Originally Posted by Direckshun
Thank you god.
In a step that may help crack open the partisan impasse on climate change, Grover Norquist, the influential lobbyist who has bound hundreds of Republicans to a pledge never to raise taxes, told National Journal that a proposed “carbon tax swap”—taxing carbon pollution in exchange for cutting the income tax—would not violate his pledge.
The problem is that creating a new “energy tax” would be viewed by some as political suicide. And Republicans who have signed Norquist’s pledge would be barred from supporting it.
“It’s possible you could structure something that wasn’t an increase and didn’t violate the pledge,” Norquist told National Journal.
Its one thing to be for or against this idea. But the power of Grover and this ****ing pledge are just ridiculous. "Can't do it--I signed a pledge to a lobbyist."--WTF? Grover and Rush own the Rs.