With a steady stream of television ads in Iowa and New Hampshire, Texas Gov. Rick Perry began airing radio ads in the two early states Wednesday.
The 60-second ad promotes the positive comments conservative outlets have issued about the economic tax plan Perry unveiled last week.
“The Conservative voices agree, Rick Perry’s tax plan is a bold step in the right direction,” a voice reads in the ad. “Rush Limbaugh calls it ‘fabulous’ and a return to fiscal sanity. Mark Levin says, Rick Perry ‘has come up with one hell of a proposal.’ The Club for Growth adds ‘Rick Perry’s plan for tax reform would be massively pro-growth.’ Conservatives looking for a champion will surely rally behind this bold proposal. The Wall Street Journal says Rick Perry’s ‘thinking big.’”
Perry, who released two televisions ads in the past 10 days touting his economic record and his ability to be “a doer, not a talker,” pushes his optional 20 percent flat-tax rate and suggests that reform of the establishment will occur by going beyond just “tinkering around the edges.”
“I’m Rick Perry. Washington’s establishment doesn’t get it. We’re not going to fix things by tinkering around the edges. We need a complete overhaul of our tax system and government if we’re going to create jobs. My optional 20 percent flat tax is so simple you can file it on a postcard. My plan balances the budget and makes the IRS irrelevant in your life,” Perry says in the ad.
Ray Sullivan, communications director for Perry, said, “Respected conservative leaders acknowledge Gov. Perry’s economic plan as a positive step in the effort to get our nation back on the path to prosperity. This radio ad underscores Gov. Perry’s bold proposals and unwavering conservative leadership, which position him as the only candidate in this race with the experience and vision that will revitalize our economy and get Americans working again.”