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By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

Obama has been perhaps the most partisan President since Truman. He hasn't learned to be civil - note his insulting speech to Paul Ryan, who did us the courtesy of scoring a budget. The president has to talk to Republicans when it comes to the debt ceiling. He has reached the debt ceiling before anyone expected.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

I think it's very important to always make sure that you're talking to the entire coalition and to as many Americans as possible; not to go chasing after one little group or another. The Democrats would bring new groups into their party and not notice that larger groups are going out the back door.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Grover Norquist

We want [government] down to the size to where it would fit in a bathtub, and then it could worry about what we were up to.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

Once the minority of House and Senate are comfortable in their minority status, they will have no problem socializing with the Republicans. Any farmer will tell you that certain animals run around and are unpleasant, but when they've been fixed, then they are happy and sedate. They are contented and cheerful. They don't go around peeing on the furniture and such.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

My ideal citizen is the self-employed, homeschooling, IRA-owning guy with a concealed-carry permit. Because that person doesn't need the goddamn government for anything.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

Obsessions turn people off.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Grover Norquist

I know the activists I deal with, we sort of try and check each other to make sure that we haven't gone native, that you come to Washington thinking it's a cesspool, you don't want to end up thinking it's really a hot tub and getting used to it. So that's something one has to keep an eye on all the time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Grover Norquist

Clinton and Obama practice this politics known quaintly as the Richard Speck strategy: if you cannot take on everyone in the room at once, take them out of the room one at a time.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Grover Norquist

I run a taxpayer group - the most powerful guy in D.C., nonsense. OK? There are buildings with thousands of people in them, all lobbying for more spending and higher levels of spending and more government commitments. And there are a handful - a handful of groups that fight for less spending.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Grover Norquist

I don't think Republicans will be fooled into taking this necessary spending and using it to oppose pro-growth tax cuts, using this tragedy and those deaths for his own political desires.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Grover Norquist

We are trying to change the tones in the state capitals, and turn them toward bitter nastiness and partisanship.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Grover Norquist

Could I ask if there’s anything in between Step One and Step Two? ‘Oh ye of little faith.’

By Anonym 13 Sep

Grover Norquist

Home schoolers do not wish to force other parents to home school. Gun owners do not insist that others buy guns, or that hunting be promoted as an alternative lifestyle. It is not the National Rifle Association out lobbying to have government schools read books entitled 'Heather Has Two Hunters' to preschoolers. It is, in fact, the Left that now strives to use state power to impose its morality by forcing all taxpayers to pay for abortions and public "art" that mocks people of faith. It is the Left that forces parents to pay for government schools where they do not wish to send their children.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Grover Norquist

I don't want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Grover Norquist

When I became 21, I decided that nobody learned anything about politics after the age of 21.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

Look, the center right coalition in American politics today is best understood as a coalition of groups and individuals that on the issue that brings them to politics what they want from the government is to be left alone.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Grover Norquist

They tax when you earn a dollar, they tax you when you save it, they tax you when you invest it. If you earn a dividend, they tax it again, and if you're stupid enough to die, they steal up to half.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Grover Norquist

The tax issue is the most powerful issue in American politics going back to the Tea Party. People say, 'Oh, Grover Norquist has power.' No. Grover Norquist and Americans for Tax Reform focus on the tax issue. The tax issue is a powerful issue.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

People are an asset, not a liability. The United States is the most immigrant-friendly nation in the world and the richest country in the world. This is not a coincidence. Those voices that would make us less immigrant-friendly would make us less successful, less prosperous and certainly less American.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

One of the reasons some of the advocates of ever larger government and more government intrusiveness get nervous about discussions of the actual cost of government is that they fear if the people had a discussion about what government costs, the true cost of taxes, that they might not want as much government as they are presently getting.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Grover Norquist

I read murder mysteries. I exercise 40 minutes a day. I watch videotapes while I exercise. I listen to audiotapes when I am in my car. And I try to stay in three different centuries.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

Obama wants to take the individual small business tax to 44 percent, and the corporate rate - he says - down to 28 percent or whatever. But that really damages the small businesses. And it doesn't make us competitive. You got to take them both down to 20, because state and local corporate taxes are 5 percent.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

I was an anti-communist before I was political in other ways.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Grover Norquist

Democrats are people who raise your taxes and spend your money on weird stuff. They steal your guns, and they spit on your faith.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Grover Norquist

The question is: How do we reduce spending from 25% of GDP, which is where Obama put us? The focus is on total government spending. Can we bring it down, in a reasonable and politically acceptable way? That's what the Paul Ryan plan does. It puts us on a gradual reform path to reducing the size of government.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Grover Norquist

Well, certainly the Democrats have been arguing to raise the capital gains tax on all Americans. Obama says he wants to do that. That would slow down economic growth. It's not necessarily helpful to the economy. Every time we've cut the capital gains tax, the economy has grown. Whenever we raise the capital gains tax, it's been damaged.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Grover Norquist

Every time you cut programs, you take away a person who has a vested interest in high taxes and you put him on the tax rolls and make him a taxpayer. A farmer on subsidies is part welfare bum, whereas a free-market farmer is a small businessman with a gun.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Grover Norquist

All we have to do is replace Obama. ... We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don't need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. ... We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don't need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Grover Norquist

What Mae West said about sex is true about taxes. All tax cuts are good tax cuts; even bad tax cuts are good tax cuts.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

The Democratic Party might be called the Takings Coalition, made up of groups that want the government to take from American citizens -- usually cash -- and keep it for itself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Grover Norquist

Alexander Hamilton has been on the $10 since 1928, he's been well honored by the country, he was a great Secretary of the Treasury. But of all the people on the currency, the only one who isn't a president.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Grover Norquist

The RNC has made a concerted effort to work with their allies with a real focus on what we can do to equip candidates with the resources to win in 2014 and beyond. There isn't a week that goes by that I don't see someone from the RNC at our weekly coalition meeting. Keep up the good work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Grover Norquist

If the Republican Party works with the Hispanic community, the immigrant community, they're natural allies. People who came to this country are more freedom-loving and more American than people who just happened to be born here.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Grover Norquist

This thought-provoking novel portrays the absurdity of our overbearing government bureaucracy with a story that is entertaining and fast-paced. The Taxman Cometh will become part of our national dialogue about taxes and freedom. And it’s funny as hell. Author Jim Greenfield is a cross between Ayn Rand and Monty Python. If enough people read this hilarious ‘man versus state’ book, the IRS will be put out of business, which is okay with me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Grover Norquist

I'm for tax reform, not tax increases.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

The future of the Republican Party, all the different folks looking to lead the Republican Party at the national level in the future, recognize we should do immigration reform.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

Less government, less regulation, lower taxes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

I want to reduce the size of government in half as a percentage of GNP - gross national product - over the next 25 years. We want to reduce the number of people depending on government so there is more autonomy and more free citizens.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Grover Norquist

There are a number of people who won't be president in 2009, and Mark Warner is one of them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Grover Norquist

We plan to pick up another five seats in the Senate and hold the House through redistricting through 2012. And rather than negotiate with the teachers’ unions and the trial lawyers and the various leftist interest groups, we intend to break them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

Spending is not caring. Spending is what politicians do instead of caring. Spending more does not guarantee success. Politicians like to measure spending because it is easier than measuring actual metrics of accomplishment.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

The goal is to reduce the size and scope of government spending, not to focus on the deficit. The deficit is the symptom of the disease.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

Taxes are the killing fields of Democrats.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

No Republican could expect to win the GOP nod after betraying his party's rank and file.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Grover Norquist

Being married is kind of like being a Ken-doll; you don't get to dress yourself anymore.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Grover Norquist

Government should enforce rule of law. It should enforce contracts, it should protect people bodily from being attacked by criminals. And when the government does those things, it is facilitating liberty. When it goes beyond those things, it becomes destructive to both human happiness and human liberty.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Grover Norquist

It's the Democrats whose position is that the only problem in Washington, D.C., is the peasants aren't sending enough cash in for the king to spend.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Grover Norquist

Twenty-five years ago, I created the Taxpayer Protection Pledge at the federal level. Then I brought it to the state and local level. About 97 percent of the Republicans in the House and 85 percent in the Senate have signed on, and the number of candidates who have taken the pledge is even higher. It's become a party position.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Grover Norquist

This always confuses liberals, that conservatives like the military and don't like the bureaucracy. That's because the military has their guns pointed out and the bureaucracy has them pointed in.