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Trib: Who Made Grover King?

Who gave Grover Norquist, pictured, head of Americans for Tax Reform, authority over what, if any, tax can be raised to bring the country back from the brink of financial disaster? Ask your member of Congress. Ask Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash. Ask Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, both R-Idaho. Ask Reps. Raul Labrador and Mike Simpson, also both R-Idaho. They are among 238 House members and 41 senators who at some point in their careers gave Norquist their signature in blood, pledging to “oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and businesses; and … oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”Woe to the GOP politician who violates that pledge. Norquist will unleash an assault from the right, defeating the incumbent in his next primary election battle/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here. (Wikipedia photo)

Question: Had you heard of Grover Norquist before now?

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