Tax and Appropriations

More Bad News for Norquist

Looks like another high profile Republican is speaking out against Grover Norquist’s tax pledge.  According to the preview of the Parade magazine article coming out this Sunday, former President George H.W. Bush doesn’t believe the Americans for Tax Reform’s pledge is the answer to bringing down our deficit:

“The rigidity of those pledges is something I don’t like. The circumstances change and you can’t be wedded to some formula by Grover Norquist. It’s—who the hell is Grover Norquist, anyway?”

Here's hoping more Republicans will follow President Bush’s lead and be willing to put everything on the table so we can work toward a big, bold, and balanced answer to our fiscal challenges.