David Mark writes for POLITICO: “House Republicans should back Speaker John Boehner’s debt ceiling bill, says Grover Norquist, a key figure in the conservative movement. The proposal, calling for $1 trillion in budget and spending cuts, is proving a major source of contention among House Republicans. House GOP leaders are rewriting the plan after the Congressional Budget Office reported cuts would be $150 billion lower than expected. The bill, which President Barack Obama has pledged to veto, is still worthy of support, said Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. ‘Boehner’s plan is the only way to bring spending down by the same amount the debt ceiling increases – without raising taxes,’ Norquist said Wednesday in POLITICO’s Arena. ‘It is a tremendous win for the forces of limited government.’”

Steve Krakauer posted for CNN: “Last night ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ focused on the debt crisis after President Barack Obama's speech and Speaker John Boehner's response. Grover Norquist didn't think the Obama speech addressed the issues that need to be discussed. ‘We still haven't seen a budget or a proposal from Obama for six, seven months now,’ Norquist told Piers Morgan. ‘He gave a political speech tonight…What we really need is some arithmetic with numbers written down.’”