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  •  Not even the sainted trinity of Hayek, Von Mises.. (3+ / 0-)
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    and Milton Friedman, ever stated that governments shouldn't levy necessary revenues through taxation. Norquist is a product of the Republican Party, he wasn't supposed to control it, they created him to use as a foile and he became their "Frankenstein's Monster." Norquist will be broken by the course of events but we will pay a heavy price in the meantime.

    "Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are..." George Santayana

    by KJG52 on Sat Jul 02, 2011 at 06:33:17 PM PDT

    •  I hope (2+ / 0-)
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      the Norquist trance,

      will be broken soon.

      Someone on the Conservative side,
      needs to break the spell.

      What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
      -- Maslow ...... my list.

      by jamess on Sat Jul 02, 2011 at 06:36:30 PM PDT

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      •  Fighting Words... (3+ / 0-)
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        No-tax-hike pledge creates Republican rift, potential roadblock to deficit deal

        Coburn has been the most visible Republican to challenge Norquist, perhaps the country’s most influential anti-tax advocate, but other Republicans have been willing to discuss a budget deal that would include raising more money through taxes, along with making deep spending cuts, to help reduce the deficit.

        These include stalwart conservatives such as Sens. Saxby Cham­bliss (R-Ga.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho). And on the ethanol issue, Coburn has drawn support from such conservative-movement fixtures as the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal editorial board.

        And even some House leaders, including Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.), have left the door open to negotiation...

        The tensions between Nor­quist’s Americans for Tax Reform and Coburn’s office have intensified, with each side sending the other terse, accusatory letters claiming to be the true conservatives. Coburn charges that the tax pledge, as interpreted by Norquist, is inflexible, and Coburn’s spokesman now labels Norquist the “chief cleric of sharia tax law.”

        May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

        by msmacgyver on Sat Jul 02, 2011 at 07:28:09 PM PDT

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