Grover Norquist

Tax Bill Highlights Split Between Grover Norquist, Club for Growth

Norquist (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The tax-cut-extension bill set for the Senate floor this week highlights a longstanding fissure between Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform and the Club for Growth.  

The dispute comes down to this: The club would rather see the entire extenders package disappear — and thus see higher revenue flowing to the government, at least in the short-term — because it believes that many of the provisions are anti-growth and would harm the economy in the long run. For Norquist's ATR, lower revenue is the top priority.