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 and co-host of MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown.” He also serves as NBC News’s on-air political analyst for “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Today,” “Meet the Press,” and MSNBC. Additionally, Todd has been responsible for all aspects of the network’s political coverage, including maintaining contact with the campaigns and serving as the point person for political news and information. He is also the editor of First Read, NBC’s guide to political news and trends in and around Washington, writes weekly analysis columns for MSNBC.com, and hosts regular online discussions on Newsvine. Before joining NBC, Todd was editor-in-chief of National Journal’s “The Hotline,” Washington’s premier political daily briefing. Todd has been featured as one of Washingtonian’s “Best Of” journalists.
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.