group he founded in 1985 to advocate for a tax system in which taxes are simpler, flatter, more visible, and lower than they are today. Its flagship program is the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which it began promoting in 1986 and expanded to the state level in 1990. Those who sign on to the pledge commit to oppose any effort to increase income taxes on individuals or businesses. Norquist also serves on the board of directors of the National Rifle Association of America, the American Conservative Union and The Nixon Center.

Recent statements involving Grover Norquist

"CBO reports that delaying the Obamacare individual mandate will reduce the deficit by $35 billion over ten years."

In Virginia "there has been a billion dollars in surplus over the last three years. The legislature has spent less than 1 percent of that on roads."

"[E]xcise tax increases drive commerce across state lines."

"Every time we've cut the capital gains tax, the economy has grown. Whenever we raise the capital gains tax, it's been damaged."

"Withheld union dues fund half of Dem (Democratic) campaigns in Florida."

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