Simpson talks debt deal, Norquist

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Former Sen. Alan Simpson, the co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, joined the Last Word to discuss how Obama handled the negotiations and what to expect with the debt super committee.

And you can’t talk about fixing the debt, without talking about revenues. Grover Norquist, the anti-tax pledge master and second most powerful man in Washington, who, by the way, is not even an elected official, came up quite a few times in this conversation with Lawrence. Simpson called for an investigation into Norquist’s extreme reach within the Republican party.

“If Grover Norquist is more powerful than the President of the United States and Congress, he should run for president,” said Simpson. “It’s time now peel all the layers of onion off of Grover Norquist.”

There were too many zingers in this interview to count. Watch for yourself.

Grover Norquist

Simpson talks debt deal, Norquist

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