Veteran North Carolina Republican political strategist Marc Rotterman, a senior fellow at the John Locke Foundation, is one of 38 prominent conservatives who have signed a petition making demands about the fiscal cliff negotiations.
They are calling for no net tax increase, no de-coupling of tax rates, real spending reductions, no two-step process that kicks the can down the road, and not increasing the debt limit without budget cuts and spending caps.
Some of the more prominent names on the list, which is meant to represent a cross-section of the right (all the way from right to far right): Edwin Meese III, the former U.S attorney general; Tony Perkins, Family Research Council; Gary Bauer, American Values; Richard Viguerie, direct-mail pioneer. Others represent Citizens United, the National Taxpayers Union, The Paul Revere Project, Tea Party Express, and the Coalition for a Conservative Majority.
The group is also asking that negotiations between the Congress and the president should be open to public scrutiny.