Perry to Propose National Flat Tax

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry participates in the Republican Presidential debate hosted by CNN and The Western Republican Leadership Conference on October 18, 2011 at the The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  AFP PHOTO / John GURZINSKI (Photo credit should read JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Here’s something Herman Cain can “bump” his 9-9-9 plan with: Texas Gov. Rick Perry will propose a flat tax next week. Although he did not give any details about his plan, he said he wants to eliminate the “3 million words of the current tax code.” Perry added that it’s going to be so simple that “even Timothy Geithner” will be able to file his taxes on time. Preaching that he was not an “establishment” candidate, Perry indirectly jabbed the other GOP contenders. He also revealed that his plan would include spending cuts and a balanced-budget amendment.

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