29 May '11, 9pm

No-Tax 'Zealot' Norquist Emerges as Biggest Barrier to US Deficit Deal - Care2.com

Saturday May 28, 2011, 11:09 pm This bully sure has a lot of nerve and a lot of clout! The article states: "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." "Norquist, 54, president of Americans for Tax Reform, says he has secured written pledges from 40 of the 47 Republicans in the Senate and 233 of 240 party members in the House. More than 1,300 state-level legislators, governors and even auditors have also signed, Norquist said. That includes Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Texas Governor Rick Perry and Ohio Governor John Kasich, all Republicans, he said. Those who sign gain from NorquistÂ’s su...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/news/member/451276626/2820437

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