Freshman Republican says he's done with pledges -- even Norquist's At least one freshman Republican in the House won't be signing Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge next year. Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) said that from here on out, he won't sign the Norquist tax pledge or any other pledge as he wrestles with the complexities of holding office. Ribble is among the gang of 100 lawmakers who have urged the congressional "super committee" to put all options on the table for revenues and spending cuts in seeking a grand bargain to reduce the nation's deficits. The freshman, who ran a roofing company before being elected to Congress, is all for not raising taxes, as Norquist promotes. He'd even like to see some taxes cut. But when it comes to, say, closing the tax loophole for ethanol producers, and using that new revenue to bring down the debt, he parts company with the anti-tax stalwart. The only pledge he's pledging to make in the future is to his constituents in Wisconsin.