Referring to the fact that almost all (literally) Republicans have signed Grover Norquist’s pledge not to raise taxes, Harry Reid called the 112th Congress the ‘Grover Norquist Congress’ on the Senate floor today:
“John Boehner could never go against Grover. Grover Norquist. This is the 'Grover Norquist Congress,' because Republicans shake in their boots.”
And don’t be fooled when you land on the page Norquist calls ‘What is the Taxpayer Protection Pledge?’. The only people Norquist is interested in protecting from taxes are the millionaires and billionaires.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday criticized Republicans in a 20-minute floor speech for blocking any bipartisan agreement on deficit reduction for the last several years, which he said was due in large part to their allegiance to Grover Norquist.
Reid and other Democrats have routinely complained about the pledge — taken by most Republicans — through Norquist's group, Americans for Tax Reform, not to support proposals that raise taxes. That GOP position prevented a bipartisan agreement to cut the deficit that includes the Democratic proposal to raise new tax revenues.