Sunday, November 25, 2012
Over The Cliff And Through The Woods To Grover's House We Go
Just as one evil Republican, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, tried to steal the recent election, another evil Republican--someone named Grover Norquist--is trying to ruin any chance of returning fiscal sanity to the U.S. Who is Grover Norquist? Just a tubby lackey for super-rich conservatives. He is not an elected official; he does not hold any office. He is simply the guy who forces all real office holders (at least Republicans) to pledge to never raise taxes. He came to prominence with the Bushies, and he continues to hold the country hostage. One thing we need to reduce the deficit is tax reform (read: tax the living hell out of millionaires and billionaires). But Grover Norquist is holding that stupid pledge over the heads of House Republicans. If they vote to raise taxes on the rich, Grover promises to bring hellfire and damnation down on their heads (read: no more campaign money from rich right-wing donors). Ironically, if Grover succeeds, he will precipitate his own demise. Like all Republicans, he is blissfully unaware of his own obsolescence. If taxes aren't raised as part of some Obama/House deal, then we are going over the fiscal cliff...which means the Bush tax cuts will expire, and we will all be paying higher taxes. To that I say, "Bring it." I'm willing to pay my fair share as long as the top 2% are paying theirs. And as a bonus, Grover will be an endangered species, just like the other muppet that Republicans hate--Big Bird.