Sen. John McCain said this morning that he would vote in favor of the Republican tax bill. Grover Norquist is the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform to explain why he's optimistic the bill will pass. Norquist, who has been bullish on the bill all along, says the fact that McCain's made his announcement now, not later, means "we will have a signed bill for Christmas." He also points out how well the stock market has reacted to McCain's announcement. Norquist also says that Americans shouldn't be concerned about the rapid passage of the legislation because "the Senate has had 70 hearings on this bill alone." During the vote, in fact, The anti-tax crusader thinks we may see a handful of Democrats who decide to associate themselves with the bill. The vote is expected Thursday night or early Friday morning.

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