Read here in The Hill how the pledge has handcuffed Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer in their plans to raise your taxes (and ours). These folks are persistent, but their frustration is palpable.
"The Pledge" is, of course, the most simple and powerful political instrument of the modern era. Developed by our friend Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, it is a simple promise not to raise taxes while in Congress (or the state legislature). It is designed to separate the men from the boys.
Thus, the Pledge is doing precisely what it was designed to do: draw a line in the sand and hold these spend-a-holics accountable to spending only what they presently have, and not a penny more.
Figure it out guys. This is not that tough.