Interesting piece on 60 minutes tonight on Grover Norquist and Americans for Tax Reform. The pledge that all Republicans sign not only forbids them to oppose any tax increase but also to elimiate any deduction. So basically a Republican corporate lobbyist can work to insert a tax break into a bill and then once in place Grover's organization will insure the break remains law. They do this via a non-profit funded by these same corporations with no disclosure. The group accomplishes their goal via the intimidation of a primary challange heavily funded by Norquists group. These keeps Republican's in line. Since so many districts have been gerry mandered to be Republican only and the Senate can stop anything unless you have 60 votes these days it is plenty to keep the Corporate Welfare in place. So if you are voting for a Republican who has signed the pledge you are basically voting for the Corporations to control this country. A fews brave Republicans have told Norquist to go to hell but they are few and far between.