Norquist: Negotiations look bright for conservatives
Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, argued Wednesday that Republicans have the advantage in current fiscal negotiations on Capitol Hill because of the acrossthe-board spending cuts currently in effect.
He likened the so-called “sequestration” cuts, which Democrats have criticized as arbitrary and unnecessarily deep, as a loosely fitting “choke collar” the GOP can employ as a tactic in lieu of agreeing to tax increases.
“This is what winning looks like,” the longtime anti-tax advocate said at the Washington Ideas Forum, when it was pointed out that fewer people are talking about his group’s no-tax-hike pledge these days. “Because the other team doesn’t talk about raising taxes.”