Skip to comments.Jindal Corrects Perry on Candidate's Own Tax Plan
Posted on 12/21/2011 12:47:43 PM PST by TBBT
Rick Perry reached out for a little help from one of his biggest supporters Tuesday, with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal joining him on the campaign trail.
While answering a question during a town hall meeting in Maquoketa, Iowa, Perry forgot about the about the standard deduction he built into his own flat tax plan, saying it would be gone.
Jindal quickly chimed in to correct him. "You actually keep the standard deduction in your flat tax," said the popular Bayou State Republican.
"Oh that's right, as a matter of fact we raise it to $12,500, uh, per family I think," Perry replied. "Thank you for correcting me on that governor... not that I ever make a mistake."
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I love Perry stands on issues and I am as absent minded as anyone (but then again, I am not going to run for president).
Perry is just not ready for prime time.
You are playing the gotcha game, just like the msm wants you too. Rick Perry has a strong record, and he doesn’t have elastic morals. He’s the same person yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The msm cannot stand it, so they play the gotcha game.
“Oh that’s right, as a matter of fact we raise it to $12,500, uh, per family I think,”
You have to respect a man that speaks with strong confidence and conviction and can understand the tax policies that he developed on his very own.
Coming from the Romney News Network it would be nice to see a video rather than relying on Nick Kalman’s crack reporting.
I posted they only report when Perry fumbles. Well, here it is! We know who is being shoved down the public's throats. Ironically, Ron Paul is leading the polls. I guess the public is not taking the bait. Maybe people will wise up and give Perry another look.
The MSM is hanging on every word Perry says while speaking to groups all day long — waiting for the missed word or mistake.
The meme is he “messes up” so they want to keep it rolling in the news.
I would bet every candidate makes a verbal mistake each and every day but the MSM doesn’t want to dilute the “Qualying” of Perry.
This link is on FR from the Iowa Republican. Much better than the one you have. It mentions Jindal’s correction. More importantly, it isn’t lame stream media.
They should be so vigilant about the current administration.
Perry would be my top choice if only he had about 20 more IQ points.
How many people do they have following Perry around. Sure seems like there’s enough to catch every syllable spoken. It’s getting old with Perry, Newt, and others. Why doesn’t someone actually report on Obama and what he says. That would be new and different.
Are these the same people who told me Ronald Reagan was a dumb Governor?
Guess you like that rocket scientist in the WH now?
Go, Rick Perry!!
“I would bet every candidate makes a verbal mistake each and every day but the MSM doesnt want to dilute the Qualying of Perry.”
You are exactly right, but it gets even worse. During the debate, it was not Rick Perry who said that people who thought that tax payers should not fund the college education of illegal aliens were heartless, but it was really Newt Gingrich.
And when the MSM led us to believe that it was Rick Perry who could not name the federal departments that he would abolish, it was actually Herman Cain who could not name that Department of Energy!
The MSM, the pollsters and the Bilderbergs are simply working to destroy Rick Perry!
Give it a rest.
He only has the best record of any governor in the country. I’ll take him.
He’s a seminar poster who doesn’t appear to do anything more than post pro Newt or anti anyone else postings.
Perry went from 8% last week to 6.4% today. (RCP average)
Looks like the Romney attack ads taking down Newt didn’t help Perry one tiny bit. The man has zero credibility.
My first rule is: anyone but O (ie has to be able to WIN).
Second rule: ethically sound
Third: strong conservative positions
Perry meets two and three but I am afraid that he could not achieve rule 1. I would rather win with a flawed candidate than lose with a solid one.
RickPerry.org works just fine for me.
Sorry, Perry has never lost an election and he’s been governor of TX for 10 years. How many others even have that kind of record of winning. I’ll take him.
“Perry went from 8% last week to 6.4% today.”
And that was only the respondents in Paint Creek, Texas.
Which is worse? Perry’s verbal flub of his very solid tax plan or This from Newt: Inadvertently Names Porn Company Entrepreneur of The Year For Stimulating The Economy
Think Progress has the goods on that, including a pdf copy of the award letter.
“Guess you like that rocket scientist in the WH now?”
Mr 57 states? Nope. His intellect is overrated as he has no understanding of history or economics.
I just got tired of the latest joker from Texas and having to defend all his gaffes for 8 years. And Perry, he makes W look like Dick Cheney.
“He only has the best record of any governor in the country. Ill take him.”
I dont know about best but he is pretty good. And I do like him and would support him wholeheartedly if he is nominated (also Id support him against Romney every day of the week and twice on sunday).
I think it is important for our movement to have a front man who can actually reason with people and convince them that we are in the right. Perry is a serial flubber.
I have a feeling that if he would have secured RickPerry.com rather than RickPerry.org, you would be saying the same thing.
I have come to the conclusion, he has by far the most consistent record of the bunch. No one else even comes close.
I was reminded recently that the MSM always has a dummie and an evil with GOP candidates and named them all the way back to Nixon.
It's true! Perry has already been deemed the "dummie" so if he should become the candidate, his VP would be "evil."
It is all Perry now. Very nice commercial with his beautiful wife.
Yes, the liberal media told you more about his acting. Don't you remember they kept calling Reagan the "former actor" and star of "Bedtime for Bonzo."
LOL...he drove them wild. God, how I miss that man.
I don't remember it so fondly! I remember gritting my teeth as they attacked him the way the left attacked Bush. It was painful!
There was no consensus about his greatness as there is now. They portrayed 1984 as a fluke.