Talking with Chris Wallace about the flat tax, Gov. Rick Perry proposes that starving the beast is a pretty good idea:
There's nothing wrong with lower revenue. I think Americans are ready for Washington DC to quit spending money that they don't have. [. . .]It sounds like he gets it. Via The Right Scoop, here's the entire interview, which is worth watching:
I don't want more revenue in Washington DC's hands. I want more revenue in the private sector job creators' hands and in American citizens out there. I guarantee you they'll make better decisions about how to spend that money than Washington DC will.
Then there's Romney, whose record as governor of Massachusetts can't be called conservative by any stretch of the imagination. Conservatives who think they know how he'd behave as president are basing those assumptions, I guess, not on his record but on his rhetoric, tailored to this race and this political moment. I don't know why they believe him:
“It’s like a box of chocolates, you don’t know what you’re going to get. Frankly, there’s a bunch of people who are tired of getting a box of chocolates.”Or maybe they don't believe him but are supporting him out of fear that he alone can beat Obama. Don't bet on it.
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