“Republicans characterized the target in different terms. A ‘meager 0.0025 percent,’ said House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio. ‘Pathetic joke,’ said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.”
The St. Petersburg Times has been following developments as the Florida legislature considers tax increases. They discuss ATR’s efforts to protect lower income smokers who are inordinately effected by cigarette taxes.
“Grover Norquist is stepping up the heat on House Republicans to turn back the Senate’s proposed cigarette tax. ‘A tax increase is a tax increase no matter what it is called,’ Norquist writes in a letter.”