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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Why Republicans won't raise taxes on the wealthy? Grover Norquist won't let them!

Why did 100% of all Republicans in the US Senate vote against The American Jobs Act?  This bill would create around 1.9 million jobs and raise the GDP by two points.  It is also fully paid for by increasing the tax rate on the top 1%.  If 66% of Americans believe we should increase the taxes on the top 1%, why is there so much deadlock in Congress?

Would you believe it is because of one man, this man, Grover Norquist?
As President of Americans for Tax Reform (a tax advocacy group), Norquist created a pledge that says the signer will not raise taxes for ANY reason. He applies pressure for them to sign and then continues to apply pressure to make sure they don't go back on the pledge. 41 out of 47 Republican Senators and 236 out of 242 Republican House Representatives have signed this pledge.  Many Republican Governors including Gov. Rick Scott, Gov. Scott Walker and Gov.Rick Perry also signed this  and the list goes on and on to the state legislator level.

It is time that We the People take Our country back from the obstructionists who have no desire to honor the will of the people but instead cater to the will of Grover Norquist. Below we have listed a copy of the pledge along with a list of those in the 112th Congress and the sitting state legislators who have signed this pledge.  We have also included links on how to contact these politicians to remind them that they serve the People not Norquist.

Here is a copy of the single page that is obstructing our government!

Grover Norquist Pledge(2)

Members of Congress who have signed:


State Legislators who have signed:

State Taxpayer Protection Pledge List_CURRENT_10052011(1)

Link to contact your Congressperson. Click here!

Link to contact your state legislature. Click here!

1 comment:

  1. It's hard to beleive this one man have so much control over Republicans.( Is this not how a cult get started?)