When Is A Tax Hike Not A Tax Hike? When Grover Norquist Says So
Grover Norquist seems to be engaging in some doublespeak in order to claim that his precious tax pledge won’t be violated by a resolution of the Fiscal Cliff that includes raising tax rates on high income earners:
Grover Norquist on Monday expressed confidence that any last-minute fiscal cliff deal would not hike tax rates.
“I’m working with all the folks who are trying to defend taxpayers here in Congress,” he said on CNN’s “Starting Point.” “I don’t think you’re going to see something that actually raises taxes. We may get some tax cuts now and have to fight for others later.”
Norquist’s comments come hours before the deadline for an agreement hits, after congressional leaders failed to hammer out a deal over the weekend.
So tax rates will be going up but it won’t really be a rise in tax rates? How does that go again?