ATR would “actively oppose” any BBA without supermajority requirement to hike taxes

Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform would oppose any Balanced Budget Amendment that does not include a supermajority requirement for tax increases. The House, with the backing of Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., will be voting on such a measure tomorrow.

“ATR will actively oppose any balanced budget amendment which does not contain a supermajority requirement of at least two-thirds of each chamber to raise taxes,” Ryan Ellis, the group's director of tax policy at ATR.

Last week, the group issued an “alert” to Congress on the matter, which read in part:

Unless tax hikes are taken off the table, reckless lawmakers will increase taxes to pay for these new bloated spending levels, rather than bring spending in line with revenues. Any lawmaker serious about restoring American solvency cannot seriously vote for a BBA that does not include a super-majority requirement for tax increases. To pass a BBA that allows a tax hike by simple majority is to distract from the real problem of government spending, and leave taxpayers to bear the burden of foolhardy federal budgeting.

You can read the full alert here

 

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