Rick Perry: Give Citizens Back Unused Taxes
The governor hopes to amend the Texas Constitution for the change.
Tax season is upon us--so with the filing comes the payments and the refunds. But what if the government gave us back even more money, based on what it didn’t spend? Governor Rick Perry of Texas says that would be ideal. According to an excerpt of his State of the State address released to The Associated Press, Perry wants to call for the state to return unused tax money to its citizens. The speech was scheduled for Tuesday morning to a joint session of the Legislature. He said he “never bought into the notion that if you collect more, you need to spend more.”
For weeks he’s called on the Legislature to cut taxes and continue to hold government spending. Currently, Republicans control both chambers of the Legislature but would still need Democrats to get two-thirds support—an unlikely scenario.
Rick Perry made national news in 2011 when he entered the contest for the Republican nomination. For a moment, he was the front-runner but he eventually fizzled out amid a series of public gaffes. He hasn’t ruled out another try at the White House in 2016. (Fox News)