Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” hosted by Chuck Todd to discuss the successes of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s tax cuts. An excerpt of his remarks is below:
“If you want your taxes higher, vote for a Democrat governor. If you want your taxes lowered, vote for a Republican governor. Right now, it’s overwhelmingly Republican governors in the country, and the people who are losing are guys like in Illinois, a Democrat who’s raised taxes too much in the state.”
Mike Lillis of The Hill wrote an article following Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist’s appearance on “Meet the Press.”
“They’ve had 57,000 jobs in the private sector created in Kansas; they’ve actually been spending more money, each year in the state, on education than in the past,” he said.
“The reason why the entire left in the country has jumped on top of Kansas is they have provided a model, a successful model, that will phase out the income tax,” Norquist added.
Newsmax’s Greg Richter covered the debate between Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist and liberal author Thomas Frank this weekend on “Meet the Press.”
Norquist pointed out that there are 30 states with GOP governors who have cut taxes more than $30 billion over the past four years. The 20 states with Democratic governors have raised taxes $40 billion.
Those losing, Norquist said, are Democrats such as Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and even one Republican, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett