On June 30, 2010, Grover G. Norquist testified before the Simpson-Bowles National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform as President of Americans for Tax Reform. The Commission ostensibly exists to bring fiscal prudence to Washington, but because it refuses to recognize that the U.S. suffers from an over-spending crisis, it will return with new and innovative ways to saddle the American population with a crushing tax burden after the election cycle.

To combat the Commission’s misconceptions, Norquist outlined the reasons why the present fiscal crisis comes from an overspending problem, not from deficits, why tax rates should not be raised, and several ways to cut spending and foster growth. His complete set of proposals can be found here.

ATR has also posted his suggestions to America Speaking Out, a community initiative for ideas and consideration by engaged citizens and legislators, and ATR encourages all to read and interact with the plans offered. All of the proposals have the tag “atr” and can be found here.