18 Burst results for "Grover Norquist"

"grover norquist" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:07 min | 3 months ago

"grover norquist" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Hi there and good evening, I am rich valdes valdes with an S, welcome to the Jim bohannon show with me, rich valdes, 8 6 6 5 zero 5 four 6 two 6 8 6 6 5 O Jimbo the phone number and if you want to join the conversation, you're welcome to do so. There is some news out today that says that there's a growing tax gap and some say that there is a need for better service and compliance in the IRS, others are saying that this is what the IRS is hanging their hat on to say that we need to collect more because we're not collecting enough taxes. This shortfall is a risk. Others are saying, no, it's a very stable tax gap. And then you've got the Democrats that have really gone off the deep end saying, you know what? No, no, no. We are going to get 87,000, not 78, 87,000 new IRS sergeants. Agents, some of them armed. And that's why I'm all tongue tied because I can't believe that there's going to be armed IRS agents and that many of them to begin with. This would be just kind of crazy. And I think the Republicans are getting in gear to say, hold up, wait a minute. And to get to the bottom of that, we have our guest, Grover norquist from Americans for tax reform, Grover, welcome. Good to be with you, rich. The IRS would like more money to do more things. That's scary. It's kind of like Reagan's quote, you know, the scariest words in the English language. I'm from the government and I'm here to help, and I don't think they're here to help. So tell us what's going on. Well, there's a real challenge because over the last several years, the IRS has had a great number of problems. Do you remember that they lost gave away stole and handed off to a left wing group thousands of tax returns people's private tax returns with handed over to a group called approval for public health. It's very left wing. And they selectively leaked them to attack various people, including Bloomberg, who ran for president as a Democrat and may have irritated Biden when he did it. This year's damaging people's property at privacy, privacy. And to this date, the IRS will not tell the House and the Senate who stole it, what's going on, who's investigated. It is being investigated the senators are told we can't tell you who. Hopefully in the next several weeks, the interchange and who runs the house and or the Senate either one, then we will have congressional hearings where you can subpoena people and say, what's true with us, how thousands and thousands of individual tax returns were picked up, handed off to a political group and you have no capacity or you claim we have no capacity to know who get it. There are also, we just found not the IRS didn't find, but independent inspector generals found that they are missing or destroyed 30 million documents, 30 million IRS stock. These are things you sent into the IRS because they demanded them and if you didn't send them in, you were in trouble. And if you told them you'd lost them, they'd be in trouble. The IRS destroyed 30 million documents. Now, if you put those stack them on top of each other, it would be two miles high, two miles high. When asked by the Congress that oversees the IRS or pretends to our tricep, they said, how do you destroy them? Did you burn them? Did you have several tens of thousands of people standing by a shredder for several months? To destroy 2 million feet of paper, did you bury it? What did you do? We can't tell you. Well, can you tell us, who made the decision to do this? And why it wasn't, why was it kept a secret? Why was it only found because it's one of the inspectors general happened to walk through and discover that this was going on. We can't tell you because it would make us look bad. Times we can't tell you it would make us look bad. I wish I had that when I was ten. And there's some trouble with parents. I'd like to tell you what would happen, but it would really reflect poorly on nature. This is an agency that needs to be aspiring people. Firing management, firing staff, half of the IRS doesn't show up for work since COVID. In theory, they're at home working. If you call the IRS, you have maybe 2010 to 20% chance that they'll actually answer the phone on the day you call, not that they'll solve your problem, but the answer to the fund, I did this several months ago. For days on end, I'd call them that would just sit there and ring and then a voice would come on and unlike the airlines which said, hey, in there, we're getting to you. This one said, we're pretty busy. Come back tomorrow. Literally call back tomorrow. That will be with you. And I did call back for several tomorrows. So instead of getting those people into the office, I mean at home, not answering the phone calls. They could be in the office, maybe you'd have a better chance of getting them to answer the phone calls. They admit that half of them never come in. The other half, the other half of the IRS agents. The ones we're going to get 87,000 more off. The IRS segments half of them don't show up at all, meaning they work theoretically, they work from home. And have come in sometimes, sometimes. Why are you not more specific to come in half the time? 90% of the time. Why do you have to sort of fudge how often they come in? Must not be very often, or they'd be telling you, right? The others are in every day or something. This is an agency with something like 5 million rounds of ammunition. More guns than people who are allowed to use them or have the capacity system. They have more cars for IRS agents than there are people with permission to use them. They don't keep track. There's a second question. Why do they have that many cars now? In the budget, the 87 $80 million they're going to get is money for $400 million worth of work cars. Now that probably only buys you 6 or 7 electric cars. But $400 million of cars is perhaps a number of cars, they've got more cars than they can credibly use. They can not keep track of whether they're these cars are used for business or going to the grocery store, taking the family on vacation. Pure

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"grover norquist" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

02:40 min | 8 months ago

"grover norquist" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"I have an interesting piece from Grover norquist over Fox business Where he talks about not just how the Biden administration is ignoring the problem but they are actively trying to make the problem worse He has an article called 5 problems with the Biden inflation plan I would argue they're not problems Again it's not a glitch It's a feature Biden wants to make inflation worse And norquist notes that Biden is looking to increase the tax rate corporate tax rate from 21 to 28% That's a great idea That's just delicious Now norquist notes in the piece that these tax hikes on businesses will not be paid by large corporations but will simply be passed on to working families in the form of higher prices He cites a 2020 study by the NBER found that 31% of corporate tax hikes fall on consumers The rest falls on the workers of the company So again just to be as clear as scotch tape here Joe Biden's plan for the inflation costing you more money is to take more money out of your pocket through tax hikes Sounds like Joe Biden to me Let's go Brandon I agree Sounds like Joey B You don't have enough money to pay for your food and shelter I use the Biden plan Give us more money through tax hikes And through those tax hikes let's make sure the rest of it impacts the workers so they're less productive So when they're less productive the company produces less stuff So when an inflation crisis marked by too much money chasing too little stuff let's create even less stuff while taking away people's money to purchase the stuff that's still around How do you vote Democrat You know again and again and again I will say this I am not suggesting by saying that that the Republicans are some panacea or other solution to all of your problems I get it I am simply saying by asking that question of people how do you vote Democrat That the Democrats are undoubtedly the cause of pretty much all of your problems right now So wouldn't you just take a chance Everything they're doing is compounding this problem and making it worse All right I got more on this coming up including how they're compounding the gas crisis gas crisis as well You have you know mister wonderful Kevin O'Leary from Shark Tank you ever see him He just nails Biden to the wall and what they could do right now to fix the gas crisis and they're not doing it It's a great segment got that coming up and then I got Dave bosky bossy coming up at the top of the hour We'll be right back.

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"grover norquist" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:30 min | 10 months ago

"grover norquist" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"This strong growth until Bush And then Clinton raised taxes So it's we've been getting towards a point which maximize revenue I'm not sure maximizing revenue is the key I'd like to maximize growth and job creation and innovation certainly we learn a lot from the states There are 50 states 8 of them have no personal income tax at all And they tend to be doing better than other states People move to Texas and Tennessee and Washington state And Florida And now there are another 8 states that have single rate taxes So even Democrat or progressive states like Massachusetts and Illinois have lower income tax rates on individuals 5% in Massachusetts about 4% in Illinois because it's a flat rate tax and that's difficult for politicians to raise easier to reduce But they're now 8 states that have income taxes that are phasing those out You just saw the vote in Georgia to begin phasing out the income tax to zero Mississippi has done the same thing Louisiana did last year Iowa top rate individual 6 and a half down to a 4% under 4% flat rate with the goal of then taking it down to zero It's awfully hard to have a meaningful discussion on taxes without talking to Grover norquist Grover thank you so much for your time today That's Grover norquist Thank you President and founder of Americans for tax reform Coming up we.

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"grover norquist" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:36 min | 10 months ago

"grover norquist" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Kennedy cut marginal tax rates you had strong growth until Nixon raised taxes And with Reagan you had this strong growth until Bush And then Clinton raised taxes So it's we've been getting towards a point which maximize revenue I'm not sure maximizing revenue is the key I'd like to maximize growth and job creation and innovation certainly we learn a lot from the states There are 50 states 8 of them have no personal income tax at all And they tend to be doing better than other states People move to Texas and Tennessee and Washington state and Florida And now there are another 8 states that have single rate taxes So even Democrat or progressive states like Massachusetts and Illinois have lower income tax rates on individuals 5% in Massachusetts about 4% in Illinois Because it's a flat rate tax and that's difficult for politicians to raise easier to reduce But they're now 8 states that have income taxes that are phasing those out You just saw the vote in Georgia to begin phasing out the income tax to zero Mississippi has done the same thing Louisiana did last year Iowa top rate individuals 6 and a half down to a 4% under 4% flat rate with the goal of then taking it down to zero It's awfully hard to have a meaningful description of taxes without talking to Grover norquist Grover thank you so much for your time today That's Grover norquist Thank you President and founder of Americans for tax reform Coming.

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"grover norquist" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

05:23 min | 10 months ago

"grover norquist" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"The good Friday holiday gives us an extra weekend to get them done But whatever the time of year and wherever you are taxes loom large for all investors What do tax rates mean for how much we invest What do they mean for when we invest And for that matter when we cash out And how does the structure of the tax code affect where we invest Grover norquist has devoted his career to addressing questions just like these He is the founder and president of Americans for tax reform That's an organization that president Ronald Reagan urged him to start back in 1985 So Grover thank you so much for joining us Really appreciate it You are the man on taxes And let me ask you going all the way back to 1985 when I look at the percentage of federal revenues as a percentage of GDP throughout that period of time It is not going up even from the days of Ronald Reagan Have you succeeded Should you declare a victory Well yes in the sense that the goal is to have the government take less of people's resources and allow them to have more creative and more liberty and to have businesses invest based on what's a good investment not what tax policies are So I'm happy that we've stopped we've taken the rates down dramatically Remember to operate with 70% when Reagan walked in the door It got down as low as 28% Unfortunately bush let that back up But there's more to be done at the national level The reduction of the corporate income tax that the Republicans did in 2017 made us more competitive with China the danger with the tax increase One of the tax increases that Biden is looking at taking the top rate to 28 corporate rate incorporate that would put it up higher than China higher than anyone we compete with in Europe When we were at 21 we were much more competitive We are a 21 now But if we go back up to 28 and you have to add most states have a state corporate income tax we become very uncompetitive with China Japan Europe Of course as you know better than I it's not just the marginal rate that counts It's the total tax burden And if you look at OECD countries in fact they have vat taxes other taxes they pay And there's a Peterson institute study that actually says we're at the bottom of the pack when it comes to OECD countries the competitors What do you say about those numbers Well we have less spending less taxation as a percentage of our income as a percentage of our assets which is good That's why we've historically grown faster than Europe That's why we're the GDP is stronger in the United States per CAPiTA than other places The value added tax that they have in Europe is how they got government bigger There's a certain point at which you can't get any more blood out of the turnip with individual tax rates both on companies and on individuals We're probably above that point now But the Europeans have decided you can increase the size of the government with a value added tax which is in some cases 21 25% in Europe It's a sales tax at all levels of production And that's one of the ideas that some in America have why don't we have a carbon tax which would then become the that tax that would look like Europe And I guess my argument is if you want to see innovation growth job creation you don't want to look like Europe Is there a right number for the percentage GDP that should be taxed I mean there's something called Hauser's law that I've read about that says basically no matter what the marginal rate is in the United States going back to 1945 we come up with some between 17 and 20% right now I think we're about 17.9% Is there a right number I think you find that out by bringing it down and seeing it get you more growth You certainly saw when Coolidge cut tax rates you saw strong economic growth until Hoover raised them And then when John F. Kennedy cut marginal tax rates you had strong growth until Nixon raised taxes And with Reagan you had this strong growth until Bush And then Clinton raised taxes So it's we've been getting towards a point which maximize revenue I'm not sure maximizing revenue is the key I'd like to maximize growth and job creation and innovation certainly we learn a lot from the states There are 50 states 8 of them have no personal income tax at all And they tend to be doing better than other states People move to Texas and Tennessee and Washington state and Florida And now there are another 8 states that have single rate taxes So even Democrat or progressive states like Massachusetts and Illinois have lower income tax rates on individuals 5% in Massachusetts about 4% in Illinois Because it's a flat rate tax and that's difficult for politicians to raise easier to reduce But they're now 8 states that have income taxes that are phasing those out You just saw the vote in Georgia to begin phasing out the income tax to zero Mississippi has done the same thing Louisiana did last year Iowa top rate individuals 6 and a half down to a 4% under 4% flat rate with the goal of then taking it down to zero It's awfully hard to have a meaningful discussion on taxes without talking to Grover norquist Grover thank you so much for your time today That's Grover norquist Thank you President and founder of Americans for tax reform.

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"grover norquist" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

05:20 min | 10 months ago

"grover norquist" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"And wherever you are taxes loom large for all investors What do tax rates mean for how much we invest What do they mean for when we invest And for that matter when we cash out And how does the structure of the tax code affect where we invest Grover norquist has devoted his career to addressing questions just like these He is the founder and president of Americans for tax reform That's an organization that president Ronald Reagan urged him to start back in 1985 So Grover thank you so much for joining us Really appreciate it You are the man on taxes And let me ask you going all the way back to 1985 when I look at the percentage of federal revenues as a percentage of GDP through that period of time It is not going up even from the days of Ronald Reagan Have you succeeded Should you declare a victory Well yes in the sense that the goal is to have the government take less of people's resources and allow them to have more creative and more liberty and to have businesses invest based on what's a good investment not what tax policies are So I'm happy that we've stopped we've taken the rates down dramatically Remember to operate with 70% when Reagan walked in the door It got down as low as 28% unfortunately bush let that back up But there's more to be done at the national level The reduction of the corporate income tax that the Republicans did in 2017 made us more competitive with China The danger with the tax increase one of the tax increases that Biden is looking at taking the top rate to 28 Corporate rate the corporate that would put it up higher than China higher than anyone we compete with in Europe When we were at 21 we were much more competitive We are a 21 now But if we go back up to 28 and you have to add most states have a state corporate income tax we become very uncompetitive with China Japan Europe Of course as you know better than I it's not just the marginal rate that counts It's the total tax burden And if you look at OECD countries in fact they have vat taxes other taxes they pay And there's a Peterson institute study that actually says we're at the bottom of the pack when it comes to OECD countries the competitors What do you say about those numbers Well we have less spending less taxation as a percentage of our income as a percentage of our assets which is good That's why we've historically grown faster than Europe That's why we're the GDP is stronger in the United States per CAPiTA than other places The value added tax that they have in Europe is how they got government bigger There's a certain point at which you can't get any more blood out of the turnip with individual tax rates both on companies and on individuals We're probably above that point now But the Europeans have decided you can increase the size of the government with a value added tax which is in some cases 21 25% in Europe It's a sales tax at all levels of production And that's one of the ideas that some in America have why don't we have a carbon tax which would then become the vat tax that would look like Europe And I guess my argument is if you want to see innovation growth job creation you don't want to look like Europe Is there a right number for the percentage GDP that should be taxed I mean there's something called Hauser's law that I've read about that says basically no matter what the marginal rate is in the United States going back to 1945 we come up with some between 17 and 20% right now I think we're about 17.9% Is there a right number I think you find that out by bringing it down and seeing it get you more growth You certainly saw when Coolidge cut tax rates you saw strong economic growth until Hoover raised them And then when John F. Kennedy cut marginal tax rates you had strong growth until Nixon raised taxes And with Reagan you have this strong growth until Bush And then Clinton raised taxes So it's we've been getting towards a point which maximize revenue I'm not sure maximizing revenue is the key I'd like to maximize growth and job creation and innovation certainly we learn a lot from the states There are 50 states 8 of them have no personal income tax at all And they tend to be doing better than other states People move to Texas and Tennessee and Washington state and Florida And now there are another 8 states that have single rate taxes So even Democrat or progressive states like Massachusetts and Illinois have lower income tax rates on individuals 5% in Massachusetts about 4% in Illinois because it's a flat rate tax and that's difficult for politicians to raise easier to reduce But they're now 8 states that have income taxes that are phasing those out You just saw the vote in Georgia to begin phasing out the income tax to zero Mississippi has done the same thing Louisiana did last year Iowa top rate individuals 6 and a half down to a 4% under 4% flat rate with the goal of then taking it down to zero It's awfully hard to have a meaningful discussion on taxes without talking to Grover norquist Grover thank you so much for your time today That's Grover norquist Thank you President and founder of Americans for tax reform Coming.

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"grover norquist" Discussed on On The Media

On The Media

08:06 min | 10 months ago

"grover norquist" Discussed on On The Media

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Or like the 99 cents store, once you involve taxes, nothing seems to cost as little as advertised. But perhaps the true crime here is that people can file taxes for free, but nobody seems to know it. Every year around this time, that is to say tax time, messages pop up in our Twitter feed referring to a story we did a few years back on tax filing. It's become something of a PSA. Why? Because filing taxes is a fraught business. So it makes sense, we'd turn to our savior's companies like Intuit or H and R block, who say they're more than ready to step in, save the day, save us money, and simplify our lives. Your life is busy. Growing. We might say it has layers. That means tax complexity. We get it, and we're on it. They do get how complex the tax system is because their business model is based on its staying that way. Jessica husman, editorial director of vote mate, says that when tax prep companies aren't helping you through our overwhelming tax systems, firms like Intuit, which makes TurboTax, spend heaps of cash to ensure that it stays sufficiently overwhelming. Last year, Intuit spent almost two and a half $1 million lobbying, H and R block, spent more than $3 million, and there are also spending money giving direct donations. So what is it like doing taxes right now? I'll just tell you how I do my taxes and maybe that will be representative because I don't think that I'm very good at it. So I keep all of my documents in a pink shoe box. And I stuff them in there all year long. A couple of weeks before April 15th, I sign up for one of these paid tax services and I meticulously go through all of my returns from the company that I work for from any freelance work that I might have done and I take all of the receipts that I've also saved, I spread them all out over the floor and I add those up and I try to figure out which box I should type these numbers into and it takes hours and in the entire time I have this sick feeling in my stomach that I've lost a return or maybe I'm being too generous with how much I've spent on my business all year long and then I hit send and hope for the best. It could be so much easier than that. How could it be better? Well, you know, think about all the things the IRS already knows about you, your bank is already giving them information as to how much money you have and where that money is coming from. Your employer is also giving them information as to how much they are paying you. So in a lot of European countries, tax authorities use that information that they already have and send you a slip saying, this is how much we think that you owe. And you can either say yes, that's correct, sign it off, send a check back with it, or you can use your own tax preparation service to do your taxes yourself. So if they say $3000 and you say, wait a minute, I have spent more on my business beyond the standard deduction. So you can just add that additional information to their pre filled out return. Right. The only thing that this return free system would do would be the IRS telling you everything it already knows about you and making a best estimate as to how much it thinks that you owe. So it would be great if I knew what the IRS knew about me. There's a lot of power in that. And a lot of people might, in fact, be able to take advantage of such a system, right? If the IRS isn't aware of some income that you might have, maybe you just don't say anything, right? Not that you're advocating. Not that I'm advocating this. Everybody should file their taxes. So if it's so simple for most of us, why do we turn to companies like H and R block? Because the federal government is presently barred from offering its own system like that. They have signed a contract with a free file alliance. The free file alliance is a group of 13 private for profit tax preparation companies to provide the majority of Americans with a free system of doing their taxes. Free filing is supposed to be available to 70% of the tax paying public. So in exchange for these companies offering a free product, the government says, all right, we will not offer a free product ourselves. The problem is that nobody knows that this system exists because the IRS is budget for marketing this system is $0 and the tax preparation companies have no incentive for you to use their free products instead of their paid for products. So last year, less than 2% of the people who paid taxes did so through the free file system, even though it's supposed to be available to 70% of the taxpaying public. Intuit has been quite Frank in its quarterly statements by saying, we don't want this prefill system because it'll hurt our bottom line. That's not in their commercials. No, it's not in their commercials, and they in fact are for things that would make the existing system easier for you, less boxes for you to fill out. And so they do lobby for bills that would simplify the tax system in that way. But the ultimate way that they could make the tax system easy is if the government were to offer a system of return free filing, which they are inherently opposed to, there have been bills on both sides of this issue, where do they stand now and what do you think is likely to happen? So last year, in April, there were two bills that were proposed within days of each other. One in the Senate, some Democrats sponsored a bill that would have created the system of return free filing to simplify your taxes. In the house, a bipartisan bill would make permanent the system of free file lines. Both of those bills died in committee. The free file alliance agreement expires in 2020. And so before then, we would either have to renew that agreement, make it permanent or replace it entirely with this system of return free filing. You've mentioned that anti tax libertarians like Grover norquist side with the tax prep companies. It would seem to me that simplifying filling out your taxes would be at least theoretically more up his alley right. You know, when folks like Grover norquist talk about this system, they're talking point and the talking point that the free file alliance uses is that it is an inherent conflict of interest for the person you are paying your taxes to to also tell you how much you owe. And that it wouldn't be in the IRS's interest to offer up all of the deductions that you might qualify for. They might exaggerate how much you owe. I think part of the problem is that.

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"grover norquist" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

04:00 min | 1 year ago

"grover norquist" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Of President Biden's build back better plan is paying for it which means higher taxes at least for some people Something that Grover norquist has opposed pretty much throughout his career And welcome now the president of Americans for tax reform mister Grover Norris Thank you so much for being with us I went back in honor of this interview actually to get a quote from Milton Friedman that you might subscribe to saying I am in favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any exclusive use for any reason whenever it's possible Now you might agree with that but tell me in light of that Grover is this tax increase worse than others Well it is because we're still in a pandemic where still coming out of a slowdown on the economy caused by the government's reaction to the pandemic We're not where we should be in terms of employment and jobs And income And raising taxes to make us not competitive with China and uncompetitive with Europe is not what we should be doing now if ever So go over tell me you know people talk about a public good and investing in a public good that everyone benefits from Is there an appropriate role for taxing for a true public good and then we can talk about whether what they're doing now would be a public good but are there public goods that make sense We should have taxes for Well I think national defense is something that you can't have unless everybody has it But and a judicial system All the things that are mentioned in the constitution are general good issues When you get beyond that and start giving people things some people get them and some people pay for them It's not the general good It's specific beneficiaries and special interests that benefit So as you talk about that where does infrastructure lie in that analysis I mean because most of us benefit from infrastructure Well when infrastructure used to mean roads and bridges you could look at that certainly states are perfectly capable of building their own roads and bridges The interstate highway system is already finished We don't need the federal government to come in here Airports around the world are either privatized or run by cities or private groups You don't need the federal government to fund that sort of thing At that point when the federal government's building ports support themselves I mean you really got to reach And of course the left is decided that infrastructures now a French word that means everything except roads and bridges and they've turned it into something that even includes welfare Government let me ask you about something else because Milton Freeman also said that inflation is a form of taxation other economists have said that Are you equally against inflation and what does that tell you about monetary policy right now Well monetary policy and when you borrow you do and possibly go into the printing of money we also have the other question is how much of these price increases are caused by the president shutting down the pipeline and making it more expensive now and for the next hundred years to have home heating oil How much is caused by the forbidding of new drilling on federal property which again reduces the amount of energy that we produce here in the United States We have to ask Saudi Arabia to please pump some more because we've decided Biden has decided we are not going to be drilling for oil here Those certainly raise the costs of every American's life and makes their jobs less competitive because they're using more expensive energy than other countries are Government give me a sense of where you are on tax compliance and enforcement for that matter That's another issue very much in the present with the suggestions of really beefing up the IRS One of the things that some of people are objecting to is the proposal from the Biden administration to actually have banks report the overall ins and outs from accounts And that's basically as I understand it to capture people who are getting income that doesn't show up in your W two doesn't show up in ten 99 They're statistics indicating people in that category really underreport in under comply Are you in favor of enforcing whatever taxes do get passed Well you.

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"grover norquist" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

KLIF 570 AM

05:28 min | 1 year ago

"grover norquist" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"The best things in life of freed. You can give them to the beds and bees. I want money. That's what I want. I want to behind the scenes Look at the data show, subscribe to Dana Chapter and Verse newsletter for a deeper dive in all things. Dana at Dana lash dot com. Nobody making under 400,000 bucks would have the taxes raised period. Bingo. No new taxes $400,000 in taxes. There would be no need for him. But here's the deal. I pay for every single thing I'm proposing without raising your taxes one penny. If you make less than 400 grand, you're not going to get a penny tax. Nobody making less than $400,000 have to pay a penny more in tax under my proposals. I'm not going to raise taxes and anybody making less than $400,000. I'll do it without raising anyone's taxes. This is what he promised over and over again. All throughout all throughout the campaign. Nobody believed this guy at all. My friend Grover Norquist didn't believe this guy at all. He is the president of Americans for tax reform. Or as I like to refer to it Americans for government that reform Grover always so good to see you. Thanks so much for joining us. I can't believe anybody even bought into that. He kept saying it. It's not going to happen as as evidenced by this I don't know what you would call it. Call it the budget blowout. I mean, this is insane. Well, it's the same lie that worked for Bill Clinton. You know, Bill Clinton said he wouldn't tax anyone or less 100 and 50,000 and then, uh, Obama said he wouldn't tax anyone who made less than 250,000. They have to keep increasing it each time. Uh but every one of those guys broke their promise, but it did get them through the election without a lot of ugly questions being asked. That's a great point, because that's what it's all about. Although I would say I do remember it did hurt George H. W. Bush when he said, Read my lips. No new taxes, and then people did. And then they made him pay for it later because he did just that. So this year, there's been a lot written. You've written a lot about this that you've discussed has a lot to Americans for tax reform. This three. I mean, almost like $4 Trillion bill. Now, at this point, I've read everything from bailouts for newspapers. Uh, taxes on the really going after the vaping industry, which I think is going to make a lot of people angry. There is nothing in here that we're I mean, there's we don't need. We don't need to spend any of this. Quite frankly, What is the most egregious thing to you? There's I mean, there's a lot, but what do you think is the most dangerous thing? Let me rephrase it The most dangerous thing in this bill. They're trying to create some, uh, some more. Programs that will live forever. Entitlements that will not go away. They're trying to do that with college that try to do that, with preschool. They're trying to take Medicare, which is going bankrupt. The way its run now and bring it down to 60. So go bankrupt for everybody sooner. Those entitlements are ones. They'll come back and several years ago, guys, you have to keep this going. We promised people the one time stupid, stupid spending. You can sort of live through that. Okay? You did it. You wasted money. We got it. That's what Democrats do on Let's go back. Do something new If you can get people hooked on a new entitlement, that's a real problem. Yes, huge problem. One of the other things that are related to I mean, really, just this and the tax situation is the story that That came out there's a couple of different parts of it. You have the IRS that wants to look at the bank accounts of even PayPal, Venmo all of the digital processing and track people that have more than $600 in their account, which is over 86%. I think of the entirety of the American population. That's terrified. They think they're going to get enough revenue out of that. Well, they're getting this this access to your bank accounts. And by the way, how much are they checking What you're buying right with your with your checks. Your Venmo. They're going to be inside your handheld computer. Uh, Paypal. Uh, banks will have to give them this information. Uh, they're looking for cheaters, but they want the power to look at everybody without reason. And it's one thing If you're investigating somebody who's a crook? You can get a subpoena. They're not asking for subpoenas. They want access to peruse through it. We know that the IRS leaks information that people have to embarrass them if they made a contribution to some non left wing cause they get harassed and California. They will have access to all of your life. And they will be able to share it with anybody they want. And no one has been punished at the IRS for this kind of behavior, so they they think $80 million as a thank you. Miss use for political purposes of people's Irish Trump's tax returns just to attack him and try and make some argument that there was some problem. They're not supposed to be leaked. But it is. Yeah, and you're right. They did that as well right before. In fact, Biden announced this when he had not really the state of the union. But it was addressing, uh, both. They're both branches of both the House and the Senate. And he was introducing this this budget bill, and it was interesting because literally the evening before That's when all of these left wing publications came out with these stories like Oh, look at these top five very wealthy people. This is how much they're paying in taxes. How did they get that information? Someone from the I R s head to leak it so there they are doing this to penalize people. And these were those were audits that they that they like, Uh, this is the thing that one person could leave. This was a number of people had to be involved..

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"grover norquist" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

KLIF 570 AM

03:09 min | 1 year ago

"grover norquist" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"No new taxes, $400,000 taxes. There would be no need Frank. But here's the deal. I pay for every single thing I'm proposing without raising your taxes one penny. If you make less than 400 grand, you're not going to get a penny tax. Nobody making less than $400,000 have to pay a penny more in tax under my proposals. I'm not going to raise taxes and anybody making lesson for $100,000. Now do without raising anyone's taxes. This is what he promised over and over again, all throughout all throughout the campaign. Nobody believed this guy at all. My friend Grover Norquist didn't believe this guy at all. He is the president of Americans for tax reform. Or as I like to refer to it. Americans for government theft reform. Grover always so good to see you. Thanks so much for joining us. I can't believe anybody even bought into that. He kept saying it. It's not going to happen as as evidenced by this. I don't know what you would call it. Call it the budget blowout. I mean, this is insane. Well, it's the same lie that worked for Bill Clinton. You know, Bill Clinton said he wouldn't tax anyone or less 100 and 50,000 and then, uh, Obama said he wouldn't tax anyone who made less than 250,000. They have to keep increasing it each time. Uh but every one of those guys broke their promise, but it did get them through the election without a lot of ugly questions being asked. That's a great point, because that's what it's all about. Although I would say I do remember it did hurt George H. W. Bush when he said, Read my lips. No new taxes, and then people did. And then they made him pay for it later because he did just that. So this year, there's been a lot written. You've written a lot about this that you've discussed as a lot to Americans for tax reform. This three. I mean, almost like $4 Trillion bill. Now, at this point, I've read everything from bailouts for newspapers. Uh, taxes on the really going after the vaping industry, which I think is going to make a lot of people angry. There is nothing in here that we're I mean, there's we don't need. We don't need to spend any of this. Quite frankly, What is the most agree GIs thing to you? There's I mean, there's a lot, but what do you think is the most dangerous thing? Let me rephrase it The most dangerous thing in this bill. They're trying to create some, uh, some more. Good. Programs that will live forever entitlements that will not go away. They're trying to do that with college to try to do that, with preschool. They're trying to take Medicare, which is going bankrupt the way its run now and bring it down to 60. So I'll go back up for everybody sooner those entitlements or when they'll come back and several years ago, guys, you have to keep this going. We promised people the one time stupid, stupid spending. You can sort of live through that. Okay? You did it. You wasted money. We got it. That's what Democrats do on Let's go back. Is something new. If you can get people hooked on a new entitlement, that's a real problem. Yes, huge problem. One of the other things that are related to I mean, really, just this and the tax situation is the story that That came out there's a couple of different parts of it. You have the IRS that wants to look at the bank accounts of even PayPal, Venmo all of the digital processing and track people that have more than $600 in their account, which is over 86%..

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"grover norquist" Discussed on 990 The Answer

990 The Answer

08:36 min | 1 year ago

"grover norquist" Discussed on 990 The Answer

"And final hour. It always goes so quickly. This is Christine Flowers sitting in for Chris Tuggle. On Philadelphia's Am 9 90 the answer Well. The jobs report. Was issued and I was pretty disappointing. There were about 500,000 less jobs created than expected. And I could not think of a person who is more qualified to discuss the reasons why this is happening. Then Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax reform, I have admired Mr Norquist for many years. This is my first opportunity to speak with him, so I'm really happy to have him on the show. Grover. Wonderful to talk to you this morning. Thanks for being here. Absolutely, Christine. Good to be with you. So what's this? Say? 1,000,000 job miscalculation. What's happening there? Well, I wondered when people would notice that The President Biden's tax increases have not hit them in the face yet they've been talking about them. The establishment press tends not to talk about it. They want to talk about all this. Spending as if the money was going to be printed somewhere. We worry. Sometimes we might do that. But if you were an investor, if you were a small businessmen trying to decide can I hire another person and you were told the following Biden and the Democrats have announced they want to take the tax on businesses used to be 35% top rate under Biden and Obama was brought down to 21% which made us kind of competitive with the rest of the world because we also have State local income taxes so that you know 21% at another five points on that were sort of competitive with the rest of the world. But Biden, let's take it up to 28%. Watch the state and local his tax increase on businesses. It's seven times larger than Trump's tax cut was so this doesn't take us back to where we were before. It is worse than under Obama, who had the worst recovery since World War two compared to all other recoveries. Reagan's was that Obama's was worse He's going to he Uh, What the Palestine Biden he Biden is going to take it up seven times higher than what was then the cut was then they then he wants to double the capital gains tax. Our capital gains tax in the United States. You buy a house. You sell it. You get land. You sell it lit stocks us out something that you've had for value. Inflation makes it more quote unquote valuable and you got to pay taxes on inflation. Biden want to take that a quote for 40%, highest since Jimmy Carter highest capital gains tax since Jimmy Carter More than twice as high as communist China. And imagine what that does to anybody's decision about how, uh, they make economic decisions. He's also wants to sign a treaty with the rest of the world so that To put a limit on America being able to cut taxes in the future. We would need permission of Germany and France. China, Russia for us to cut taxes Now The Europeans have each cut themselves slack and the British have said Well, we're certainly not doing this for our competitive industries. For them. It's banking, but the United States, we're going to sign up. For everything and let other countries tell us what our tax rates are. My memory. I went to public school, so I don't remember very well. But my memory is that we went to war with England not to have them set our tax rates for us and Biden's taking us back to that position. So all of these things coming down Oh, and the step up in basis. This is People may not be terribly familiar with it. But 100 years ago when Family businesses were farms. Uh, people would, uh, pay income taxes, a capital gains tax, and it was picked up when Mom and Dad died before the kids inherited before any death, Not just To start with assume. Jeff, your farm assault and maybe it went to work Nothing to several $100,000 because inflation because you worked on it. Because more people are around and you have to pay. 40% Capital gains tax on all of that game. By the way, you don't have that kind of cash. You're a farmer, You are land rich cash. Poor So you sell part of the farm, maybe half Two. Be able to pay the government so your kids can have what's left of the farm. This was carrying farms apart. So the government said, you know what this is stupid and they said When the kids inherited it goes to basis. What it's worth goes to what it worked. When Mom and dad died and the kids that they sell the farm, they'll pay capital gains on what they achieved with it. You don't tear the farm apart or a small business apart every generation. So what Biden wants to do is double the capital gains tax over 40% and collect it when Mom and dad die. If you've got a small business, a ranch of farm anything like that give you some sense. The average farm in Iowa will pay $600,000 when Mom and Dad died. Okay. Rather land, not a lot of cash nest of Charlotte. We're going to get to 600. Thousands more than 600,000. That's average. That's average. Uh, you know, these are not large farms about 300 acres, so All of these things together like a tidal wave or coming to hit the economy and people who we haven't gotten back to the trump economy yet, but right? I mean, we had covid Covid should be in the rear view mirror. A lot of Blue states are still acting like nothing has changed that they didn't have But you know, vaccines and so on, and they want to keep being shut down, which is unhelpful and also Sending out checks to people not to work. Which means that that's why you have eight million people looking for work in eight million jobs openings and they're not getting together because some welfare payments some cash payments make it I can do it just as well. Staying home as going to work. You know, you make you make a great point there. I just want to excuse me for interrupting, but I really wanted to end. Thank you. I mean, this. This is this is fantastic. The way you've set it out. I mean for me, and I am an economic um, ignoramus. I really I I took one semester of economics in, you know, undergrad. But I, you know you make a really great point, too, about the government's impact on. Well, First of all the whole thing with, um, the farm subsidies. Remember if you remember back. Um oh God a couple of months ago, and they said that they were going to give special subsidies to farm owners of color individuals who owned farms who were of a specific Demographic, and they were, you know, as if they needed more help than the average farmer. It was. You know, PC politics being imposed on the stark numbers and economics that we were going through. But, you know, all of the subsidies are ending the unemployment, the additional extended unemployment subsidies. Now everybody's saying or the left is saying that a lot of what's happening. A lot of these problems with on any of the the job crisis is being caused by the delta variant of Covid when in point of fact. Others, and I love your opinion on this are arguing that it really has to do with the fact that a lot of people simply do not want to go back to work because they have become used to getting supplements and subsidies for not working, And so it's not in. It's not in their DNA any longer to go and look for a job. Is that? I mean, is there any validity to that argument, or is that sort of blaming the victim? Kind of, you know, rhetoric? It's true for some people, and it's not a zero number of people who don't go back to work when you talk to people who run restaurants and as things opened up. They would go back to the people who used to work for them. And they'd say, actually, no and and tell them I'm making as much money or more. I mean, if you don't have to go to work welfare The various kinds of means tested welfare programs do not have to add up to exactly what your wages were, because by the way, you've got time to get all three times you don't have to get dressed up. You don't have to commute. Um, it just has to come anywhere close to what you're making before and it can be irrational decision not to..

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"grover norquist" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

AM 970 The Answer

07:26 min | 1 year ago

"grover norquist" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

"On AM 9 70 Theater. 7 41 with Jo on the radio. Okay, Here we go. Grover Norquist is Americans for tax reform president and we got to see what's going on. Go over. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for coming back to the show, Man. We're just in a quandary. After watching this this fiasco last night. How are you? First and foremost all good. All good. All good. We're just embracing for taxes and spending that won't stop unless we change the house and Senate in two years, So Ah, well, how could we? How could we afford universal Pre k, you know, And then and then the free college. You know, which I mean, Certain people are gonna be eligible for it. Ah, lot of us will not be eligible for it. I'm sure But how can we possibly afford all this? And then repairing roads and bridges? We get it, But you know what? And just let me ran for two seconds. If I may, Grover is that we paint holes. We pay toes. We pay the taxes and then we pay more tolls, and they keep raising the toll. And then the guest Selene prices go up by God by 55 cents a gallon. They go up so they could pay for the roads. Why Why are we getting taxed here? And now he's going to do this infrastructure bill, which we desperately need. But where is the money going that were already being charged for Well, it's going to enter things that interest democratic politicians. They remember the cove in the 1st $2 trillion was for couple of it about 1% of that was for the vaccine. Maybe 5% was co but the rest of spending things. Caused by the shutdown, not by coded so and then they went to. We're going to infrastructure, which is a French word, meaning everything except Ridges and runs on, they said. Maybe 6% is bridges, roads, airports. And if you count all the massive subsidies for green energy, which doesn't give you new stop, it's just That's 25%. So 75% of the second chances they called infrastructure wasn't infrastructure on now we're doing this other thing, and I'm not quite sure what the sales pitch for this is accepted. Free money for some stuff, but they sell one thing and deliver another. They know people want roads. They know people in the vaccine. So they call this a covert bill. They know people wanted road, so they called it the infrastructure bill thinking you'd assume that was roads. This new spending plan. It is a way to hire millions of more members of the teachers union who all whose contributions to more than 90% to Democrats. And if your teacher earning $50,000 year they sorry you put 2% into your union dues at the $1000 a year. So for everybody, they hire the Democratic Party get $2000 on the union support. It's a rather, uh, expensive way to launder money into the modern Democratic Party and campaigns. But that's what they're doing that same thing with $80 billion an IRS agent. The Iris union, interestingly, not surprisingly, gives 97% of their campaign contributions to Democrats. They have $500,000.500,000 dollars hours. Three times that you and I pay some of the work to the Irish guys out doing union work. 500,000 year. Yeah, it's called official time, the union says, you know, we need some people to do the union work with union dues, therefore not to pay people to do your work. But in addition to the union dues, we want you to give us an office space, which they do in Washington, D C and many states as well on to give us time off. And the Irish guys alone this 500,000 hours in here that can awful lot of the campaign contribution. If you take those hours and go out on campaign, so they're trying to reconstruct The FDR structure, which was a third of the country was forced into labor unions, whether you want it to or not, then take union dues. Then they found the Democrats and they do this cycle, but because a lot of people New industries came up and Cos got smarter about hiring and how they treated people. And not everybody wanted. Join the union. On this 67% of private sector workers choose to join a union about a third of government workers do on, not hire more politicized states. So they're trying to trying to rebuild something to get political control. For 62 years from 30 to 1932 up to nine years before the Republicans have won the House and Senate four. Years of 62 2 elections that the House and Senate for two years since the Republicans became the party that would never raise your taxes 1994. They've had the House and Senate more than 50% the time. The Democrats are in a panic. How do we get back? The kind of one party control we have in the Congress. You know, Presidents get elected. What's well, Eisenhower vixen, but This country is one that Congress and the Democrats have lost control of Congress. They got it right now, but by the skin of their teeth Yeah. Hopefully we could change that. We could change it. What a tax day approaches. I guess I said now. They gave us a month. You know, they had an extra month. What can we do? I mean, we can argue, able to write off everything. I mean, what advice do you have? Because it kills me is that we everybody stop working. The only people working Grover Norquist, Grover's of Americans for Tax reform President. The only people working or the politicians don't people getting paychecks are the politicians. Therefore, one K is okay. Their pension welfare's old great The rest of us are getting cut back. We're getting measly checks from the government doing the best that we possibly can. Yet We still have to pay taxes. I mean, so what's the best way? What can we write off? What's the best way to approach that? Grover? Do you think Well, right now The most important thing is getting much work as you can on dreck, Agan eyes that at some point all this welfare money is going to disappear because it just isn't cash for that. Do you worry about inflation? Because when you print this much money when you Borrowed this much money. When you throttle growth of production of services and goods. There's more money for Good and service and you get inflation is Jimmy Carter. There isn't a bad idea that Jimmy Carter didn't have. The Biden has doubled down on doubling the capital gains tax. Carter had high had his air going higher. The Carters Couple days, he's taking applicants to hire the car. He's taking our corporate rate higher than China higher than Europe. I mean, is there really devastated? And when he takes that corporate rate the business tax Do you think that does to the value of your 41 k or Iraq? Fighting life to stand Only poking 1%? Is it picking on minorities was was okay. Not you, Stephanie that the room while I worked this guy over, but it's only 1%. 53% of Americans have a 41 care, not 53% of households. 53% of households have a 41 K and I write and he's going to play smash mouth with the taxes on the value of your life savings. And tell you that he didn't do it. Yeah, That's exactly right. Well, said, Grover, where can we find you online? Grover, if someone has a question, please sure. Website is 80 yard organ. We've done analysis of each of his tax plans that they come up on all the spending plans h er dot Ord and I tweet at Grover Norquist about my wonderful daughters and taxes. All right, you go, Grover. Thanks so much for joining us. Thanks for the heads up my friend all the very best. Grover Norquist to 80 are dot organ Americans for tax reform. Interesting. That means our.

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"grover norquist" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"grover norquist" Discussed on KTRH

"Keeping order keeping the scope of space force. Wow, Space Force. It's the plane of today. Yeah, that derision from White House press secretary Jen Psaki over one of our military branches, The Daily Beast reporting that sake staffers. Meantime, they are pre screening questions from reporters for her daily briefings. You have to tell her what you're gonna ask. Before she'll answer. It's now 7 35 House Democrats using the Robin Hood Gamestop story to push what they will do a new financial transaction task on every Wall Street trade. That means you In your 401 K. Sodas. Ilhan Omar says it would only cost 0.1% of a trade, adding up to what she estimates to be $1 trillion a year. But who do you think will foot the bill that transaction tax would be paid for by investors? 53% of American homes have an IRA or four went case, so at least half of American households would be paying this tax. Grover Norquist with Americans for Tax Reform, believes this is only the tip of the iceberg. Democratic Party has moved so far to the left that every dumb idea is possible. If they could get 50 votes in the Senate in 218 in the House today will do it 80 points. Down. President Biden and Democrats told voters they would raise taxes and now they are. Nik Rajkovic. NewsRadio 7 40 Key trh. Meantime, we've got some Republicans pushing back on the energy executive orders that Biden is pending, including ending the Keystone XL Pipeline. A to Port of Houston, Congressman Brian Babin of Texas, says. It's going to force this nation to depend more on other countries. For oil. The subject gate ourselves too dependent on.

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"grover norquist" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:34 min | 2 years ago

"grover norquist" Discussed on KTRH

"What did he mean by that? Three other agents hurt, trying to serve a warrant in connection with a child pornography and violence against Children Investigation. Our news time. 6 36. Well, we got the squad remember them in Congress, Ilhan Omar, now proposing quote a financial transaction tax. This is after the Robin Hood game. Stop moves on Wall Street. You know the retail buyers. Grover Norquist with Americans for tax reform, say this shouldn't surprise anyone if you listen to Joe Biden and the Democrats all last year. President. Biden said he wants to raise spending by 11 trillion and raise taxes by four trillion, which means he's going to increase the deficit by seven trillion or he's going to raise seven trillion and taxes. He hasn't had the courage to tell you about yet. Omar wants a 1.1% tax. Just 0.1% on every stock trade, she said, is gonna add up to a trillion dollars each year. That's how much stock is traded. And you think that you're not gonna have to pay that. Hey, if you've got a 401 k or an I R a Your stocks are being traded in that and you're going to be paying that tax. You're gonna be footing the bill. There you have it. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Houston He was touring the ship channel after President Biden has canceled the Keystone XL pipeline halted drilling on federal lands, McCarthy says We better protect and promote. Our natural resource is What does that mean? Every part.

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"grover norquist" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

03:45 min | 2 years ago

"grover norquist" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"We're calling for a boycott of Georgia, where to Um There were two stupid if I may say, or they just didn't care because they're called. They're all a bunch of rhinos. I say, Wait a second. I sent this email to one of our listeners at freedom and charlie cook dot com, she said Leffler and producer rhinos first. Well, that's not exactly right produce actually a generally conservative senator. Disagreed. How in certain things, I say. But here's the best answer that that we never made the argument. Do you want Josh Holly and Ted Cruz to be in the majority or the minority? It's that simple. Do you want the good guys to have majority power or minority power? Because that actually swings and We were just unable to communicate that so now. They look, we lose. Georgia and the tech company said This is our chance, and they're almost doing this light will as if they were never going to. They think we're never gonna get back into power, which is the scariest thing. They almost are doing this with so much confidence that we are going to wipe you out, and you're never going to rise again. Yeah, I mean, we I hope they're wrong. I think they're wrong. There were there were positive that came out of November. I think there's plenty to work of to rebuild with On D. It's not like you know, Joe Biden is gonna be 81 Kamala Harris is not popular. These are people who are beatable in any normal political environment. S o. I think they're making a bad bet. There also is the fact that you know, the Liberals have made no bones about the fact that they want anti trust investigations of these companies and antitrust prosecutions. To change the antitrust law to punish the more I think we should be. We should. I don't know why we would want to stand in the way of that. I mean, what if these companies stuff trust? Well, I think they've been you, some of them the activists. The smart ones are using that as a threat to get us to get to get the censorship they want. Right. That's true, And I mean, that's that's also We know what we could have done. We could have been threatening much more aggressive things. Just get them to stop censoring, or we could have put in place laws to protect ourselves. I think you know, in many ways, that's the big missed opportunity here. We did have power at the right time. If we had gotten, you know if we'd gotten their act together and realize what needs to be done, Although it was difficult, I mean, the censorship really ramped up after 2018 when we've lost, unified control the government So I don't want to be too harsh on everybody. But you know that. You know, I'm talking about before like going forward. I think it's just this has gotta be like if you're how Grover Norquist made it. If you're a Republican, you have to be for tax cuts. You're not for tax hikes. Going forward. You have to be for protecting your social conservatives on social media. And if you're not like what you serve you, I mean, it's a very basic thing and how we're going to achieve that. I'm not totally sure I want to impact that with you just pragmatic perspective. But I want to get to this parlor thing because it's super It's super creepy, and I don't use that word lightly. And it's so it's really important that people understand this. So I know the founder of partner John. I've known him for years, and I was one of the first parlor accounts. In fact. Candace Owens and I were I literally my people say, Charlie, What's your handle on parlor? It's at Charlie. Yeah, well, I was there early to so Yeah, so I just because I said, this thing's gonna take off. I want to be there. And I, like John could never pronounce his last name that see your mates. Good guy, And I know some of the investors and in parlor and I was I've been cheering them along. I've been posting periodically and I think they'd admit that at times, there could be a little buggy, and they're still trying to figure it out. And they're not his capitalizes They'd like to be, and that's all fine. You know they're working on it. And Dan Bongino is really helped drive a lot of traffic to it, and God bless them for that. What's been the most interesting thing over the last 72 hours. Is that remember, the libertarians told us Well, we'll just go create a competitors. That's what parlor is right. So they created competitors. Because of the current tech infrastructure. How.

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"grover norquist" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

06:38 min | 2 years ago

"grover norquist" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"I just chalked it up and did it s oh, that's that's like younger conservatives air or confident the younger liberals because when I was a Harvard People sit around the table and talk about how the, uh That that death marches out of 10 on 10 in Cambodia, which were basically killing everybody in the hospitals because they were taken other hassles. They're really taking them to rural health clinics. That's what was going on. And they also have knotted said sure, because nobody would challenge they say. But if the conservatives said he believed in property rights, they go, Okay. There's no island there. Two of you on your side of the island is the freshwater. Now What do you get the toughest possible question you could have. Uh huh. And liberals get the past, which is why Al Gore could say invented the Internet in front of thousands and thousands of groups meetings and you know some of the things that Hillary eventually got caught up on like the deplorables. She said that 100 times this understanding speech. It wasn't so off dancing. It's just the press only covered it once. And you know, out of because they knew How it sounded, and they chose to self censor as and frankly we can and will win without that. Okay. Uh, well, that'd be nice if we could get another example of this is Eric Swalwell having a relationship with a Spy from China and The New York Times has not mentioned it once. I didn't know it was that bad. That's amazing to stop. Because it doesn't get their narrative and it's just more work for it. And that's all now The good news is American people are largely with us. We just went through on election whether Republicans picked up in the House House Republicans pulled three points ahead of Trump. Which was very interesting across the country, and, uh and in the Senate. We didn't lose the Senate until we throw it away. By focusing on everything except Georgia should have been an easy pickup for the Republicans to have kept those seats. We certainly we kept the seat in Maine. Which surprised many people, and the main is a blue state, but very solid Reagan Republican Susan Collins is a great Congresswoman Maine is a, you know, work. Lead. Well, I'm something's then others and in the state. It's it's poorer because they haven't 8% income tax on. People tend to leave Maine when they're looking for work. Uh, that self inflicted by the main legislature s O. They tend to be a little more pro welfare or federal subsidies than other states, but that's it. She's a fine senator of the Great Reagan Republican and pass it is there when we need her, and that's That's you know, she's not always there. But when the chips are down, she seems to be there. And that brings me to what I wanted to talk to you about Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax reform, Because now we have a 50 50 Senate or will Soon have a 50 50 senate When they all the dust settles, and everything is reorganized. That means Kamila Harris starting January, 20th will be the tie breaking vote in the United States Senate. That means that taxes will likely go up. The left is a great way of framing things, they said. We're not going to raise taxes. We're going to restore attacks. Somehow there's a natural level of taxes. And it's whatever they set the mat and they won't admit to raising taxes. They're just saying they're going to repeal the tax cuts. As if you know, a tax cut isn't a natural state of things. Tax. The old tax rate is so in a lot of ways the United States the fate of people's pocketbooks is going to depend largely on Joe Mansion, West Virginia, he becomes the most powerful senator. He has a history your communications director, my friend John Karsh. That me some videos this morning of Joe Manchin and 2010 talking about how he does not support raising taxes, blah, blah, blah, blah. You make an interesting point often about Joe Manchin that when the chips are down when it matters when he could be the difference maker, he's never been the difference maker to stand up against his party. He goes against his party. When the conclusion is a foregone one, when he could be the difference maker. He's never done it. So it seems as though can people expect that their taxes? They're going to go up significantly now, I think the answer's yes to that. Attention is not then on economic conservative in any way he is somebody who claims to be pro Second Amendment and some of these other Issues to put him at odds with the Democratic Party, hey represents a cold state that the Democrats have been working hard to destroy their economic base. Um when, with a fair amount of success, um And So I tend to think that he will cast a vote for the tax and spending spring. That will be in their reconciliation package. Now, even if the Democrats make mention has said I won't vote and the filibuster. Okay. Okay, Let's say he doesn't do that. They can stick a lot of things into reconciliation, which can pass with 50 votes. Plus the vice president. Republicans have used that to govern with 50 51 52 votes with 53 votes without 60 votes till about she can't filibuster a reconciliation. Uh, Vote. You can raise taxes without you can spend more money. You can't indefinitely run a deficit with that after 10 years, or s O. Whatever. The date, you said, is It needs to be revenue neutral in the future. That's why so many times Republicans has set up a 10 year window on for 10 years, the taxes or cut than the tax cuts disappear or Decline after 10 years, eh, so they could do a lot of damage without changing the filibuster. Because they will write the rules aggressively as they did under Obamacare. They literally rewrote the estimates on what Obamacare would cost to fudge the numbers to make them fit because the Democrats wanted it. On then Republicans..

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"grover norquist" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

06:00 min | 2 years ago

"grover norquist" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Stays stays with ex urgent way are back, baby and we are joined by my former boss and president. Founder of Americans for Tax Reform. Grover Norquist. Grover, How are you? I'm doing reasonably well and yourself. I could complain, but that would take a four hour show and I only have three hours. I gotta ask you. You live up near Capitol Hill. Did you witness or were you impacted? You went to the office yesterday? I assumed were you able to get home described the scene as you thought. If you saw anything. Well, I walked from my house on Capitol Hill just a few blocks from the Capitol, down the street to my office and back, So I walked back in the afternoon just before things got Harry on. All I saw was left of police cars and you know they were in one place else and they give up. Goes someplace else. Someplace else was not always clear. I did. I did not know how crazy things were getting. But I guess I walked two blocks. Over from constitution. Simon stop because I got home and saw it on TV. And, of course, obviously was Ridiculous and outrageous and completely undermined Whatever. They thought they were whatever point they they were making. And but the good news is it was sad. It was silly. It has no impact on American politics. Now, not ever. Nobody changed the boat because of it. Send But that said People in charge of rallies like that. Are responsible for taking care of it. That's the whole Out of, you know, burning down inner cities and around the country in the last Several months with Also outrageous on do we need to be everybody needs to condemn both kinds of behavior. Remember it took Biden several months. Of deaths and police stations burned down and cities grabbed and held Before he decided to sort of obliquely criticized the behavior of the people have done it. I think that Vice president And And the Republican leader in the Senate fact that a lot more quickly and responsibly than inviting did but hopefully he will also Be willing to condemn people who claim they're on his team. Keller burn down areas. That would be nice, But you know, intellectual consistency is a rare commodity in Washington, D. C. You were making some progress in that very few people refer to it is a mostly Peaceful protest was if you wanted to count heads right, mostly peaceful on. But that is what we kept hearing about with scenes of Portland on fire and the major thoroughfare in Chicago, trashed and looted. They were literally standing in front of a burning building on MSNBC, saying, I don't want to give the wrong impression here. This is mostly a protest mostly peaceful like you seriously. They just very concerned for people who brought marshmallows with them and that they wouldn't have a way to roast him. And that's why they set the tire store on fire was out of concern for them. Wasting marshmallows. But it's a different world. And a lot of this could be laid at the feet of the media because you can't have a country where there two sets of rules for people and two sets of definitions to words for people for very long. But I do think that conservative activists and Republicans need to understand that we do live in that world, and therefore you have to be in a sense politically correct. If you want to talk through the media to the American people, you have to acknowledge their code words on avoid the ones that they will get hung up on. And when you talk to the press Bye. Favorite story and explaining to people that if you say two things or three things you've just given anybody in the press or any of your political opponents the opportunity to pick on one tour. Great. They do not have to report that You said three things they can pick one of them, and that could be the story and on a press conference 1993 I was with the lady was running for governor and won the governorship of New Jersey. And Dole had the Republican Party at the time and myself is taxpayer guy. And it's all about the Virginia and New Jersey races for governor, which Republicans want both out and how that was showing. The Republicans were coming back, and it did foreshadow the 1994 election. Door came in, gave us a presentation, which is fine, and a reporter asked about John Wayne Bobbitt, the Hollywood had his private parts severed and attempts to re re attached or whatever, because that it just happened. And he wisely said, I'm here to talk about Virginia, New Jersey As he walked out he couldn't help himself. He made some joke to the guy on the way out, and that became the only press That very significant press conference with bleeding, You know speakers for the Republicans lady running for Governor Bob Dole. Say if you say three things, one of which is registered questionable and your point gets completely You just have to understand That's what they'll do on you can't have Segways which the President Trump does all the time and say something, and there was a little Segway out, which is obviously if you were reading it, you know this is the secondary thought about the first. Nope. Nope. That's what you meant that that that was the point of your argument and Uh, you know, when I was in high school and college, I knew I had to write left wing trash to get good grades. On..

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Growing concerns over flammable liquids stored in power plant threatened by lava

Orlando's Morning News with Joe Kelley

02:08 min | 5 years ago

Growing concerns over flammable liquids stored in power plant threatened by lava

"The president's former personal attorney michael cohen is hitting back at stormy daniels lawyers claiming that cohen received russia connected money the president's personal attorney michael cohen asking a new york federal judge to deny michael evans admission to a federal case against him because stormy daniels lawyer as revealed private bank records the cohen says he has no legal reason to have michael ever naughty wants to say in that federal case against cohen saying that it affects the hundred and thirty thousand dollar hush money it's stormy daniels received that's reporter andy field hawaii's governor david ige is trying to keep mount kilowatthours lava from hitting a geothermal plant he said he's directed officials to lead a team to look into how the plant can be protected he added that the two main concerns are protecting the geothermal wells and making sure the flammable pentane at the plant can be removed as quickly as possible also said he's requested a presidential disaster declaration in response to the eruption reporter brian shook in a conservative taxpayer advocate is taking issue with the socalled carbon tax because he says americans are being fooled into thinking it's for something else stead of just another layer of taxes are reporter joe ruble winds up his three part series with grover norquist of americans for tax reform with that name you know they're not keen on new taxes but this one really bothers him they believe they've invented the perfect hidden tax because nobody buys carbon right but he explained that a carbon or energy taxes a value added tax that you never really noticed but indeed you're paying for carbon tax hides attacks on energie norquist says congress will vote on a republican resolution against the carbon tax and just a few weeks watch and see where your congressman or senator stands as this bill comes up and he forecast the democrats would make a carbon tax so priority if they regain control of the congress when they introduced a new tax they will promise you anything about how low it is on day one overtime the rate goes up and it affects more products more people joe ruble news ninety six point five wdbo five forty two on orlando's morning news if you've just clicked on.

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