Posts tagged: tax pledge
As you’ve probably heard by now, negotiations failed this week with the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. Dubbed the supercommittee, it was charged with finding at least $1.2 trillion in debt savings over the next decade. Now the political finger-pointing is well underway. One of the people being blamed for the supercommittee’s failure (often by Democrats, and on occasion by Republicans), is Grover Norquist (pictured). He’s a longtime lobbyist who runs the group Americans for Tax Reform. Norquist is known for getting hundreds of lawmakers from around the country to sign a pledge promising never to raise taxes/Emilie Ritter Saunders, StateImpact. More here. (AP file photo)
Question: Are Idaho's congressional delegation, Phil Hart, and 5 other Idaho legislators being responsible by signing the anti-tax pledge circulated by Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform?