The Fix: Steve Forbes

Is the flat tax Rick Perry’s political silver bullet?

Is the flat tax Rick Perry’s political silver bullet?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s planned embrace of a flat tax proposal to address the nation’s ongoing economic woes amounts to a major political gamble on which the fate of his presidential bid could rest.

While Perry won’t offer specifics on the plan until next week, a survey of senior Republican party operatives suggests that the Texas governor might well have stumbled onto a bit of political gold.

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