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Pledge cracking

November 29, 2012
The Journal

For 20 years Grover Norquist and his Americans for Tax Reform have ruled the Republican Party with their "No Tax Increase" pledge. Republican politicians with any designs on national office were so wary of being associated with a tax hike that Gov. Tim Pawlenty famously approved a budget with what he called a tobacco "user fee" increase in order to maintain his political aspirations.

 
 
 

 

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