GOP presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, making his debut on the Sunday morning circuit on “Fox News Sunday” today, denounced President Barack Obama’s economy policies as an "absolute Frankenstein experiment."
As for his own economic proposals, Perry said his 20 percent flat tax plan "will substantively change the IRS as we know it today."
Perry told Fox host Chris Wallace that his plan will allow Americans to "do their taxes on a postcard."
"I think when Americans take a look at that, they're going to go, you know what . . . that's who we need in the White House," Perry said.
During a lengthy interview in the Texas State History Museum in Austin, Perry defended his poor performance in the recent Republican debates.
"I readily admit I'm not the best debater in the world," he said. "We've got a great debater, a smooth politician, in the White House right now. That's not working out very good for Americans. If you want to know how somebody is going to perform in the future, take a look at their past."
Perryrevealed that he will participate in the next five GOP debates, in the wake of his statement that he might skip some because there are too many debates.
“Heck I may actually be a good debater by the end of this,” Perry quipped.
Perry touted his record as governor of a state that's created more jobs than any other in the country while criticizing the president for losing 2.5 million jobs during his three years in the Oval Office.
"I think I'm going to be able to stand on that stage and draw a clear contrast with Barack Obama," he said.
"This plan is about getting people back to work," Perry said of his flat-tax proposal. "We will balance that budget in 2020. Nobody says it's going to be easy. We need a president who has a commitment to that."
All Americans get a tax cut under his plan and, although the wealthy will see their taxes drop the most, his plan is not about class warfare, Perry said.
"I'm for bringing people together," he said.
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