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Rock the House Paperback – March, 1995

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Vytis Pub Co; 2nd edition (March 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964578603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964578609
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.5 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,311,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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GROVER G. NORQUIST is President of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at the request of President Reagan. ATR is a coalition of taxpayer groups, individuals, and businesses opposed to higher taxes at the federal, state, and local levels. It organizes the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which asks all candidates for federal and state office to commit themselves in writing to oppose all tax increases.

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gary Maloney on September 27, 1997
Format: Paperback
Norquist, the premier conservative activist in Washington today, writes of the ascendance of the Movement from both a personal and historical perspective. A Harvard graduate of the mid-1970s, Norquist emerged quickly during the Reagan years as one of the best organizers and issue advocates of his generation. He is a close Gingrich ally, but lacks the Speaker's baggage. He is alsoa monthly columnist for The American Spectator magazine.
While a little rough around the edges (publisher VYTIS does not produce a polished volume), this book is a valuable tour of recent political events through the eyes of the post-Buckley, post-Reagan conservative generation. This is the meat of the argument advanced more humorously by writers such as P.J. O'Rourke (a Norquist friend) -- that freedom is the real goal, and government almost always gets in the way.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By another reader on April 17, 2006
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Grover panders to the American fantasy of the impossible: a high service government and low taxes. This can be done by exploding the national debt, precisely what has happened in the Reagan and W years. Reagan slashed taxes and within the eight years of his administration, the national debt doubled. W was foolish enough to cut taxes while fighting a war, the first American president to do something that stupid. As the dollar dives, the foolishness of low taxation should be obvious to all, but it isn't. OPEC debated in Nov 07 whether they should stop taking dollars in payment for oil--a sign of the times.

As long as foreign governments, including China, are willing to buy our government bonds, high US national spending with low taxes will last. But nothing lasts forever. Interest rates will go up big time, buying a house will be prohibitively expensive for most, and few Americans will blame themselves for the fiscal profligacy of the people they elected.
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7 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 16, 2003
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To the reviewer who wants to meet Grover, let me tell you that I have met him and he is utterly charmless, rude, and self-absorbed. He does not know how to listen, only to push ahead in his own views. And this book is like him. He does not engage arguments in a thoughtful and meaningful way, but belittles and labels opponents. This is not the place to find a reasoned argument.
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 21, 2001
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I like this book a lot. It's well written and funny. It's about an imaginary country just like America only it's a satire. I would like to meet the author Grover Norquist and see if he is as funny in person as this book is. He has a really good imagination. This book makes me want to be a comedy writer some day, too.
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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J. David Singletary II on August 26, 2002
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This book is awesome. Grover Norquist is a one-of-a kind man in this world of Liberals. I reccomend this book to all the people out there. His evidence is rock solid and we should all resist taxes like Grover proclaims.
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