Bachmann Says Perry's Tax Plan Is an 'Imitation' of Mine

Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 04:03 AM

By Hiram Reisner

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann says staffers who resigned in New Hampshire are being replaced with new hires and she is “very excited” about the current status of her campaign. The Minnesota congresswoman also told Fox News’ Sean Hannity her job-creation tax plan is better than those of her rivals because in her proposal “everybody has to pay something.”
 
“Well, we are in the process of hiring new people in New Hampshire — we are hiring new people in South Carolina and Iowa — but quite honestly, nobody asked me about the staffing and what is going on,” Bachmann said. “What they talked to me about is my real jobs right now plan. That’s my plan to turn the economy around. People can find that at Michelebachmann.com. I am much more than a tax plan, I’m a comprehensive job-creation plan — and people have been very excited about it wherever we’re going around the country.”

Hannity asked Bachmann what she thought of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s flat tax plan —introduced Tuesday — and the proposals made by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and businessman Herman Cain.

“I actually like what Governor Perry is coming up with because it’s — in essence — my plan,” Bachmann said. “They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and I’ve been talking for months about a simpler, flatter system that you can do on — do on a postcard and send in. And so I’m grateful that Governor Perry has endorsed my plan and adopted it.

“My plan has everyone paying something. I disagree with Governor Perry and with Herman Cain and various other plans where they — where they don’t require every American to pay something,” she said. “I’m a federal tax lawyer — I firmly believe that every American should pay something, even if it’s just a dollar. Everybody needs to pay something because this year, we have 51 percent of the American people who aren’t paying anything”

Hannity then turned to the issue of abortion and the questioning surrounding Cain’s stance. Bachmann said she had problems with Cain saying he was personally against abortion, but he didn’t believe that “the government should intervene to save a life.”

“That’s the exact same position that Barack Obama has, John Kerry has, and that’s something that is a basic issue for our candidate — we have to make sure that our candidate is lock solid pro-life,” she said. “And generally speaking, what I found here in Congress and in Washington, D.C., is that there are very few people, Sean, who fight on issues. They may vote right but we need a president who is going to lead, and the president has to be able to lead on all of these issues — whether it’s leading on pro-life, which I have, or leading on the definition of marriage as one man, one woman, as I have.

“Or leading on the repeal of Obamacare which I have — or on tax reform, which I have, or as I have led on the repeal of Dodd-Frank, the jobs and housing destruction act,” Bachmann continued. “That’s what we need in our next presidential candidate: A leader who has led on these issues. That’s what sets me apart in the race — I'm a proven leader who has been fighting on all of these issues in Washington, D.C. That’s what we need in the White House.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Crooks Steal From 5-Year-Old Cancer Patient; TVs, Video Games, PS4 Gone

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 15:40 PM

Police are on the hunt for the crooks who stole electronics from a 5-year-old brain cancer patient's St. Louis home. . . .

Lost Luggage Found 20 Years Later Returned to Arizona Woman

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 15:16 PM

Lost luggage found 20 years later was returned to an Arizona woman with a handwritten note on Tuesday. . . .

Bus Driver Takes Cane From Blind Boy, Replaces It With Pool Noodle

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 15:07 PM

A Kansas City school bus driver took away an 8-year-old blind boy's cane this week and replaced it with a pool noodle, o . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved