Human assets and liabilities
Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform does not think much of the Heritage Foundation’s recent projection of the total cost of amnesty. Heritage figured a taxpayer cost of about $6 trillion over the next 50 years. Norquist takes many issues with this figure, including some that aren’t really problems with the report itself – for example, he criticizes the way other people have presented its conclusions | Read More »
I Have Seen Shameful Things
I am an immigration squish. There are jobs Americans won’t do at the existing price point. We have a real need in this country for unskilled workers who will pick domestic crops and do jobs Americans will not do for a low wage. I know a number of people who came here illegally who are harder workers than me, who love this country, and who | Read More »
Are We Close to a Fiscal Cliff Deal?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Conn Carroll to discuss the latest proposal in the never-ending Fiscal Cliff negotiations, whether Republicans would except a tax hike as part of a deal and if Boehner may lose his speakership.
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Pressure Builds for Republicans to Make a Fiscal Cliff Deal
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Aaron Blake to discuss Grover Norquist and the power he wields in Washington, deals to be made for the looming fiscal cliff, and an early look at the 2013 races for Governor in Virginia and New Jersey.
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Saxby Chambliss’s Fuzzy Math
Last Wednesday, speaking in reference to Grover Norquist’s tax pledge, Senator Saxby Chambliss revealed himself to be a big government statist. Then again, we always knew that. He told a local TV station that if we hold the line on the anti-tax pledge, “then we’ll continue in debt, and I just have a disagreement with him about that.” This line of thought is emblematic of | Read More »
Tech at Night: Harry Reid’s rush to pass an Internet power grab. LightSquared LOSES at the FCC thanks to Chuck Grassley?
I meant to talk about the cybersecurity bill on Monday as it’s a big story. But, it’s gotten even bigger since. You see, a broad spectrum of Republicans is coming out against it. Names like Kay Bailey Hutchison, John McCain, Mike Enzi, Saxby Chambliss, Jeff Sessions, and even Lisa Murkowski are against the crazy Rush Harry Reid and the Democrats are putting on the bill | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, Chuck Grassley
, dan lungren
, Dianne Feinstein
, Grover Norquist
, Harry Reid
, Jay Rockefeller
, Jeff Sessions
, Joe Lieberman
, John McCain
, kay bailey hutchison
, Lisa Murkowski
, Mike Enzi
, Net Neutrality
, Saxby Chambliss
, Suan Colins
Jihad-watchers beclowning themselves over Perry/Ismaili thing. [Updated]
Yeah. I’m kicking it Old School here: “anti-Idiotarian” is one of those terms of art from the far-off dawn of the blogosphere (which is to say, 2003 or so). Then again, a lot of the people who are going to be talked about here have been in the ‘sphere for that long; so keep that in mind. There’s a history here, and it’s not always | Read More »
Turns Out Grover Norquist Lobbied For Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
While heading Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist founded the lobbying firm of Janus-Meritt Strategies with David Safavian, the former Chief of Staff of the General Services Administration (GSA) who was convicted of lying to prosecutors during the Abramoff scandal and sentenced to prison. Safavian’s conviction was recently upheld. One of the more interesting clients for Mr. Norquist was Fannie Mae. In 2000, Janus Merit | Read More »
Sen. Coburn Didn’t Lie, But Grover Norquist’s Credibility Continues to Die.
Senator Tom Coburn !!!!!LIED HIS WAY INTO OFFICE!!!!! He made a deal with the Iniquitous Dick Durbin and joined his “Gang of Six”! He violated his pledge to Americans for Tax Reform, by even frequenting the same Senate Lavatory as these evil malefactors. He must be shamed. He will be stopped. And if you agree with any of the blither written above, you are about | Read More »
On Ethanol, Conservatives Should Stand With Tom Coburn
Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) are out to get rid of the ethanol subsidy. The subsidy was put into the tax code to make it much harder to get rid of. How much harder? Well, according to Grover Norquist, if we get rid of the ethanol subsidy, we are raising taxes. I’ve written before how Grover Norquist gets lots of money from | Read More »
Are you a loser? If you are the Heritage Foundation, Media Research Center, Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America, the American Principles Project, Jim DeMint, Jim Jordan, Rush Limbaugh (given his comments yesterday on CPAC), and others — you are losers. Grover Norquist says so. Norquist, last week, called those who chose not to participate in CPAC and those who share those views “losers.” | Read More »
This is Too Much For Me
I have, for me, shown an amazing amount of restraint in keeping my mouth shut on an issue about which I can stay silent no longer — GOProud and CPAC. RedState’s parent company, Eagle Publishing, Inc., is a long time sponsor of CPAC. RedState itself is helping FreedomWorks sponsor Bloggers Row. We were the sole sponsor of Bloggers Row last year. I will be speaking | Read More »
Really Grover? Losers?
As you will note from my posting over the past several weeks, I have declined to write about CPAC and the related controversy. RedState is assisting FreedomWorks in sponsoring Bloggers Row, but I have personally done my best to keep my head down and mouth shut. I’ll be speaking Friday at noon to the Young America’s Foundation luncheon. I’m happy to do so. Nonetheless, I’m | Read More »