Talk:Americans for Tax Reform

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(No source for following claim about Norquist:)

Norquist has also worked as a lobbyist for clients including Microsoft, American Business for Legal Immigration, Distilled Spirits Council, Edison Electric Institute, Interactive Gaming Council, and British Petroleum.

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K Street Project is "non-partisan research of political affiliation, employment background, and political donations of members in Washington DC's premier lobbying firms, trade associations, and industries." Ironically, it shares its name with the project by the Republican Party to pressure Washington lobbying firms to hire Republicans in top positions, and to reward loyal GOP lobbyists with access to influential officials. That projects was launched in 1995, by Republican strategist and ATF founder Grover Norquist working with former House majority leader Tom DeLay.

While many of the resources on this site appear non-partisan, there is also a prominent link to Daniel J. Flynn's report on liberal bias in higher education.[1]

Author of Intellectual Morons: How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall for Stupid Ideas (Crown Forum, 2004) and Why the Left Hates America: Exposing the Lies That Have Obscured Our Nation's Greatness (Prima Forum, 2002). The latter is a Crown imprint which publishes conservative, current event titles. such as Flynn, Ann Coulter and L. Brent Bozell III, founder and president of the Media Research Center.[2] Flynn served from 1994-1997 as program officer for Young America's Foundation, from 1997-2003 as executive director of Accuracy in Academia, and from 2004-2005 as director of the Campus Leadership Program at the Leadership Institute.[3]

Tax and Spend ... for War

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Shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City, the New Republic reported that Norquist had been working to broker a "strange alliance" between the Republican Party and radical Islam.[4] In February 2003, however, ATR weighed in to support the Bush administration's war drive against Iraq. According to the New York Times, "Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, said his organization had sent every state legislature a proposed measure for adoption the day fighting starts that supports Mr. Bush's actions."[5]

  1. kstreetproject, Is a Dedicated Server Worth What You Pay?, organizational report, (no date listed).
  2. The Crown Publishing Group, Crown Forum, organizational website, accessed May 23, 2013.
  3. Flynn Files, Biography, organizational website, accessed May 23, 2013.
  4. Franklin Foer, Fevered Pitch, New Republic, November 12, 2001.
  5. Michael Janofsky, Antiwar Sentiment in County Seats and City Halls, The New York Times, February 1, 2003.