As reported by Emily Miller in The Washington Times regarding President Obama’s speech at a Hollywood fundraiser on Monday evening, “Mr. Obama’s latest effort to tax, borrow and spend the country into prosperity may play well at a Tinseltown fundraiser, but the rest of us aren’t about to buy into the sequel to last season’s massive $825 billion stimulus flop. America needs lower taxes and less regulation, not more of the same.” Responding to Obama’s remarks, Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform explained, “The reason that Obama likes to say ‘tax the rich’ is the same reason that magicians like to distract you while they steal your wallet,”. “There aren’t enough billionaires to raise an interesting amount of money. He intends to hit a broad base of millions of Americans with significant tax increases.”
Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, will be a judge at the annual Funniest Celebrity in Washington competition, held on November 30 at the DC Improv. Patrick Gavin of Politico reports: “Previous contestants have included Joe Lieberman, Oliver North, Tom Daschle, Chris Matthews, Arlen Specter, Dennis Kucinich, Ed Gillespie, Tucker Carlson, Paul Begala and George Stephanopoulos”. “This year’s proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure”.
Seth McLaughlin of The Washington Times reports: “Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform said Mr. Christie has raised the bar for other governors by balancing the state budget, opposing tax increases and reshaping the state pension system to reduce unfunded liabilities. As for a Christie candidacy, Mr. Norquist said he’s torn. ‘I think New Jersey is worth saving, and only Chris Christie as governor for another five years can do it,’ he said. ‘And we do not lose Chris Christie as a potential presidential candidate in the future by not having him run this time’.”
As reported in Talking Points Memo: “In an open letter to Warren Buffett – -one of the most influential wealthy Americans to argue deficits should be reduced by raising taxes on people like him – – Norquist tells him to pipe down and just cut the government a check.. You have mentioned in passing that you feel unhappy that you do not pay enough money to the government each year in taxes. ‘As it turns out, you don’t need to wait for President Obama to sign legislation raising taxes on you,’ Norquist writes. ‘You can open up your checkbook right now, write a check payable to the United States Treasury, and drop it in the nearest mailbox (or just hand it to your (“secretary”)’. ‘Once you’ve sent the check, I would be glad to help spread the word. The many others who believe the government can spend their money better than they can will be inspired by your example, “Norquist writes. “As a convenience to you, I’ve enclosed an envelope pre-addressed to the U.S. Treasury. You’ll have to take care of the stamp yourself, however.”
Peter Schroder reports the The Hill: “Anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist tells Buffett he can pay more taxes voluntarily if he likes. Billionaire Warren Buffett has told the president he should pay more in taxes. Anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist has told Buffett: Why Wait? In a letter sent to the Berkshire Hathaway chairman Wednesday, Norquist informed Buffett that if he is so itching to hand more money to Uncle Sam, he can do it right now by writing a check to the federal government. ‘You can open up your checkbook right now, write a check payable to the United States Treasury, and drop it in the nearest mailbox (or just hand it to your ‘secretary’). Problem solved,’ Norquist wrote. ‘Once you’ve sent the check, I would be glad to help spread the word’, he wrote. ‘The many others who believe the government can spend their money better than they can will be inspired by your example.’ He even included an envelope pre-addressed to the Treasury Department – but told Buffett he’d have to spring for the stamp himself.”
As reported by Jennifer Harper of The Washington Times, Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, has written an open letter to billionaire investor Warren Buffett: “As it turns out, you don’t need to wait for President Obama to sign legislation raising taxes on you. You can open up your checkbook right now, write a check payable to the United States Treasury, and drop it in the nearest mailbox – or just hand it to your ‘secretary’. Problem solved.” The Treasury states, “Citizens who wish to make a general donation to the U.S. government may send contributions to a specific account called ‘Gifts to the United States.’ This account was established in 1843 to accept gifts, such as bequests, from individuals wishing to express their patriotism to the United States,” the Treasury states.