by JACKIE CHAZAN (Examiner)
Some Republicans are slowly realizing that solving the country’s economic woes is more important than honoring a 20 year-old pledge. A top Republican senator, Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., broke ranks with other conservatives Wednesday when he said he is ready to ditch the antiquated pledge.
"I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge," he told WMAZ-TV. "If we do it his way then we’ll continue in debt, and I just have a disagreement with him about that."
Chambliss signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, authored by conservative activist Grover Norquist and embraced by the majority of congressional Republican lawmakers. In it, Norquist, an anti-tax lobbyist and head of Americans for Tax Reform, does not allow for tax rates to rise. [MORE]