On the heels of a new Twitter page and Web site for tax reform launched by the leaders of Congress’s two main tax committees, a coalition of advocacy groups has issued a Twitter challenge to Grover Norquist’s influential lobbying group, Americans for Tax Reform.
Last week, House Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., and Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., launched TaxReform.gov and the Twitter account @simplertaxes (see Congress Launches Tax Reform Web Site and Twitter Page).
On Monday, Americans for Tax Fairness, a national coalition representing more than 280 groups pressing for a tax system that requires the wealthy and big corporations to pay their fair share of taxes, launched #BeatGrover on Twitter and Facebook to challenge Norquist and Americans for Tax Reform to see which organization could generate more comments in favor of reforming the U.S. tax system on Congress’s new tax reform site.
“I’m issuing a challenge today to Grover Norquist that we’ll generate more comments from everyday Americans pressing for a more fair tax system—not one favoring the richest 2 percent and big corporations through special-interest tax loopholes,” said Americans for Tax Fairness campaign manager Frank Clemente in a statement. “We know the American people and leading economists are with us and we’re putting as much pressure on members of Congress as we can to make sure that they end special-interest tax dodging. We need a fair and balanced solution that requires the wealthy and corporations to pay their fair share of taxes, not one that reduces tax rates.”
For more information, visit www.AmericansForTaxFairness.org/BeatGrover on the Web and www.Facebook.com/Americans4TaxFairness on Facebook. The group’s Twitter handle is @4TaxFairness and it has created the hashtag #BeatGrover.