Senate Democrats

Grover: Toomey Offer On Revenues ‘Merely A Ploy’


Grover Norquist let slip what everyone already suspected: the Toomey offer to the Super Committee was “merely a ploy,” and Republicans really aren’t serious about including revenues in any agreement.

The Washington Post reported: 

“In an interview, Norquist said that Republicans have no intention of raising taxes, and that their decision to show ‘a little ankle’ on taxes in their latest offer was merely a ploy to prove that Democrats would not endorse structural changes to Medicare and Medicaid. Norquist acknowledged that the GOP tax plan is ‘problematic,’ however, and said he would have pushed Republicans to rescind the offer if Democrats had accepted it.”  [Washington Post, 11/16/11]