Orange Boehner Fears Turning Grover Blue

Republican House Speaker John Boehner again expressed his unwillingness to raise taxes and anger his puppeteer Grover Norquist. Conservative lobbyist Norquist is the head of Americans For Tax Reform, which is an organization most famous for the its Taxpayer Protection Pledge which almost all congressional Republicans have signed.

By signing this pledge, Republicans are required to oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal tax rate on businesses or individuals regardless of need, necessity, or common sense. Should a signee choose to violate this agreement they can no doubt look forward to facing the full fury and financial resources of Grover Norquist’s ATR, ensuring an extremely difficult reelection campaign.

Politicians Engage In “Soft Corruption” & It’s Not On Cinemax

60 Minutes aired a report in which it claimed that  politicians have used private information to make stock trades, i.e. “soft corruption”.  While it doesn’t appear that any of the politicians actually broke the law with their questionable stock trades, that is probably because U.S. insider trading laws don’t apply to members of congress.