Colbert Cowers Before ‘Tax Master’ Grover Norquist’s Powers


The fiscal cliff is coming! If Republicans and Democrats don’t strike a deal by January 1, massive automatic spending cuts are triggered and the Bush-era tax cuts expire.

“In other words, we’re all going to die,” Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday. Many Republicans signed a pledge with Grover Norquist not to increase taxes. But Democrats think they might have a workaround: allow all the Bush tax cuts to expire at the new year, then vote for a middle-class tax cut.“They’re thinking this will fool Grover Norquist,” Colbert said. “The Norquist cannot be tricked so easily. … Oh, the bearded one is vengeful.”

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