Did anyone happen to catch Grover Norquist on NPR this morning? Grover is the president of Americans for Tax Reform, a conservative group who wants lower taxes and tax reform in the US. Grover is also credited with advising GW Bush on domestic fiscal policy.
All I can say is that this guy is a right wing freak. I personally feel bad for Terry Gross for having to interview this ass. During the interview, you could feel her sense of uneasiness of having to deal with this loon’s ramblings.
Keep in mind that I cannot find a transcript of the show, so all quotes are subject to error, but here we go.
When asked about he repealing of the estate tax, Grover compared the estate tax to the holocaust. Terry interrupted him as asked him if he really did compare the tax to the holocaust. The backpedaling began. After rambling, he stated that the estate tax would only affect 6% of the US populace, which happens to be about the same population ratio of the Jews in Germany before WWII. Then he states that the tax is racist being that it is targeted at a minority.
When Grover was asked about the privatization of government jobs, he said that if having people on the government’s payroll was good, then the USSR, East Germany, and some other eastern block country would have been rich and prosperous.
When asked about how the states would pay for homeland defense, he stated that local governments were not smart enough to use the federal funding.
Where does someone with such crazy ass notions become powerful enough to warp fiscal policy towards his will? Is he drinking the same tap water as Anne Coulter?
To me, this freak sounds like he has a cabin in Montana where he hides out, feeding on dessert storm surplus k rations, during democratic administrations. Please tell me that republicans in general don’t use this man as a source of republican anti-tax dogma. Please tell me that conservatives are wise enough in their old ways to see this man is a loon.