You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade now to a modern browser in order to benefit of all our site's features: Chrome, FireFox, Opera, Safari or Internet Explorer. [Close]

The Official Blog of Fox News Channel

Grover Norquist Reacts to GOP's Growing Resistance to Anti-Tax Pledge

Grover Norquist is facing resistance from the Republican Party for his anti-tax pledge. Norquist, who is the lobbyist and president of Americans for Tax Reform, appeared on Your World today to respond to the criticism he’s receiving from the GOP.

He argued, “There are two ways that you can damage the economy. One is to increase marginal tax rates. […] NFIB, the small business group said it would kill 700,000 jobs off the bat, probably worse than that.”

The other way to damage the economy

, Norquist explained, is to eliminate more than a trillion dollars worth of deductions in credits. “That’s what the other team wants,” he warned, “If you do that, you’ve just killed tax reform for a generation. Why? How do you ever get the rates down if you don’t have the deductions in credits?”

To those elected officials who took the pledge and are now backing away from it, Norquist says, “They need to focus on reforming government, not on raising taxes to pay for bigger government each year.”

Watch the rest of his interview below:

Leave a Comment0

Today's Front Page Stories

Don't want to keep checking back here for the latest from Fox News? That's cool. We'll come to you ...

Connect with Fox News


Stay connected with the most-trusted name in cable news through exclusive videos, blogs, polls, contests and behind-the-scene details.

Get More Fox!

Fox News Launches Redesigned App for iPhones, Androids

Now it's easier and faster than ever to keep up with the most powerful name in news wherever you are. Download the redesigned Fox News Channel app today on your iPhone or Android to watch Fox News and Fox Business Network live on your device! Click here for more information on how you can get the Fox News app.

Fox News Presents: 'My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck'

Fox News Channel presents an exciting new feature series, My America with Elisabeth Hasselbeck. From the quirky to the inspirational, "My America" will reveal who we are as a nation – driven, passionate and uniquely American. Check out the latest installment: an inside look at Mutton Bustin!

Greta Is Wired! is the official blog of Greta Van Susteren. Get Greta’s breaking news alerts, pictures, videos, polls, and behind-the-scenes exclusives. Plus, speak out on open threads, as well as the live chat page. Connect to the GretaWire community ... and to Greta herself!