Tag: grover norquist

Tea Party, conservative leaders call for immigration reform

On a call moderated by Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, Tea Party Express Co-Founder Sal Russo announced his support for fixing the broken immigration system by passing substantive immigration reform legislation this year.


Chris Graham: Starving government, stifling progress in Waynesboro

Ousted Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc. director Kimberly Watters says she was let go because of … rain. It’s a helluva way to run a local government. That’s all I can say. The story is a bit more complex than that, but the reason for her departure and the conclusion about how we run local government is spot on.

Norquist: McDonnell roads plan ‘fails’

Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform issued a statement on the transportation funding plan unveiled by Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday, labeling the plan, which eliminates the gas tax while raising the state’s sales tax, a failure.


Norquist: Gas tax adjustment ‘job-killing’

Gov. Bob McDonnell has signaled his support for an adjustment to the state gas tax to provide more revenue for transportation improvements. Grover Norquist, the man behind the no-tax pledge, has a message for McDonnell and other Republicans who might be thinking of moving with the GOP governor in favor of higher gas taxes.


PPP: Obama gets post-election bump, GOP decline

The number of voters identifying themselves as Democrats has bumped up five points since the November election, and the number ID’g as Republicans has fallen by a similar amount.


Erosion of Norquist power base to impact budget negotiations

Growing Republican defections from Grover Norquist’s extreme pledge never to raise taxes under any circumstances means it’s now possible to reach a bipartisan deal to raise revenues from the wealthy to prevent major cuts to education, Medicare and other services, and to reduce the deficit.

What happened to tax reform?

Special Report by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The push toward tax reform that caught up in its inner workings the sitting governor and a future governor among its bipartisan leaders fell surprisingly silent after 2004, much like the tree in the woods with no one there to witness if it actually makes a sound.

Today’s Winner | Grover Norquist

“If you write a check, it ain’t a tax cut,” says Norquist of the inclusion of tax cuts for lower-income families in President-elect Barack Obama’s tax-relief plan. So what about all those checks we’ve been writing to millionaires and billionaires from the Bush tax cuts, huh, Pappa Bear? Right, those don’t count.