Wins kudos from Grover Norquist and Club for Growth.
On CNBC, Norquist: “Twenty percent is a very good place to be and what Perry – Gov. Perry – does right is he sets up an alternative structure.”
In response to speech, Obama campaign lumps Perry in with Romney: “Governor Perry and Governor Romney’s tax plans are guided by the same principle: they would shift a greater share of taxes away from large corporations and the wealthiest onto the backs of the middle class.”
Bachmann tweets: “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery; thank you Governor Perry for using my ideas for your tax plan.”
Huntsman: “Unlike my plan to clean out the tax code entirely, Governor Perry takes the easy way out by leaving in place a broken system.”
Huntsman: Perry’s Plan Doesn’t Fix Broken Tax System
Manchester, NH – Gov. Jon Huntsman released the following statement responding to Gov. Rick Perry’s tax plan:
“Unlike my plan to clean out the tax code entirely, Governor Perry takes the easy way out by leaving in place a broken system. Because his plan is optional it will maintain our outdated system of deductions and credits. I have offered a pro-growth plan that will actually reform our tax code for the 21st Century by eliminating loopholes, deductions, and corporate welfare entirely.”