To the editor:
At the Lynn Jenkins appearance on Friday, many Lawrencians pleaded for compromise. They should have saved their breath.
Rep. Jenkins, along with 234 other Republicans in the House, has signed the Grover Norquist “Tax Protection Pledge,” committing never to increase taxes. This unyielding position is the principal obstacle to the adoption of a meaningful deficit reduction plan.
The Norquist pledge is designed to protect the super rich, who, as Warren Buffett has observed, pay income tax at low rates — rates much lower than those paid by many Lawrencians.
Jenkins has chosen to cast her lot with the super rich. Don’t expect compromise while she is in office.