Rick Perry: The GOP Fight Against Tax Increases Is Just Like The Civil Rights Movement
Texas Governor Rick Perry made a rather odd claim during a campaign stop the other day:
QUESTION: And coming to the Old Town Bistro you’re actually visiting a very important place in Rock Hill and the nation’s civil rights history. This year we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Friendship Nine sit-in here. Care to comment on that?
PERRY: Listen, America’s gone a long way from the standpoint of civil rights and thank God we have. I mean we’ve gone from a country that made great strides in issues of civil rights. I think we all can be proud of that. And as we go forward, America needs to be about freedom. It needs to be about freedom from overtaxation, freedom from over-litigation, freedom from over-regulation. And Americans regardless of what their cultural or ethnic background is they need to know that they can come to America and you got a chance to have any dream come true because the economic climate is gonna be improved.
So you take a question about the struggle against Jim Crow and you turn it into a policy argument for low taxes? I hate taxes as much as the next guy, but something about that just doesn’t sound right.