Norquist's Tax Pledge Loses a Republican Signer

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Grover Norquist is the creator of the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge.” It’s an oath to never vote for any legislation that will raise taxes. More than 270 members of Congress have pledged, and they’re all Republican. But now one Republican is taking his John Hancock off the oath. That Republican is Virginia Rep. Scott Rigell.

Rep. Rigell instead proposes a new idea. A recent TIME Magazine article called it the 20 percent solution. It involves raising the country's revenues (which includes taxes) to somewhere near 20 percent, and cutting down spending to 20 percent.