David Malpass, Economic Adviser to Rick Perry, Explains His Tax Plan

David Malpass said he first met Rick Perry when the Texas governor came to New York to address the Manhattan G.O.P’s Lincoln Day Dinner in June, and met with him again when he returned in September for some fundraisers.

“I was struck by his capability of creating an upheaval in Washington’s culture,” Mr. Malpass said of those meetings.

This morning Mike Allen reported that Mr. Malpass signed on as one of a half-dozen key economic advisers to Mr. Perry, just as Mr. Perry prepared to roll out a major plank of his economic platform this afternoon, one that called for a 20% flat tax on income. Read More