In reading through the newspapers that accumulated while I was away on vacation, I noticed Diane Peeling's comments on the Norquist "Taxpayer Protection Pledge". I couldn't agree more.
Norquist, who was described on the CBS news show 60 Minutes, as a front man for some anonymous people with a lot of money, has coerced most of the Republican representatives in Washington into signing his pledge.
The essence of the pledge is that the people who are signatories promise never to vote for any legislation that will result in raising taxes.
It seems to me that any reasonable person, regardless of how they feel about whether taxes should be raised or not, ought to be outraged when their representative in Washington signs an agreement with a third party about how they will vote in a particular situation.
It is hard to say who is more reprehensible a character like Norquist or the people who signed the pledge, (and that includes both Tom Marino and Pat Toomey).