Dr. Ben Carson, former pediatric neurosurgeon, and author of “You Have a Brain” declared that too many Republicans “are more interested in being re-elected than doing what they were elected to do” on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
Carson said that when he went to college, he was a strong Democrat, but after listening to Ronald Reagan, and seeing that the successful people around him”were people who grasped the significance of personal responsibility and hard work. And I realized that one system was pushing people toward failure under the guise of compassion,” he changed his mind.
After Hannity expressed his frustration with Republicans who do not do what they campaigned on Carson, stated, “I explain it as people who frequently are more interested in being re-elected than doing what they were elected to do. They need to understand that they’re there to serve the people. The people are sick and tired of people who are are chicken livers, they want people who actually stand up for what they sent them there to do.”
Carson also advocated for a flat tax, when asked how he would tax people on food stamps, he said that too many people are on food stamps. He also said he believes the flat tax rate should be somewhere between 10 and 15% and that he would start closer to 15% and over time get closer to 10% and eventually get below 10%.
He further stated that he was “totally pro-life,” opposed to same-sex marriage, thought Colorado legalizing marijuana was a “horrible idea,” and expressed his support When asked if he believes “every American [should] have the right, if they’re law-abiding to carry a gun in a state?” he said “absolutely.”
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