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Don Young's turbulent relationship with Americans for Tax Reform

"He is a pledge-taker and now a pledge-breaker. Having broken the pledge, that's the worst thing you can do. It doesn't get any worse." - Grover Norquist, President, ATR, talking about Don Young, July 2008

Americans for Tax Reform recently denounced Don Young for breaking his pledge to oppose "any and all tax increases". This rebuke came a month after Young was promoting his "Hero of the Taxpayer Award" from Americans for Tax Reform.

  • Don Young pulls a campaign ad and apologizes for misrepresenting a 2007 "Hero of the Taxpayer Award" from Americans for Tax Reform. - 7/26/08
  • Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist compares Don Young's tax pledge violation to "rat heads in Coke bottles". - 7/25/08
  • Since 1994, Young received this award five times, but was passed over nine times due to his voting record according to Grover Norquist. - 7/25/08
  • Don Young routinely agrees to the Americans for Tax Reform pledge to oppose "any and all tax increases".
  • Don Young promotes his "Hero of the Taxpayer Award" from Americans for Tax Reform. - 6/27/08
  • Americans for Tax Reform "celebrates" Don Young's abandonment of a proposed gas tax hike. - 2/11/04
  • Americans for Tax Reform reveals Don Young's "stealth" gas tax hike. - 2/6/04
  • Americans for Tax Reform denounces Don Young's land grab bill. - 5-81-00

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