Perry on Taxes: ‘I’d Go Back To More the 1986 Model,’ But Investors Paying Lower Rate Isn’t ‘Fair’

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Republican presidential candidate and former Texas Governor Rick Perry stated, “I’d go back to more the 1986 model that Ronald Reagan had in place” on taxes and would tax hedge funds how they did in 1986, but that investors paying a lower rate “is not a fair system” on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan” Perry was asked [relevant remarks begin around 6:30] about taxing investments as income as relates to hedge funds. Perry answered, “Well, I think if — I think you have a fair tax process in this country, lower the corporate tax rate. I think just going after one set of people is a little bit — again, that’s just rhetoric. We need to have a simplistic tax –.” Perry was then asked about people “making billions of dollars off of an investment, and instead of getting hit with normal income tax, and having
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Gutfeld: ‘Trump Could Rule As a Dem,’ Turned ‘Righties Into Lefties’

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Fox News Channel host Greg Gutfeld argued Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump “could rule as a Dem” and has “turned millions of righties into lefties” on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Five.” Gutfeld said of Trump signing the RNC’s unity pledge, “The good news, the pledge forces everyone, Donald included, to take the campaign seriously. He has to be less pundit, and sadly, more political. He can’t just keep saying ‘China’ until his face explodes.” Gutfeld continued, “The bad news, he just sold out to the evil RINOs. the outsider has now hopped inside. Now, obviously the pledge is not a legally binding document. It’s one step above a blood oath in a tree house made by two kids in knee socks. And we all know Donald only signs deals with escape hatches. A big fan of the prenup, his success is in maintaining a plausible way out.” Gutfeld later added, “After
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Christie: Obama ‘Shamefully Stabbed Israel in the Back’ with Iran Nuke Deal

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Thursday at a town hall in Berlin, NH, Republican presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said, “We have officially stabbed Israel in the back,” with what he described as President Barack Obama’s “shameful” nuclear agreement. Christie said, “Our friends in Israel were told by this president—we’ll never let Iran get a nuclear weapon, don’t you worry about taking military action— we’ll handle it. Now that we have officially stabbed Israel in the back, what are the Israelis going to do? See I don’t know, because what we will do with Iran depends on what else happens. If Israel were to take military action, it may be a whole different thing the next president is going to have to confront.” “I oppose this agreement. I think it’s wrong. I know the Iranians will cheat,” Christie continued, “We can not have the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world having the
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Rand on Kim Davis: I’m ‘Sympathetic’ and Think ‘There’s An In-Between On This’

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Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul stated that he was “sympathetic to the idea that an individual shouldn’t have to sign or give their stamp of approval to they object to. And I think there’s an in-between on this” regarding Rowan County, KY clerk Kim Davis’ (D) refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Thursday’s on the Fox News Channel. Rand said, “I’ve never been opposed to contracts between consenting adults. but I am very much sympathetic to the idea that an individual shouldn’t have to sign or give their stamp of approval to they object to. And I think there’s an in-between on this. Why couldn’t we just have a notary of the public put their seal on it, and then the clerk would file it. My understanding is that she will file it as a contract, she just doesn’t want to sign that, because
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Donald Trump Swings at Fellow GOP Candidates, but Not Carly Fiorina

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No GOP presidential candidate competing with frontrunner Donald Trump was safe from criticism during Trump’s press conference Thursday afternoon from Trump Towner, where he announced he signed the Republican National Committee’s loyalty pledge vowing to support the Republican nominee and not run as a third-party candidate, other than Carly Fiorina. He didn’t say anything negative about the former Hewlett-Packard CEO.
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WH Spox on Jailing Of KY Clerk: ‘No Public Official’ Is Above the Law

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Thursday at the White House press briefing while responding to a question about Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was found in contempt of court and jailed for refusing to issue any marriage licenses because of her opposition to same-sex marriages, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that “there is no public official that is above the rule of law.” Earnest said, “On principle, the success of our democracy depends on the rule of law. And there is no public official that is above the rule of law. Certainly not the President of the United States, but neither is the Rowan County clerk. That’s a principle that is enshrined in our Constitution and in our democracy and it’s one that obviously the courts are seeking to uphold.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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