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MiddletownMarty

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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 7:06:24 AM

Chambliss fires off on Norquist's anti-tax pledge


A top Republican U.S. senator brushed off the anti-tax pledge pushed by activist Grover Norquist and embraced widely for years by GOP lawmakers.

"I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge," Sen. Saxby Chambliss told Georgia television station WMAZ, a CNN affiliate, on Wednesday. "If we do it his way, then we'll continue in debt and I just have a disagreement with him about that."




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noseatbelt
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 5:51:47 PM

I have heard more than one of them say, that it depends on obama cutting spending. So far about all we hear out of obama is raise taxes on the wealthy, something, the cbo, and many economists, say will add several thousand workers to unemployment, and will do little or nothing to shrink our debt.
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 5:32:47 PM

GOP resistance to anti-tax pledge grows

More and more, conservative Republicans in Congress are breaking from a pledge they signed years earlier against any kind of tax increase or additional tax revenue.

Facing the so-called fiscal cliff of automatic tax hikes and deep across-the-board spending cuts at the end of the year, the GOP legislators are signaling their willingness to cut a deal with President Barack Obama and Democrats that would include more money for the government.

The overall numbers remain relatively small -- a handful of senators and House members -- but they include influential veterans such as Sens. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, along with Rep. Peter King of New York.

"We don't generate enough revenue," Graham declared Sunday on ABC, officially disagreeing with the Taxpayer Protection Pledge he signed at the behest of anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist.

Others who have rejected the strict dogma of the Norquist pledge include Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Bob Corker of Tennessee, as well as Rep. Scott Rigell of Virginia, who was elected in the tea party wave of 2010 and recently re-elected.


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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 5:31:13 PM

Graham says he'd break no-tax 'pledge'

A leading Republican senator said Sunday he's willing to break the no-tax pledge promoted by activist Grover Norquist if Democrats are willing to help pass spending reforms on government programs like Social Security and Medicare.
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Teslukbla
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 9:40:14 AM

Chambliss and Coburn are pragmatists.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 8:27:49 AM

That makes two prominent GOP senators, Coburn and now Chambliss. Coburn has been speaking against the pledge for some time now.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 8:08:54 AM

Does this mean that the GOP will take Norquest out of their Pledge of Allegence and put the USA back in?
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