Or, how’s this—is the GOP telling Grover Norquist to jump off his own cliff instead because arguably without raising revenues through taxes, the country could easily drop into another recession?
The answer to borh questions appear to be—well, kinda yes.
"No one is caving," Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Sunday. "For 20 years Democrats have tried over and over to trick Republicans into breaking the pledge. It hasn't happened. This isn't my first rodeo."11:21 AM 11/26/2012
It might not be his first rodeo but this one and this time powerful elected officials are beginning to buck the bronco. "I will violate the pledge," said South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham Sunday during an appearance on ABC's "This Week." This violation has a price, however. Democrats must agree to overhauling federal spending.
So far, President Obama and Congressional Democrats have not shown their hands however Speaker Boehner did indicate that he could support an undetermined increased revenues, without specifying taxes. However, the Speaker also said Obamacare should be put on the table which appears unlikely, if not a pipe dream given the recent election and the US Supreme Court.
Obviously, Washington republicans are not going to budge unless the people want them to do so, especially, of course Republicans .
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