Grover G. Norquist

Grover G. Norquist is the president of Americans for Tax Reform. 

Governors Under Seige

 

The math looks good. Very good. One can presume that when the American people head to the polls this November, the GOP will hold the House and perhaps strengthen its majority there. The Senate is a tantalizing six seats from Republican control, and Republicans have twelve prospects. In three red states—Montana, South Dakota, and West Virginia—strong, experienced, Republican candidates […]

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What GOP ‘Establishment’?

 

Republicans are poised to capture the Senate this year, and the mainstream press has already telegraphed that it will report this as a terrible defeat for conservatives. According to the false narrative peddled by reporters, we live in the midst of a titanic struggle between the Tea Party movement and establishment Republicans—either a repeat or a […]

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Defunding the 
Democratic Party

 

The Republican and Democratic parties are not mirror images of each other. They are built on radically different foundations. The Republican Party raises money and volunteers from the real economy. It cannot take anyone’s time or money by force. It has to ask. The Democratic Party lives off government spending and laws that force Americans […]

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Chattanooga Boohoo

 

Union power is in terminal decline. In the 1950s 35 percent of American workers belonged to labor unions. This fell to 20.1 percent in 1983 and 11.3 percent in 2013. Between 1983 and 2013, union membership fell from 17.7 to 14.5 million while the population of the United States grew from 233.79 million to 316.99 million. […]

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Six Giants

 

The republican primary campaign for the presidential nomination in 2016 will be very different from the campaigns of 2008 and 2012. Thank goodness. In 2008 there were 21 televised debates and eventually 12 candidates on the national stage: Mitt Romney, John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Ron Paul, Jim Gilmore, Rick Santorum, Duncan Hunter, Tommy […]

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The Great Divide

 

If you want your federal taxes reduced you will have to wait until 2017. If you want your state and local taxes reduced, move—now. Before President Obama lied about allowing you to keep your doctor and health insurance, he told his most famous fib: promising that he would never raise any form of taxes on anyone who earned […]

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Grow With the Flow

 

AMID THE CLATTER and clutter of official Washington’s daily dysfunction, a movement is slowly gathering steam to design and enact pro-growth tax reform that reduces marginal tax rates—which is to say, tax reform that is not a Trojan Horse for a tax increase. This has been a long time coming. In 1986 Ronald Reagan signed […]

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This Budget Battle Is All About 2014

 

BARACK OBAMA WOULD very much like to be president again. For two glorious years he stood athwart the nation backed by his Praetorian Guard: the Democrat supermajorities in the House and Senate. He could do anything. Obamacare. Financial regulation. Stimulus spending. Special deals for union bosses. Solyndra contracts for his bundlers. Then the annoying Republicans took […]

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Samuel Gompers Versus Reagan

 

Immigration is different. For 20 years, Republicans have come together to oppose higher taxes. Paul Ryan’s budget won the votes of all but two Republican members of Congress. Tort reform, deregulation, property rights, school choice, religious liberty, and even free trade unite almost everyone in the GOP. But immigration divides erstwhile allies. Some of the right’s loudest voices, […]

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No Internet Taxation Without Representation

 

THE KNIGHTS of the Round Table searched for the Holy Grail. Alchemists in the Middle Ages sought the secret of turning lead into gold. So too have politicians of all ages pursued their El Dorado: the tax that can be levied on people who cannot vote them out of office, taxation without representation. The Romans […]

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