• Will the Republican Anti-Tax Pledge Crumble?

    Used to be, you could count on a politician to honor his non-binding contract with the head of a small but well-funded 501(c)(4) organization.

    Looks like those days are in the past

    Over the weekend, two veteran Republican lawmakers went on ABC’s This Week to announce that they are willing to buck Grover Norquist's famous anti-tax pledge for a deal on the "fiscal cliff," according to the Los Angeles Times.

    Said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), "I will violate the pledge for the good of the country only if Democrats will do entitlement reform."

    Said Rep. Peter King (R-NY), "A pledge you signed 20 years ago, 18 years ago, is for that Congress. For instance, if I were in Congress in 1941, I would have supported a declaration of war against Japan. I’m not going to attack Japan today."

    Oh, sure, Peter King, you say you won't attack Japan now, but you've already proven that your word is no good. So, how do we know that you won't suddenly change your mind and start rampaging through the streets of Tokyo, trampling buildings underfoot?

    Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Grover Norquist, Lindsey Graham, Republicans, Taxes


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