Grover Norquist Doesn’t Think Women Do Budgets
Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist attacked Senator Patty Murray in a NYTimes piece today on the Debt Committee.
“All six Republicans on the committee have signed the pledge not to raise taxes dictated by Grover Norquist, who heads Americans for Tax Reform. Now, Mr. Norquist said, he will focus on keeping the Democrats in line. “The Republicans are serious budget reformers; the lady from Washington,” Mr. Norquist said of Mrs. Murray, “doesn’t do budgets.”
Not content dictating the legislative actions of the Republicans he controls, Norquist is now lobbing sexist insults at the Democrats who dare to stand up to his ideological extremism. Senator Murray is second in line for the leadership on the Senate Budget Committee and a co-chair of the Debt Super Committee. Also, she raised a family. So if Norquist thinks the “lady from Washington” doesn’t know how to budget, he’s even more out of touch with America than we thought (and we thought he was pretty out of touch). Ever met an American mom, Grover? Women do, in fact, “do budgets.”
If you’re as appalled by Norquist’s behavior as we are, we urge you to join our twitter campaign today at #MomsKnowBudgets or ask your friends to answer our question on Facebook.
RT @emilyslist Grover thinks ladies don’t budget. Has Grover ever met an American mom? #momsknowbudgets
RT @emilyslist Moms – stop your family financial planning this instant! Don’t you know ladies don’t budget? #momsknowbudgets
Sen. @PattyMurray is 2nd in line for Dems on Budget and #SuperCommittee co-chair. And a mom. #momsknowbudgets