Advertisement
HomeCollectionsGrover Norquist
IN THE NEWS

Grover Norquist

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2012
The Economic Club of Annapolis has score an impresive "get" for its May 8 meeting, lining up a speaker whom many consider the most powerful figure in the Republican Party. Grover Norquist, creator and enforcer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge that Republican candidates are practically obligated to sign, will speak Tuesday at the Anne Arundel County Public Library branch at 1410 West St. The meeting is scheduled to run from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Norquist, founder and president of American for Tax Reform, routinely asks all candidates to promise to oppose any tax increases at all levels of government.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By David Horsey | May 27, 2014
Election year 2014 is the third time the Republican Party has hitched its wagon to the tea party. In 2010, angry tea partiers shouted down incumbents in town hall meetings, put Democrats into a defensive, crotch-covering crouch and delivered the House of Representatives to the GOP. In 2012, tea party zeal morphed into extreme stupidity and weirdness that freaked out moderate voters and wasted a Republican opportunity to win the Senate. Now, two years later, the tea party is both chastened and more entrenched.
Advertisement
NEWS
By David Horsey | December 4, 2012
Ayatollahs seem to just appoint themselves and then start enforcing their own brand of orthodoxy. Grover Norquist has been doing that in the Republican Party for years. Mr. Norquist has never been elected to anything. Nobody ever said he should be in charge of the GOP's true religion (although he claims President Ronald Reagan urged him to found his lobbying group, Americans for Tax Reform). But he certainly has been the Republicans' key political theologian who made opposition to tax increases the party's central tenet for more than 25 years.
NEWS
By David Horsey | January 8, 2013
With all the moaning coming from the Tea Party Express and their loyalists in the House Republican Caucus, you would think conservatives had lost everything, including their virtue, in the fiscal cliff parlay with President Barack Obama because taxes are going up on the wealthy. However, if they could just get past their prudish sensibility about backroom compromises, they might recognize that their side actually did rather well in the dead-of-night deal making. Yes, Democrats can claim some good results in the last-minute bargain that was struck to avoid the immediate across-the-board tax hikes and budget cuts that were set to begin on January 1. The Bush era tax cuts for people making more than $400,000 a year were eliminated, and capital gains taxes and estate taxes were raised, providing new revenue sources that Democrats insist are necessary.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. -- Maryland's delegation to the Republican National Convention doesn't include any headline speakers, but there is a nationally recognized figure within its ranks: Anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist. Norquist, the founder of Americans for Tax Reform, is staying at the same Tampa hotel as the 37 delegates, 34 alternates and party guests this week. Norquist, who lives in Washington, reached out to Maryland Republican leaders months ago to request four rooms from their hotel block.
NEWS
December 3, 2012
I have to disagree with your statement that Grover Norquist was only a symptom of the GOP's refusal to raise taxes ("Bucking the pledge," Nov. 28). Most, if not all, of the Republicans in Congress have signed his pledge. In doing so they pledged their primary allegiance not to the United States but to Mr. Norquist. And there were real consequences to pay for those who didn't side with him. Have you forgotten that Maryland lost Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrist, a talented, moderate Republican House member from the 1st District, thanks to Mr. Norquist's operatives?
NEWS
November 27, 2012
Was the big loser of this month's election Grover Norquist? It's starting to look that way, as an increasing number of Republicans in the House and Senate are announcing that they could be willing to violate the pledges they signed at the behest of the president of Americans for Tax Reform to never raise taxes under any circumstances. Nearly every Republican in Congress has signed the pledge at one time or another, but as President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats continue to insist that higher taxes on the wealthy be part of any deal to avoid the impending fiscal cliff, they may soon be worth no more than the pieces of paper Mr. Norquist reportedly keeps in a secret, fireproof safe.
NEWS
By David Horsey | January 8, 2013
With all the moaning coming from the Tea Party Express and their loyalists in the House Republican Caucus, you would think conservatives had lost everything, including their virtue, in the fiscal cliff parlay with President Barack Obama because taxes are going up on the wealthy. However, if they could just get past their prudish sensibility about backroom compromises, they might recognize that their side actually did rather well in the dead-of-night deal making. Yes, Democrats can claim some good results in the last-minute bargain that was struck to avoid the immediate across-the-board tax hikes and budget cuts that were set to begin on January 1. The Bush era tax cuts for people making more than $400,000 a year were eliminated, and capital gains taxes and estate taxes were raised, providing new revenue sources that Democrats insist are necessary.
NEWS
November 20, 2012
The gridlock in Washington is blamed on men like Grover Norquist, and rightfully so ("For GOP, was it the message or messengers?" Nov. 12). The powerful lobbyist coerces or threatens spineless Republicans to promise him in writing never to pass any tax increases. How does he get away with this? The president tries to forge compromise across the aisle. These nefarious lobbyists should be thrown out of Washington, and our members of Congress should perform the duties they were elected to do. Betty Eisenberg, Owings Mills
NEWS
March 15, 2012
Last year, Gus Bauman, chairman of Maryland's blue-ribbon transportation commission, stated, "We've got a serious problem. The federal spigot is running dry. " His commission advised a series of tax and fee increases on Marylanders to pay for things such as road improvements and pollution clean up - hardly frivolous types of spending. More recently, The Sun reported, "A decrease in boat sales in recent years and the elimination of federal funds to clear channels led the state to seek more revenue from registration fees" ("DNR Seeks Smaller Boat Registration Fee Increases," March 13)
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | December 9, 2012
A few words to ponder as we sail toward the fiscal cliff. Those words would be: "That was then, this is now. " Strip away the false piety and legalistic hair splitting offered by Republican lawmakers rationalizing their decision to abandon a pledge that they would never ever, ever, ever vote to raise taxes, and that's pretty much what the explanation boils down to. Rep. Peter King says he understood the pledge, propounded by the almighty Grover Norquist...
NEWS
By David Horsey | December 4, 2012
Ayatollahs seem to just appoint themselves and then start enforcing their own brand of orthodoxy. Grover Norquist has been doing that in the Republican Party for years. Mr. Norquist has never been elected to anything. Nobody ever said he should be in charge of the GOP's true religion (although he claims President Ronald Reagan urged him to found his lobbying group, Americans for Tax Reform). But he certainly has been the Republicans' key political theologian who made opposition to tax increases the party's central tenet for more than 25 years.
NEWS
December 3, 2012
I have to disagree with your statement that Grover Norquist was only a symptom of the GOP's refusal to raise taxes ("Bucking the pledge," Nov. 28). Most, if not all, of the Republicans in Congress have signed his pledge. In doing so they pledged their primary allegiance not to the United States but to Mr. Norquist. And there were real consequences to pay for those who didn't side with him. Have you forgotten that Maryland lost Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrist, a talented, moderate Republican House member from the 1st District, thanks to Mr. Norquist's operatives?
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | November 30, 2012
As official Washington nervously ponders the approaching fiscal cliff and the potential economic chaos it entails, President Barack Obama faces a precipice of his own in the challenge of making use of his re-election victory. Unless he emerges from this, the last major crisis of his first term, with the appearance of political strength and skill in navigating it, he risks losing public confidence that he has the stuff to take the country where he wants it to go in his second term. More than the specific details of any deal with House Speaker John Boehner and his resistant Republican cohorts on taxes and spending, Mr. Obama needs to demonstrate more steel in confronting GOP obstructionism than he showed in the previous showdown over deficit reduction.
NEWS
November 27, 2012
Was the big loser of this month's election Grover Norquist? It's starting to look that way, as an increasing number of Republicans in the House and Senate are announcing that they could be willing to violate the pledges they signed at the behest of the president of Americans for Tax Reform to never raise taxes under any circumstances. Nearly every Republican in Congress has signed the pledge at one time or another, but as President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats continue to insist that higher taxes on the wealthy be part of any deal to avoid the impending fiscal cliff, they may soon be worth no more than the pieces of paper Mr. Norquist reportedly keeps in a secret, fireproof safe.
NEWS
November 20, 2012
The gridlock in Washington is blamed on men like Grover Norquist, and rightfully so ("For GOP, was it the message or messengers?" Nov. 12). The powerful lobbyist coerces or threatens spineless Republicans to promise him in writing never to pass any tax increases. How does he get away with this? The president tries to forge compromise across the aisle. These nefarious lobbyists should be thrown out of Washington, and our members of Congress should perform the duties they were elected to do. Betty Eisenberg, Owings Mills
EXPLORE
June 14, 2011
Editor: A recent editorial lambasted Governor O'Malley for seeking a toll increase for the Hatem Bridge across the Susquehanna River, supposedly because it is a payback to voters from Harford and Cecil counties who did not support him. Never mind that tolls on the Bay Bridge, Key Bridge and both tunnels are also going to be increased. I guess he is mad at the voters who live in those jurisdictions as well. Sen. Nancy Jacobs and several of her no-tax friends stood on the bridge and complained mightily about the increase several weeks ago. For over 35 years I traveled to work through the 895 tunnel and gladly paid the toll increases as they occurred, because I realized that it not only takes funding to build these entities, it also takes funds to maintain and add improvements as they age. Why do all these dead-beat Tea Party/Republican politicians think we can have a free lunch forever?
NEWS
By David Horsey | May 27, 2014
Election year 2014 is the third time the Republican Party has hitched its wagon to the tea party. In 2010, angry tea partiers shouted down incumbents in town hall meetings, put Democrats into a defensive, crotch-covering crouch and delivered the House of Representatives to the GOP. In 2012, tea party zeal morphed into extreme stupidity and weirdness that freaked out moderate voters and wasted a Republican opportunity to win the Senate. Now, two years later, the tea party is both chastened and more entrenched.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. -- Maryland's delegation to the Republican National Convention doesn't include any headline speakers, but there is a nationally recognized figure within its ranks: Anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist. Norquist, the founder of Americans for Tax Reform, is staying at the same Tampa hotel as the 37 delegates, 34 alternates and party guests this week. Norquist, who lives in Washington, reached out to Maryland Republican leaders months ago to request four rooms from their hotel block.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2012
The Economic Club of Annapolis has score an impresive "get" for its May 8 meeting, lining up a speaker whom many consider the most powerful figure in the Republican Party. Grover Norquist, creator and enforcer of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge that Republican candidates are practically obligated to sign, will speak Tuesday at the Anne Arundel County Public Library branch at 1410 West St. The meeting is scheduled to run from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Norquist, founder and president of American for Tax Reform, routinely asks all candidates to promise to oppose any tax increases at all levels of government.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.