The tax code is weighted toward the ultra-wealthy and ultra-wealthy corporations, and has created an offshore aristocracy of people who can afford to hire an army of accountants and lawyers. This shifts the tax burden to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and others. I don't want to see taxes go up on any hardworking American. We need a simpler, fairer tax code.
-- Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), who after signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge during his first four runs for Congress, defied Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform and decided not to sign this time around, in an interview with Rod Dreher, 13 May 2012