Lets all thank Grover Norquist for keeping politicians in check on tax increases
He is a personal hero of mine. One of the most influential men in U.S. politics. Grover Norquist makes almost every Republican sign the Americans for Tax Reform pledge to not vote for Tax increases under any circumstances. And while most wouldn't wanna increase taxes on principle anyway, there are some R.I.N.O.'s (Repub in name only) that would do it IF he didn't keep them on a leash with the Tax pledge. If they vote to increases taxes, Grover comes after them full force.