In anticipation of the upcoming talks in Congress over raising taxes for the wealthy, Norquist said Republicans can hold hostage the vast majority of Americans so that the rich and super rich can keep their tax breaks.
From Reuters: “At the event, sponsored by the nonpartisan Center for the National Interest think tank where Norquist is a board member, he predicted House Republicans would withstand pressure from Democratic President Barack Obama to raise taxes.”
And how would Republicans do that? “Norquist said they can force Obama to compromise on tax increases and spending cuts by using the debt ceiling as leverage.”
At least we have proof now that the debt ceiling is just a made up issue to foment fear and anger while scoring political points.