Grover Norquist should be prosecuted as a terrorist

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I believe that Grover Norquist should be prosecuted as a terrorist to the full extent of US Federal Law. For those who don’t know, Mr. Norquist is the head of Americans for Tax Reform, an organization essentially dedicated to the elimination of taxes or the institution of an unreasonably low tax rate.
I believe that Mr. Norquist should be prosecuted as a terrorist because he is essentially holding the United States Government hostage on raising taxes. His taxpayer protection pledge has the majority of Republican legislators by the short hairs on raising taxes. The Pledge says, in short, that the signee will never vote to raise taxes while in office. If the signee reneges on their pledge Americans for Tax Reform makes sure that the signee’s constituents know that they raised their taxes and essentially do everything they can to prevent that legislator’s reelection.
In other words, ATR holds the legislators hostage by virtually guaranteeing their defeat in the next election if they do something to piss off ATR.
Economic terrorism, as defined by Wikipedia, is this: “The… …coordinated and sophisticated or massive destabilizing actions in order to disrupt the economic and financial stability of a state, a group of states or a society (such as market oriented western societies) for ideological or religious motives. These actions, if undertaken, may be violent or not. They could have either immediate effects or carry psychological effects which in turn have economic consequences.”
Americans for Tax Reform, under the leadership of Grover Norquist has helped destabilize the US economy by preventing almost all tax increases, tax increases are desperately needed to help balance the budget, preventing their passage leads to further debt and economic destabilization.
I do not know if my country has any laws specifically regarding economic terrorism but I do know that holding a country’s budget hostage to your own selfish agenda is a really good way to piss off a lot of people who want to see it balanced.

Notes: I found this link regarding economic terrorism but since it was a blog I didn’t feel it appropriate to use as a source, in any case it makes for interesting reading: http://justanothercoverup.com/politics/economic-terrorism-is-a-weapon-of-mass-destruction-for-our-international-audience/
As some of you undoubtedly know from my previous forum postings I do have socialist leanings and would appreciate it if you attack my idea instead of me for being “a dumb kid” who has no idea what socialism is like or would do to America.
So, thank you for your time in reading this and thank you in advance for your well thought and repsectful replies.

 
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A lot of assumptions here.

A. Raising taxes is good for the economy.
B. This is the sole, or majority reason why taxes are being raised.
C. Ideologies can be considered dangerous.
D. Dangerous ideologies should be illegal.
E. The ATR holds the sway you claim it does.
F. A majority of voters are loyal to the ATR.

It’s a lot like arguments to ban fascist or community ideologies. It could even be applied to religions or atheism. Any belief that a person believes is dangerous or doesn’t understand could be twisted and called terrorism.

 
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lol…why the hell do u want more/higher taxes?
Like my great grandfather used to say:
Don’t ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever EVER vote for a tax. You don’t know where the hell the money is going. The proponents of the tax will never send the money to where they promised to send it. And the tax will NEVER go away…it will only keep growing.

Seriously…I hate taxes…

 
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Attempting to use information to keep taxes low and hold politicians to their pledges – that’s terrorism? I’m at a loss to even satirize this.

 
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Originally posted by scoopolard:

lol…why the hell do u want more/higher taxes?
Like my great grandfather used to say:
Don’t ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever EVER vote for a tax. You don’t know where the hell the money is going. The proponents of the tax will never send the money to where they promised to send it. And the tax will NEVER go away…it will only keep growing.

Seriously…I hate taxes…

Think of it this way:

Europe, like America, has a system that combines socialism and capitalism, but Europe leans more towards socialism. In Europe, all healthcare is provided by the government, many colleges cost nothing in tuition, they even have government funded nannies in some places.

In order th be able to provide all these things to the people at no charge, thier taxes are higher, but many places in Europe have a higher standard of living than America.

 
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^true

the only thing i keep getting out of all this is that AMerica needs a drastic overhaul of it’s political system.

absolute majority io pluralist fptp. and more transparancy of budgeting.

there is lots of national treasury that disappears without a trace. this shouldn’t happen.

 
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Originally posted by fma1:
Originally posted by scoopolard:

lol…why the hell do u want more/higher taxes?
Like my great grandfather used to say:
Don’t ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever EVER vote for a tax. You don’t know where the hell the money is going. The proponents of the tax will never send the money to where they promised to send it. And the tax will NEVER go away…it will only keep growing.

Seriously…I hate taxes…

Think of it this way:

Europe, like America, has a system that combines socialism and capitalism, but Europe leans more towards socialism. In Europe, all healthcare is provided by the government, many colleges cost nothing in tuition, they even have government funded nannies in some places.

In order th be able to provide all these things to the people at no charge, thier taxes are higher, but many places in Europe have a higher standard of living than America.

Please keep your socialism. I wish for no new taxes. I’ve had enough of them.