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Rick Perry Taxes

Rick Perry Said He 'Never Raised Taxes' While Serving As Texas Governor. That's Not The Case. | Lori Robertson | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he “never raised taxes” in his 14 years as governor of th...

Perry Push Prompts Warnings Against 'Irresponsible' Moves

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

By Corrie MacLaggan AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry called on Thursday for tax relief to be a priority for...

Perry's Game-Changing Plan for Jobs and Growth

Ken Blackwell | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

America's tax code is counterproductive and a failed attempt at social engineering. It's time for a bold plan proven to foster economic growth. It's time for a flat tax.

Flatland USA: Welcome to the Future, Rick Perry-Style

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Poverty-stricken Americans in Rick Perry's Flatland navigate a landscape filled with danger, as crumbling bridges and collapsing buildings threaten their safety and rolling blackouts and water failures leave them thirsty and in the dark more and more of the time.

Step Right Up Here Folks, Tell You What I'm Going to Do...

Norman Lear | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Lear

I am haunted by something I saw on my TV set this morning. Governor Rick Perry was telling us how simple it would be to fill out a tax form for those who bought into his plan. And to illustrate his point he pulled out what looked to be a blank 5"x7" card.

Governor Perry's Tax Plan...

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Under the Perry's plan, you can choose to pay taxes either under the current system or pay a 20% flat tax. By adding a new tax code to live astride the current one, it adds much complexity to an already too complex system.

A Poor Excuse for Public Discourse

Scott Lilly | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

With nearly a quarter of the nation's proven oil reserves, Texas collects a cool 7.5% on the market value of natural gas production and 4.6% on oil. What's puzzling is how little advantage Rick Perry has taken of this unique opportunity.

Top Ten Benefits of a Rick Perry Presidency

James Napoli | Posted 11.07.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

Maybe some of you are worried about what might happen if Rick Perry becomes president. Well, I found ten other ways of looking at that eventuality.

Perry Makes Questionable Connection In Response To Civil Rights Question

Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

During a stop in Rock Hill, South Carolina over the weekend, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry connected the civil rights movement to a fig...

Laura Bassett

Gov. Rick Perry's Texas Tax System Heavily Burdens Poor Residents | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

During his presidential campaign announcement speech last week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry lamented the "injustice" that nearly half of all Americans -- th...