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Rand Paul: Time for Flat Tax of 14.5%

'Blow up the tax code,' he writes

(Newser) - Rand Paul doesn't want to reform what he thinks is a ridiculously complicated and corrupt tax code, he wants to destroy it. In the Wall Street Journal today, the presidential candidate lays out a plan to "blow up the tax code" and replace it with a 14.5%... More »

Perry Tax Plan Would Cost Feds $1T: Study

Plan 'redistributing income to top end,' says think tank

(Newser) - Under Rick Perry's flat tax plan , the rich will get richer, the federal government will get poorer, and the poor will stay pretty much where they are, according to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center. The center's study predicts that Perry's plan would cut government revenue by some... More »

Rick Perry's Tax Plan: Are You Serious?

Perry's tax plan can't possibly work, Kevin Drum argues

(Newser) - Well, Rick Perry’s tax plan is out , and it’s left Kevin Drum of Mother Jones sort of speechless. “What can you even say about this?” he marvels. “It sounds less like a tax plan than a big ol' stew pot of right-wing applause lines.” Perry... More »

Perry: 'It's Fun to Poke' Obama

He formally rolls out tax plan in South Carolina

(Newser) - Rick Perry's busy day, one being perceived as his camp's attempt to recharge his flagging campaign , continues in South Carolina as he rolls out his flat tax plan. A key quote from his speech:
  • “Taxes will be cut across all income groups in America, and the net
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Perry Rolls Out '20-20' Flat Tax Plan

'Cut, Balance, and Grow' plan cuts corporate tax rate

(Newser) - Rick Perry has rolled out a flat tax plan to rival Herman Cain's "9-9-9" plan. The Texan's "20-20" plan—or, as he calls it, "Cut, Balance, and Grow"—cuts the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20% and allows individuals to choose between paying... More »

Rick Perry Will Propose National Flat Tax

It will be part of his economic plan that comes out next week

(Newser) - He may hate 9-9-9, but Rick Perry is all in favor of a national flat tax. The Texas governor announced today that he will propose one as part of his economic plan next week, reports the Weekly Standard . “I want to make the tax code so simple that even... More »

Cain's 9-9-9 the Cure for a Convoluted Tax Code

Arthur Laffer on the stimulating powers of lower taxes

(Newser) - Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan has come under a lot of fire, but Arthur Laffer, of the Laffer Center for Supply Side Economics, thinks it will “right the wrongs of our federal tax code.” These days we’re mired in “ever-more arcane tax codes” that seek not... More »

GOP Debate Stays Cordial

New front-runner Huckabee remains quiet, positive

(Newser) - Republican presidential hopefuls held their final debate before Iowa’s Jan. 3 caucuses today in Des Moines, focusing on taxes and using only a few sharp words. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, suddenly the front-runner in state polls, remained largely in the background, MSNBC reports, avoiding controversy and urging candidates... More »

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