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Grover Norquist, the conservative lobbyist who heads Americans for Tax Reform, was admonished Tuesday by congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va.) for his inflexibility.
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Grover Norquist, the conservative lobbyist who heads Americans for Tax Reform, was admonished Tuesday by congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va.) for his inflexibility.

Northern Virginia Republican Congressman Frank Wolf lashed out against anti-tax conservative Grover Norquist on the House floor Tuesday for the inflexibility of his politics.

From his post as the head of Americans for Tax Reform, Norquist has become one of the most powerful players in conservative politics. The majority of Republicans sign the group’s pledge to oppose any new tax increases. If they stray even once, they get publicly blasted by Norquist's organization.

Earlier this year many Republican senators deviated from Norquist and voted to undo subsidies for ethanol production without voting for further tax reductions elsewhere, but the effort never became law. 

“Everything must be on the table, and I believe how the pledge is interpreted and enforced by Mr. Norquist is a roadblock to realistically reforming our tax code," Wolf told his House GOP colleagues, saying they need to be more flexible in order to cut the federal debt.

Wolf says he doesn’t support tax increases, but he said lawmakers need to change the tax code to trim the deficit. An interview request to Americans for Tax Reform was not returned by deadline.

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