Daily Media Spotlight November 30, 2010
Grover Norquist appears in The American Spectator with ‘Tea Timing Republicans’: “The Tea Party movement is the fifth major wave of immigration into the modern Republican Party since World War II. The Tea Party movement became the party of opposition and then grafted itself to the backbone of the modern Republican Party as it approached the 2010 elections. The Tea Party movement has proved it strengthens the Center-Right… In contrast to the observation of the results of Stalin's purge trials where it was said there would now be fewer, but better, communists, the Tea Party activism in Republican primaries and the November 2 election will result in more and better Reagan Republicans.
The Providence Journal’s Edward Achorn highlights a recent study by ATR’s own Josh Culling, noting that, “Failing states have Americans voting with their feet… states likely to gain U.S. House seats this decade through growing population and congressional reapportionment — Texas, Florida, Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington — have significantly lower taxes, less government spending and greater employment freedom than those losing power at the federal level.”
From The Washington Times, a few observations on the evolving race for RNC Chairman: “Behold, a new set of virtues for the Grand Old Party: "Efficient, relevant, professional and credible." So says Ann Wagneron announcing her bid to chair the Republican National Committee… the second declared aspirant to replace current chairman Michael S. Steele. The other hopeful at this point is former Republican chairman from Michigan, Saul Anuzis…” The Washington Times goes on to note, for those remaining undeclared, “Everyone better hustle, though. The Americans for Tax Reformcandidate debate at the National Press Club is just 34 days away.”
In U.S. News and World Report, Peter Roff asks, ‘What Happens If the Bush Tax Cuts Expire?’ Well? “The folks at Americans for Tax Reform, a non-partisan coalition of taxpayers and taxpayer groups who oppose all tax increases, released… a helpful reminder of just what is at stake in the debate over extending the current tax rates, which are set to expire at year’s end… If Congress doesn’t act, everyone who pays taxes will see a tax hike in their first paycheck of the year,” ATRsays. ‘The tax hike will hit the small business sector especially-hard, since small businesses pay taxes at the individual tax rates. You can’t raise taxes on people without also raising taxes on small employers.’”