This week in C-SPAN's campaign coverage, Mitt Romney placed himself on the ballot in New Hampshire, Rick Perry unveiled his plan for a flat tax and took part in an interview with a New Hampshire newspaper, Vice President Biden spoke at the Florida Democratic Party's annual meeting, and former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer was our guest on Washington Journal this morning.
Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, was in Concord, New Hampshire on Monday to file his papers for the primary; He also held a short rally on the steps of the State House. Recent polls show him jockeying for front runner status with former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain.
On Tuesday Rick Perry announced his plan to revive the economy, including changing the current tax code to include a flat tax, reducing the corporate tax rate and eliminating taxes on dividends and many capital gains. Under his plan individuals could choose a 20% flat tax or calculate their rates under existing IRS code.
Governor Perry also sat down Friday with the editor and publisher of the Union Leader, a newspaper and website based in Manchester, New Hampshire. Perry said he'd support term limits on all federal judges, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He also endorsed lowering the corporate tax rate to 5.25% on money made by U.S. companies overseas. And he said that regulations, not taxes, are the primary obstacle to job creation.
Vice President Joe Biden was the keynote speaker at the 2011 Florida Democratic Party Convention’s opening dinner in Orlando, Florida.