Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann the only tax attorney in the field of GOP presidential hopefuls, but her tax ideas have not gotten as much attention as her opponents’ positions until now.
While in South Carolina this week, she has been touting a revision to her own tax code:
“The name that I have for my plan is the ‘Everybody Needs to Pay Something plan’ … I have talked to a lot of people at the lowest ends of the economic scale and the believe that its fair that everybody pays something. They believe that people who are wealthy should pay more, but quite frankly, most people that are wealthy believe that they should pay more,” she said today.
We spoke to her today as she travelled from Columbia to the airport. She says she has discussed her overall tax plan for a while, but that “the media has not picked up on it.”
Jim Davenport of the AP did pick up on the fact that Bachmann now states that the rich are not taxed enough already, a different stance than earlier in the season.
Bachmann told about 45 people at a $25 fundraiser in Columbia that even if it’s $10 — people must pay. Bachmann has two percent party support in this state, according to recent polls. She is working to set her tax plan apart while campaignng in the first-in-the-South state.