Norquist Says Yes

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Dec. 14 2010 3:14 PM

Norquist Says Yes

Some pundits* had been calling Grover Norquist and Americans for Tax Reform opponents of the tax cut deal. They are not, as ATR's Ryan Ellis clears up today:

Americans for Tax Reform is supporting the tax hike prevention legislation on the floor of the House and Senate this week.  While not ideal legislation, it accomplishes the primary objective: namely, prevent tax hikes on anyone earning income.  Without passage of this bill, everyone who pays income taxes will see their take home pay decline in their first January 2011 paycheck.  The good outweighs the bad.

So the most influential anti-tax organization in Washington is not whipping Republicans to stop this. On the other hand, Sharron Angle opposes the deal , so there's that.

*Myself included, for a couple minutes

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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