Rick Perry Reveals Republican Philosophy On Inequality
Harwood: Your plan — by cutting the top rate to 20 percent, eliminating dividends and capital gains taxes, would provide a huge tax cut to wealthy people. Given what’s happened with income inequality, why is that a good idea?
Perry: We’re trying to get this country working again. And that’s what I focus on. We went through what are the ways to really give incentives to those that are going to risk their capital to create the jobs. Those that want to get into the class warfare and talk about, oh my goodness, there are going to be some folks here who make more money out of this, or have access to more money, I’ll let them do that.
Harwood: But for those at the top, it is hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of dollars for them?
Perry: But I don’t care about that.
He gets points for honesty.