The efforts of the Ron Paul campaign continues to bear fruit, this time in the form of a 29-year-old former hedge fund staffer who's being dubbed the next Grover Norquist.
Jonathan Bydlak is a Princeton graduate who worked in 2008 for Ron Paul's energized but ultimately doomed quest for the presidency, and he's gaining traction as head of the Coalition to Reduce Spending
, an organization that aims to do precisely what it says on the tin.
CRS is modeled after anti-tax icon Grover Norquist's Americans For Tax Reform, which is why Bydlak is being considered a follower in his fiscally-minded footsteps. But unlike Norquist, Bydlak is all about putting a lid on borrowing, rather than taxation, as Business Insider
's Grace Wyler points out
"For a long time, Grover's pledge made sense because the fear of raising taxes was a check on the fear of raising spending," says Bydlak. "But the political climate has changed - there is far more of a willingness to borrow than before, and that requires a new solution."
Part of his solution has come in the form of the Norquist-approved tactic of the pledge. CRS' pledge from lawmakers to reduce spending has thus far garnered 24 signatures, including those of Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. David Hancock.
Via Business Insider