November 09, 2011


Lawmakers Publicly Disavow Tax Pledge

While Grover Norquist's group Americans for Tax Reform boasts that 238 current members of the House of Representatives have signed its Taxpayer Protection Pledge, The Hill speaks on the record with numerous lawmakers who seem ready to have their names taken off the list.

"In its publicly displayed list of signers 'in the 112th Congress,' Norquist's group includes several members who say they have specifically refused to sign the pledge during their most recent campaigns. The sheet of paper they signed years ago, the lawmakers say, is no longer valid... Some Republicans have disavowed the pledge not based on a dispute over its duration, but because they say it constrains their policy choices."










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