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PRESS Pass: Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, believes President Obama’s compromise budget to solve the debt crisis is a “unicorn that nobody’s ever actually met,” and called for the president to put his plan in writing.

In an interview with David on this week’s PRESS Pass, the conservative tax reform advocate said the cause of the debt crisis is due to an explosion in government spending under the Obama administration.

Norquist has been said to have, “outsized influence in the debate over raising the debt ceiling.” The reasoning, he told David Thursday, is because he represents taxpayers. His Taxpayer Protection Pledge asks elected officials to pledge to his or her constituents that they will not raise taxes.  “Taxpayers are not part of the debate but they should be,” Norquist said.

Watch the full interview above to get his take on the 2012 election and how his pledge effects Republicans who choose not to sign it.