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November 27, 2012


Behind The Pledge

ABC News has a good backgrounder on Grover Norquist's tax pledge, the short document which looms large over the fiscal cliff negotiations.

"Known in Republican circles simply as 'The Pledge,' the Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) Taxpayer Protection Pledge has steered GOP tax policy for decades, applying pressure to any candidate, lawmaker, or president who would raise taxes. If tax rates aren't at stake, the pledge is equally unforgiving to those who would limit deductions, even as a tradeoff, as Republicans are now being asked to do by Democrats and President Obama."

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