Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Rick Perry said his tax plan produces tax cuts for all

Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke to Neil Cavuto of Fox News on Oct. 25, 2011.

Talking up his flat-tax plan, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told Neil Cavuto of the Fox News Channel that every taxpayer should be happy because of its simplicity. Plus, he said, it’s "a tax cut for every group out there. No matter where you are in the stratosphere, you're going to be getting a tax cut."

Tax cuts for everyone? PolitiFact Texas wondered whether that was accurate.

PolitiFact Texas had already checked MSNBC commentator Rachel Maddow’s claim that under Perry’s plan, the rich would get huge tax cuts while everyone else would see big tax increases and rated that Mostly False. Rich taxpayers would see sizable cuts,  according to an analysis by the Tax Policy Center, a joint effort by the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, but others -- even low-income taxpayers -- would also get tax cuts. In addition, no one would be forced into an increase because everyone could continue under the current system.

But tax cuts for everyone? That turned out to be a different matter.