As reported in POLITICO's Arena at the conclusion of President Obama’s speech today, Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform weighed in:  “Obama wants to increase taxes. This is a surprise?

Obama/Reid/Pelosi created a massive overspending problem. Raising taxes does not reduce spending. Raising taxes is what politicians do rather than reduce spending.

After the failure of Stimulus One we are offered Stimulus Two. And threats of higher taxes. This entire effort is a violation of campaign finance laws: this gift to Rick Perry and Mitt Romney is way above McCain/Feingold campaign finance limits.”