Skip to comments.Sarah Palin: Perry's Flat Tax - "That's Going to Gain Momentum!"
Posted on 10/21/2011 1:43:29 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
"Rick Perry -- now coming out with, really embracing Steve Forbes' flat tax idea -- that's going to gain momentum. I look forward to hearing more of the details," she said. "In fact, when I heard that Rick Perry was embracing of Steve Forbes' idea, I went into my garage and dug out an old book from 1999 that Steve Forbes had written. ......Many aspects of it make so much sense - - about the freedom to choose - taxpayer how to file your taxes
..choose a simpler, fairer flat tax
..many of the aspects of it make so much sense."....
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
It doesn’t belong to Perry. It was around before he was.
Taxes are not the country’s biggest problem, jobs are. Perry should not be the tax candidate. He should be the job candidate. We need another tax candidate like another war.
....”While Perry wont offer specifics on the plan until next week, a survey of senior Republican party operatives suggests that the Texas governor might well have stumbled onto a bit of political gold.
The flat tax is fairly simple and easier to explain, which may help Perry who to date has failed to make a coherent case for why hes better on the economy than his rivals with private sector experience like [Mitt] Romney and [Herman] Cain, said Sarah Huckabee, a Republican operative who headed former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlentys Iowa presidential bid earlier this year.
Its the simplicity of the flat tax that makes it so politically appealing. Nearly all Americans but especially Republicans are fed up with the oftentimes baffling complexity of the current tax code and yearn for something better.”.....
If Perry and Cain joined forces to attack Slick Willard’s “plan” on a united front, I wouldn’t care which one of them won the nomination.
“In fact, when I heard that Rick Perry was embracing of Steve Forbes’ idea”
I think she said that. Now for all you palinista’s out there, I don’t think this means she will endorse him. No need to clog the thread with such notions.
Obviously. So what? Perry is the only candidate who supports it.
A flat tax would also remove a lot of corruption from the system. With respect to jobs, if companies are moving out because of high taxes and cheaper labor, lower, easier taxes would keep those companies in the states along with their capital to reinvest and thus more jobs.
Why Rick Perrys Energy Plan Might be a Game-Changer ...........The financial crisis of 2008 reached critical mass almost precisely three years ago. And in Washington, the band plays on.
It doesnt have to be this way. The band in Washington isnt really playing on; they took their hands off their musical instruments and put them around the countrys economic throat years ago. We are by talent and resources among the richest nations on earth, and by our political freedoms, far and away the greatest. But for going on 30 years now, while we have spent more money that we take in, we have chosen to put much of our natural wealth off limits. That choice has led in direct and indirect ways to the straits we find ourselves in now, at the mercy of some of the worlds worst actors to fuel our economy, and on the precipice of bankruptcy. The current president has taken just about every negative fiscal trend and choice and accelerated them. The best line about Obama is simple: He made it all worse. He has made it harder for us to exploit our natural wealth, by making more of it off-limits and by using regulations to make it either too difficult or even illegal to tap. Whether he believes he had noble reasons or not is irrelevant; the effect of Obamas actions is that everything is more expensive, jobs are more scarce and America is less secure.
In his energy plan, Perry shows that he understands all of this, and will fix the problem.
Rick Perry: Energizing American Jobs and SecuritySections: [ Policy Recommendations with each section]
LoL, great comeback, he is 2nd and 10th amendment, are you going to say he jumped on the Thomas Jefferson Bandwagon too?
You can’t seperate taxes and jobs. Higher taxes and the complicated tax codes are job killers. But it’s not like Perry isn’t talking about energy, jobs, etc.
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Gov. Perry’s economic growth package tackles tax reform, entitlement reform and real spending reductions to address the growing debt crisis.
He’s giving the details Oct 25 — next Tuesday.
Taxes and jobs are mutually intertwined. If you remove the tax burden, jobs will come. Obviously, cutting back on regs will help as well.
Taxes cause the jobs problem.
Rick Perry Gets A Grade on Abortion From Texas Pro-Life Groups The big question in the Republican presidential race is whether or not Texas Gov. Rick Perry will throw his name in the hat for the GOP nomination to face pro-abortion president Barack Obama. If he does, Texas pro-life groups give him high marks.
Governor Rick Perry has always championed the pro-life cause, tirelessly advocating for the sanctity of innocent human life in numerous ways, Texas Right to Life executive director Elizabeth Graham tells LifeNews.com.
Governor Perry has worked alongside Texas Right to Life, helping shepherd our pro-life bills and eagerly supporting our measures, Graham said. As governor of Texas, he has intervened to stop anti-life legislation on a number of occasions, and he has helped clear obstacles when necessary. .
June 13, 2011: Texas Gov. Rick Perry blasted pro-abortion President Barack Obama on pro-life issues "Perry said that, under Obama our federal tax dollars can now be used to fund abortion all over the world. With the stroke of a pen, abortion essentially became a U.S. foreign export......."
Perry has pleased pro-life advocates in Texas many times with signing pro-life legislation most recently signing an ultrasound bill allowing women to see them before an abortion and hopefully changing their minds on it. He has been strongly supported by pro-life groups. Perry supported or signed into law the Womens Right to Know Act and the Prenatal Protection Act in 2003, parental consent law in 2005, and funding for alternatives to abortions in 2007 and 2009."
Jul. 02, 2011:"...But his embrace of the voter ID and sanctuary city bills has threatened a backlash among Hispanics, who accounted for 56 percent of the nation's population growth over the past decade.
Perry's push for the sonogram bill has fortified his long-standing ties to family values and pro-life groups but it has also made him a target from other circles.
"We would aggressively work to defeat him [Perry], of course," said Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, which describes itself as non-partisan but typically backs Democrats. Star Telegram
Margaret Carlsons take on Perry She hoping he wont run against Romney, so made an ick list about him including:
This year, Perry signed into law "emergency legislation" forcing a woman seeking an abortion to have a sonogram, after which she'll be told everything about the fetus. And after Texas's anti-sodomy law was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003, he supported the state legislature's refusal to remove the law from its books and called the justices "nine oligarchs in robes."
Political gold? Oh my read FED UP...he was for flat tax when he wrote his book.
How can anyone but industry create jobs?
Slashing the hell out of our central socialist government would be a big help! That is the ONLY way we’ll get industry that can hire people for JOBS!
Many of the unemployed would have been working at entry-level laborer jobs if there was a manufacturing base. Our government drove that off, remember? Washington nitwits stated that the US was going to become a ‘service’ economy whatever the hell that was supposed to mean.
Parking garage attendant? Night watchman over a warehouse full of Chinese goods?
Perry’s at 7%. Big drop off in fund raising.
I’m starting to come to the conclusion Cain doesn’t intend to go after Romney.
Perry will and I think Newt will start to step it up in an off-handed sly way.