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Grover Norquist wants fiscal cliff talks on TV

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In light of the “he says, she says” fiscal cliff debate — with Republicans and Democrats blaming each other — one solution might be to put the talks on television.

Grover Norquist, conservative lobbyist and president of Americans for Tax Reform, suggested televised fiscal cliff talks during his appearance on NBC‘s “Meet the Press“on Sunday morning. Norquist was part of a roundtable on the topic of budget proposals and the fiscal cliff.

“[The President] should get into a room with C-SPAN cameras there and negotiate,” Norquist said. He stressed that cameras would show for certain whether or not Republicans were being reasonable during negotiations. “Gotta have cameras in that room, none of these press releases after,” he added.

At the end of the roundtable talk, Norquist again came back to the idea of broadcasting the budget debates.

“We are going to get tv cameras in there,” he said. “What I’m tired of is people saying one thing in those negotiations and then holding press conferences…”

 

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  1. RANDO

    December 3rd, 2012

    Not a bad idea, but I doubt if barry will let it happen.

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  2. Stirrin the B.S.

    December 3rd, 2012

    “Buh, buh, but that would require real transparency, and uhh, uhh, the umm, American people already know that I’m running the most transparent administration in the history of the United States.”

    “So, uuhh, uuhh, ummm, it’s just really not called for. The American people will see that for what it really is: uh, uh, uh,a right wing extremist gimmick.”

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  3. msq

    December 3rd, 2012

    cant have that, what if the conservatives make sense?

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  4. Xavier

    December 3rd, 2012

    Yeah I’m sensing first debate jitters by the administration.

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  5. Aunt Liz

    December 3rd, 2012

    Grover has too many ties to the Muslims. GET HIM on the tax issue – but the GOP should distance themselves from him BIG TIME.

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  6. Dadof3

    December 3rd, 2012

    They work for us damnit. If we want cameras in there offices to see how often they actually show up for work, we should get them too.

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