Grover Norquist appears with Chuck Todd at the Washington Ideas Forum 2012.
Grover Norquist (Twitter: @GroverNorquist) is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at President Reagan’s request. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government and opposes higher taxes at the federal, state, and local levels and supports tax reform that moves towards taxing consumed income one time at one rate. ATR organizes the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which asks all candidates for federal and state office to commit themselves in writing to the American people to oppose all tax increases. In the 113th Congress, 219 House members and 39 Senators have taken the pledge. On the state level, 14 governors and 1,035 state legislators have taken the pledge.
Chuck Todd is the chief White House correspondent for NBC News, as well as the host of “The Daily Rundown” on msnbc. He became NBC News’ political director in March 2007. He also serves as NBC News’ on-air political analyst for “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Today,” “Meet the Press,” and msnbc.
American voters want the wealthy taxed at a higher rate, but also say they don't want to raise taxes to fix the deficit issue. Why? According to Grover Norquist, it's because voters suspect a tax increase for the rich would eventually lead to a similar increases for the middle class.