Chambliss latest Republican to break with anti-tax lobbyist

U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee vice chairman Senator Chambliss leaves after former CIA Director Petraeus testified in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senator Saxby Chambliss this week became the latest Republican lawmaker to loosen his ties to Grover Norquist, the anti-tax lobbyist famous for getting elected officials to sign a "taxpayer protection pledge." The rebellion, albeit a modest one, comes as Republicans prepare to negotiate with Democrats and President Barack Obama on a deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff – some $ 600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts set to start jolting the economy at the beginning of 2013. …




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