An Open Letter to Grover Norquist from John Burton
May 19, 2014
Americans for Tax Reform
722 12th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Dear Mr. Norquist,
I’m very concerned that our political philosophies may be starting to merge.
I commend you on wanting to name three thousand items in the country after Ronald Reagan. As you know, I was in the state legislature when Ronald was governor and I fondly remember his signing the largest tax increase in the more than hundred year history of our state. That Reagan tax increase stood as the state’s largest until of course the early 1990s, when Governor Pete Wilson signed a $7.3 billion dollar tax increase.
I also fondly remember Governor Reagan signing the bill to liberalize abortion, the Therapeutic Abortion Act.
I think it’s wonderful that you’re willing to honor somebody who has such a liberal progressive record.
Peace and friendship,
California Democratic Party