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Letter to the Editor
Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, 8:54 p.m.

It amazes me how one private citizen seemingly can control the U.S. government. Grover Norquist has the Republican Party wrapped around his finger with his no-tax pledge. In return for signing the pledge, Republicans receive outside campaign donations and ads to get elected. We saw this with Grover's latest recruit into his clique, Keith Rothfus, our new congressman,.

This no-tax pledge sounds great and it's popular. Rothfus signed the pledge and now his job is easy. He doesn't have to compromise with Democrats or the president. Any bill that raises taxes is automatically rejected. He is now controlled by Grover Norquist.

If compromising with Democrats to raise revenue from the wealthiest people and reduce our debt is out of the question, then my question is, why doesn't the GOP just nominate Norquist in 2016 to be president and elect a bunch of monkeys who can write an “X” as their signature?

The Republicans have allowed Grover Norquist to run their political lives. They've turned over their brain functions to one man.

Raymond Anthony

Fawn Township

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