Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Perry Goes Big on Chopping FedGov

Maybe he's not great with 'debate' formats.

But he's pretty good with howitzers.

Today at his Bettendorf, Iowa event, Perry will call for fundamental changes in the way Washington operates.
  • Cut congressional pay in half and repeal the rules that prevent members of Congress from holding real jobs in their home states and communities.
  •  Criminalize insider trading by members of Congress.
  • Until a Balanced Budget Amendment is ratified by the states, support cutting Congressional pay in half if Congress fails to propose a long-term balanced budget. Freeze federal civilian hiring and salaries until the budget is balanced.
  • Veto any bill that places a new, unfunded mandate on states, local communities, or schools.
  • Work with Congress to pass legislation requiring a 2/3s majority to pass any increase in taxes.
That's a partial list.  The rest is available here.


Tim Morrissey said...

It's a start.

Anonymous said...

Now Rick Perry is copying Ron Paul.
This is only a response to the Ron Paul Camp. Why vote for Rick Perry when you can have the real thing with Ron Paul?

Please read: 14 Reasons Why Rick Perry Would Be A Really, Really Bad President


Anonymous said...

Only 14?

Saint Revolution said...

What Anonymous 11/15/2011 8:06 AM wrote.

Amazing Paul and Perry actually come from the same state.