Grover Norquist predicts bigger tax and spending battles on the horizon

Norquist’s organization, Americans for Tax Reform, has obtained the signatures of all but 13 Republican members of Congress on his Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a commitment to oppose attempts to create a net increase in federal taxes.  

He credited his pledge as playing a major role in causing Republicans in both chambers to refuse to consider any legislation with tax hikes as part of a deal to lift the debt ceiling.

In Wednesday’s speech, Norquist also declared victory in that latest battle. 

“We won the last six and a half months,” said Norquist. "From where we were heading, we took $2.5 trillion off the table."

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