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Norquist on Tax (Hayek 2013)

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  • Policy area: Tax and fiscal policy

Grover Norquist (Twitter: @GroverNorquist) is president of the Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan's request. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government. It opposes higher taxes at federal, state and local levels and supports tax reform that moves towards taxing consumed income one time, at one rate. ATR organises the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which asks all candidates for federal and state office to commit themselves in writing to the American people to oppose all tax increases. In the 113th Congress, 219 House members and 39 Senators have taken the pledge. On the state level, 14 governors and 1,035 state legislators have taken the pledge.