Norquist controls Rothfus, GOP
Published: Sunday, December 9, 2012, 8:54 p.m.
Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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.
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Raymond, you have misjudged Keith Rothfus severely. He is not standing firm against increased taxes because of allegience some powerful party boss. He is responding to the constituents who elected him to Congress largely because he promised not to vote to increase taxes. Your political position is showing. You are apparently one of those individuals who support Barack Obama in his quest to punish success and "redistribute the wealth". And your bias is causing you to overlook Obama's inflexibility on the matter. If you do your arithmetic, you will find that taxing the so-called rich Americans will do little or nothing to get this country out of the debt that Obama has worsened during his first term and is on his way to worsening even further in the next four years. The way to increase revenue is to get more people working and on the tax rolls and to get more businesses up and running and making profits from which they will pay taxes. So, who is the obstructionist? The conservatives in Congress who refuse to yield to BHO's Marxist agenda? Or is it the President who is causing the roadblock because of his absurd hatred for capitalism and his need to show his liberal disciples that he will take from the rich to the poor instead of allowing private enterprise to function and reduce the number of poor by giving them jobs and facilitating them to pay THEIR fair share.
Submitted by: Robert on Sunday, December 9, 2012
In your rush to marginalize Congressman-elect Rothfus you failed to realize that his pledge is to the voters and taxpayers that voted for and elected him. Many of us don’t give a hoot about Norquist, but we do want a Congressman that realizes we have a spending, not a revenue problem.