Kick Grover Norquist out of Congress!!

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Grover Norquist is the president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR): an extreme right-wing anti-government lobbying group who's only concerned with shifting Wealth acumulation to the rich, and building-up the military-industrial complex. In January 17, 1961, Pres. Eisenhower warned the nation of those who seek a growing military-industrial complex: from his farewell speech, "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."

ATR front-man, Norquist, claims that the group avocates for U.S. taxpayers; though, it has an anti-government mission statement with the primary goal of eliminating the function of government EXCEPT for the Defence Department which he proposes to do "by limiting tangible policy solutions" thoughout. Then Norquist said that he has fourteen "proven" ways to reduce the size of our government. And, he has already laid out this stragey in his testimony before Pres. Obama's Fiscal Commission in June 2010...!! Therefore since the Fiscal Commission began, Norquist has been working closely with its members to advance ATR policies! Is this the military–industrial complex that Pres. Eisenhower warned us about?
http://fiscalaccountability.org/spending-cuts-start-a1499#

From Wikipedia: Military–industrial complex (MIC) is a concept commonly used to refer to policy and monetary relationships between legislators, national armed forces, and the industrial sector that supports them. These relationships include political contributions, political approval for defense spending, lobbying to support bureaucracies, and beneficial legislation and oversight of the industry. It is a type of iron triangle.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military-industrial_complex

Drilling down, ATR is actually a lobbying group funded by the uber wealthy. Grover Norquist is a influencial lobbyist on Capitol Hill; he's allowed to attend meetings with Pres. Obama's Fiscal Commission; and he presented a writen proposal for the deficit resolution. Norquist is having Congressmen sign an ATR anti-government contract that he authored which defunds government functions. Norquist is also responsible for the wave of elected Tea Party members who are enthusiastic about cutting all "entitlement" programs. Not surprising, since ATR and the Tea Party alliance are lobbyists funded by the billionair Koch brothers, the giant tobacco industry and other mega-corporations. There is something inherently wrong with powerful interest groups who are undermining American democracy by actively propositioning U.S. polcies!.
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Americans_for_Tax_Reform_and_Big_Tobacco

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And dont forget Eisenhower's other famous quote :

"Every dollar spent by the government must be paid for either by taxes or by more borrowing with greater debt. The only way to make more tax cuts now is to have bigger and bigger deficits and to borrow more and more money. Either we or our children will have to bear the burden of this debt. This is one kind of chicken that always comes home to roost. An unwise tax cutter, my fellow citizens, is no real friend of the taxpayer."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower” -in his refusal to lower the top tax rate from 92%! Now its 35% and today's GOP wants it cut to 25%!

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Thank you for the excellent quote. Pres. Eiaenhower was a truly brilliant man.

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Thank you for the excellent quote. Pres. Eiaenhower was a truly brilliant man.

It is truly mind boggling and sad how far the GOP has degenerated since Eisenhower.

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