Anti-tax man Norquist defiant at “fiscal cliff” edge

Norquist, founder of the taxpayer advocacy group, Americans for Tax Reform, speaks during the Reuters Washington Summit in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prominent American anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist on Monday insisted that his movement was as strong as ever and that Congress would withstand pressure to raise taxes even if more Republican lawmakers are spurning his anti-tax pledge. A vast majority of elected Republicans have signed Norquist's "taxpayer protection pledge," launched in 1986, which commits them to voting against tax increases, and it became a sort of litmus test among U.S. conservatives. …

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