October 03, 2003
Fresh Air: Friday - October 3, 2003
The Other Side
Grover Norquist is the head of Americans for Tax Reform, and organization that, as you might have guessed, thinks we pay too much in taxes and devotes tons of time, money, & influence to reduce the Federal tax rates.
Grover Norquist has also said he really wants to reduce the size of government until it's small enough to, "drown in the bathtub".
Norquist is, in many ways, the mastermind behind the Bush tax policy.
Here, in an interview he conducted on NPR this week, Norquist states such gems as
the American people and The Government are two separate and antagonist entities. I guess he missed that whole "of the people, by the people, for the people" business, huh?
I'm always a little scared of really rich guys who think the government does too much. I wonder what's illegal now that Grover & his buddies really want to do. Paul Krugman seems to have an idea, and it's not pretty.