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  • Scribecast: Rep. Kevin Brady on Taxes, Free Trade and Why Texas Is Best

    Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) visited Heritage earlier this week for The Bloggers Briefing and stuck around to chat in our Robert H. Bruce Radio Studio. On this week’s Scribecast, we cover tax reform, Brady’s MAP ACT, free-trade agreements and what Texas can teach the rest of America.

    Listen to our interview with Rep. Kevin Brady on Scribecast

    Brady is the vice chairman and top Republican on the Joint Economic Committee and serves as chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade. He was the point man for the White House on the Central American Free Trade Agreement in 2005 and is a strong advocate for similar agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea.

    The MAP ACT is an ambitious plan to control government spending through “smart caps” and other measures such as a Sunset Commission and requirement to prioritize spending from most to least essential. He would also create a permanent continuing resolution to avoid the threat of government shutdowns.

    Brady also shared his thoughts on Texas, a state that has received its share of attention thanks to the 2012 presidential race.

    The podcast runs about 11 minutes. It was produced with the help of Hannah Sternberg. Listen to previous interviews on Scribecast or subscribe to future episodes.

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    2 Responses to Scribecast: Rep. Kevin Brady on Taxes, Free Trade and Why Texas Is Best

    1. jweb says:

      God bless Texas…and Nebraska, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Idaho, etc.
      Ladies and Gentlemen, and boys and girls of all ages, please read carefully! Do not be deceived into thinking what is good for one state will be good for another. An excellent policy or program for Texas will not necessarily work in Oregon. What is good for Mass. is not always good for New Mexico. That is clear to see. Be very careful supporting a governor for president. State's rights were drawn for reasons. What worked in Texas, Utah, Arkansas, Mass, or PA will NOT work universially on a Federal level. The Federal government is a completely different unit with different requirements. The Federal government must be put back into it's Constitutional parameters immediately, and permit the states to operate per their individual requirments. If a citizen does not like state policy, they can try to change it or move to another state that they agree with. Let the states compete for your residency. This line of thinking is why I have a difficult time voting for a business man, banker, or such inidividual for presidency.

      • ylee says:

        I could not agree with you more. That's why one-size-fits-all kind of federal programs fail in so many areas.

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