Freshman Republican says he's done with pledges -- even Norquist's

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    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.
     
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    I would never sign a pledge either. There are no absolutes in life.
     
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    You don't pledge to support the Patriots?
     
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    This Wisconsinite is pretty pleased with the people we've sent to Washington.

    Especially pleased with those who have recanted on the Norquist pledge if they were shortsighted enough to sign it to begin with.
     
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    Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson's comment on it was pretty good too. He signed back in 1998 and now says, "I didn’t know I was signing a marriage agreement".
     
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    How does this stuff get to be news? Barry Hussein is running the Country down the drain and lefties are all thrilled about a statement by a freshman republican that has nothing to do with the future of the Country.
     
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    keep watching Fox news.
     
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    :lol: He must have his finger in the air and the wind ain't a blowin' his way.
     
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    I am a right leaner that is actually sick and tired of Norquist's holier than thou attitude!

     
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    Pledges are for pussies

    Govern based on what is best for your constituents
     

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