Grover Norquist to headline taxpayer rally in St. Paul

The Minnesota Taxpayers League announced today that Grover Norquist, with Americans for Tax Reform, will headline the annual Taxpayers Rally at the State Capitol on April 27.

Norquist is best known for fiercely opposing tax hikes on the federal level. His “Taxpayer Protection Pledge” asks candidates for U.S. House and Senate oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes. The Taxpayers League says all but 16 Republican members on the House and six Republican Senators have signed the pledge.

“The Taxpayers League of Minnesota is excited to have an individual with such great national identity and inside knowledge of DC politics speaking at our rally,” said Phil Krinkie, President of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota.

The annual Taxpayer Rally is meant to protest government spending and high taxes.

Former presidential candidate Herman Cain headlined the rally last year.

  • Amos5andDime

    Grover is also “Current NRA Board member. NRA Life member.” Shall we replace taxpayer-supported public services with guns, guns, guns?

  • Rich Dietman

    Grover Norquist isn’t a “taxpayer.” He’s as anti-tax as they come. Instead of carrying on in front of a rally, get him a dump truck full of hot asphalt, a shovel and an orange vest and set him to patching our spring potholes. Save some real taxpayer dollars that way.

  • mzm

    someone or some groups in the metro should organize a pro-civil society rally.

    Public services exist as part of a civil society.

  • Greg from Grozny

    “Grover is also “Current NRA Board member. NRA Life member.” Shall we replace taxpayer-supported public services with guns, guns, guns?”

    Viewed another way: “NRA Member Norquist is a tax hawk. Should we replace guns with copies of Turbo-Tax?”

    It makes about as much sense.

    “Grover Norquist isn’t a “taxpayer.” He’s as anti-tax as they come”

    So? Many of us pay our taxes, but ask if it’s possible to have the government we actually need, and no more.

    That some find that threatening is of no consequence.

    “Instead of carrying on in front of a rally, get him a dump truck full of hot asphalt, a shovel and an orange vest and set him to patching our spring potholes. Save some real taxpayer dollars that way.”

    Is it your contention that public works employees don’t currently get paid? Indeed, most of them can retire in their fifties, because I’ll be working well into my seventies to pay their pensions.

    “Public services exist as part of a civil society.”

    So does debate.

    Why do you have civil debate?

  • ofnameof

    Republicans in Minnesota ran on the principles of Grover Norquist in 2012, and Republicans lost the Minnesota elections BIG TIME.