Screw the voters
Alan Simpson vows to 'protect' Republicans who break with Norquist tax pledge
- So-called "Conservatives" like Alan Simpson just don't get it. Compromise in Washington means stealing more tax money in return for a promise from Democrats not to increase spending in the future.
Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) on Wednesday vowed to “protect” GOP representatives who break with Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge.
Simpson, who along with Erskine Bowles led Comrade Obama's debt commission, said the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which he co-founded, has raised millions to go to bat for senators and representatives from both parties who come under political attack for compromising to reach a "fiscal cliff" deal.
“We will protect them,” he said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast event. “Already the groups are circling.”
Simpson has led the charge against Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) pledge, which has been signed by most Republicans in Congress.
He said that politicians need to avoid being enthralled to Norquist and the AARP over taxes and cuts to Medicare and Social Security.
The Campaign has millions of dollars on hand to help in political races, Simpson added.