The American Enterprise Institute hosts a debate on Americans for Tax Reform's "Taxpayer Protection Pledge." ATR President Grover Norquist defends the pledge against New York Times' Ross Douthat.
Norquist helped write the anti-tax pledge that 238 House members and 41 Senators have signed.
The Taxpayer Protection Pledge for House members reads:
"I, _______________, pledge to the taxpayers of the _____ district of the state of__________, and to the American people that I will:
ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates."