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Why does Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, get to direct tax policy in this country?Norquist has convinced 41 of 47 sitting Republican U.S. Senators to sign a no-tax-increase-pledge. That's a pledge to never increase taxes. Ever. And that's just plain crazy.More than that, Grover considers the elimination of a tax expenditure - which is a tax break given to a group that lawmakers feel is special - a tax increase. Even the stupid ones. Or the unnecessary ones like the credit for ethanol that doesn't do much to promote biofuels, but is a boon to corn growers.
View TaxAnalysts' Chris Bergin's opinion in its entirety on TAX.com.
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