Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

How is Rick Perry going to raise taxes on the poor? Does he plan to take a percentage of their bananas?

If the poor have no money and they are waiting on a line for food. How will Perry hit them with taxes?

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  • 9 years ago
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    From an earlier post:

    Before Republicans get too excited about Rick Perry, there are a whole lot of things that they should know about him.

    The following are 15 reasons why Rick Perry would be a really, really bad president....

    #1 Rick Perry is a "big government" politician. When Rick Perry became the governor of Texas in 2000, the total spending by the Texas state government was approximately $49 billion. Ten years later it was approximately $90 billion. That is not exactly reducing the size of government.

    #2 The debt of the state of Texas is out of control. According to, the debt to GDP ratio in Texas is 22.9% and the debt per citizen is $10,645. In California (a total financial basket case), the debt to GDP ratio is just 18.7% and the debt per citizen is only $9932. If Rick Perry runs for president these are numbers he will want to keep well hidden.

    #3 The total debt of the Texas government has more than doubled since Rick Perry became governor. So what would the U.S. national debt look like after four (or eight) years of Rick Perry?

    #4 Rick Perry has spearheaded the effort to lease roads in Texas to foreign companies, to turn roads that are already free to drive on into toll roads, and to develop the Trans-Texas Corridor which would be part of the planned NAFTA superhighway system. If you really do deep research on this whole Trans-Texas Corridor nonsense you will see why no American should ever cast a single vote for Rick Perry.

    #5 Rick Perry claims that he has a "track record" of not raising taxes. That is a false claim. Rick Perry has repeatedly raised taxes and fees while he has been governor. Today, Texans are faced with significantly higher taxes and fees than they were before Rick Perry was elected.

    #6 Even with the oil boom in Texas, 23 states have a lower unemployment rate than Texas does.

    #7 Back in 1988, Rick Perry supported Al Gore for president. In fact, Rick Perry actually served as Al Gore's campaign chairman in the state of Texas that year.

    #8 Between December 2007 and April 2011, weekly wages in the U.S. increased by about 5 percent. In the state of Texas they increased by just 0.6% over that same time period.

    #9 Texas now has one of the worst education systems in the nation. The following is from an opinion piece that was actually authored by Barbara Bush earlier this year....

    •  We rank 36th in the nation in high school graduation rates. An estimated 3.8 million Texans do not have a high school diploma.

    •  We rank 49th in verbal SAT scores, 47th in literacy and 46th in average math SAT scores.

    •  We rank 33rd in the nation on teacher salaries.

    #10 Rick Perry attended the Bilderberg Group meetings in 2007. Associating himself with that organization should be a red flag for all American voters.

    #11 Texas has the highest percentage of workers making minimum wage out of all 50 states.

    #12 Rick Perry often gives speeches about illegal immigration, but when you look at the facts, he has been incredibly soft on the issue. If Rick Perry does not plan to secure the border, then he should not be president because illegal immigration is absolutely devastating many areas of the southwest United States.

    #13 In 2007, 221,000 residents of Texas were making minimum wage or less. By 2010, that number had risen to 550,000.

    #14 Rick Perry actually issued an executive order in 2007 that would have forced almost every single girl in the state of Texas to receive the Gardasil vaccine before entering the sixth grade. Perry would have put parents in a position where they would have had to fill out an application and beg the government not to inject their child with a highly controversial vaccine. Since then, very serious safety issues regarding this vaccine have come to light. Fortunately, lawmakers in Texas blocked what Perry was trying to do. According to Wikipedia, many were troubled when "apparent financial connections between Merck and Perry were reported by news outlets, such as a $6,000 campaign contribution and Merck's hiring of former Perry Chief of Staff Mike Toomey to handle its Texas lobbying work."

    #15 Perry publicly denounced the Stimulus Bill then quietly took 6.7 BILLION for Texas. This was the source of the money used to “create jobs” in Texas that he claims was so successful.

    Rick Perry has a record that should make all Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians and Independents cringe.


  • 9 years ago

    This comes from a man who spent 175 million of the tax payer money, in Texas, to build a 6,000 mile highway to now where. Taxing a population of individual who are unable to feed their children makes about as much sense as saying SS is a Ponzi scheme. Perry would probably be worse than Bush so we have to make sure there are no more of those hanging chad voting cards.

    The GOP agenda is clear: protect tax breaks for billionaires, dismantle environmental protections and to prevent people from voting.

    Obama agenda is for economic recovery, job creation and protecting the programs for the middle class and the elderly. The republicans are going to do everything in their power to see this doesn't happen.

  • 9 years ago

    What makes you think poor Texans have money for fresh fruit?

    Perry said, in all his wisdom, lol:

    "We’re dismayed at the injustice that nearly half of all Americans don’t even pay any income tax. And you know the liberals out there are saying that we need to pay more. We are indignant about leaders who do not listen and spend money faster than they can print it."

    I have two thoughts on this subject.

    First, the middle class, working class and poverty class had nothing to do with crashing our economy but Gov. Perry is hell-bent on making us pay for it.

    Second, that "nearly half" of Americans whom pay no income tax includes all the people who've angled to get their income offset enough that they have no tax liability. Warren Buffet is in the group that pays no taxes, but Gov. Perry isn't going after him, or any of the other people that have a good income and can manipulate their tax returns and pay no tax.

  • 9 years ago

    The VAT and/or a flat tax would have the same effect unless it is based on income. Then people on low income would have to wait to get their refund while paying the taxes all year. Beyond that, there are all kinds of hidden taxes even in this administration whether they are officially called a tax or not.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It's about time we seed out we the people who don't need it and are just playing the system. Poor people can make contributions with their skills and not necessarily with money. They have plenty of time to help those that can't help themselves.

  • 9 years ago

    I love his other proposal, he is going to reduce capital gains taxes for the low income.

    Well what a guy...those welfare recipients will not have to pay tax on their next speed boat.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    He's going to try the ole 23 skidoo play bro!

  • 9 years ago

    Hows about we just stop giving people back more money than they have actually paid in? There's a start.

  • Brian
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Seeing as the poor pay a real negative tax rate due to various tax credits even if we asked them to simply pay $0 and get no additional refund it really wouldn't be a tax increase.

  • 9 years ago

    No silly..they'll just take their homes,cars,and children and 'outsource' them as labor in their foreign factories ;)

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