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Ben Carson Tells Brody File: 'I think fixing the economy is not going to be that difficult'

Ben Carson tells The Brody File that he thinks the corporate tax rate in America should be 25 percent or less (it's currently close to 40 percent) and he says reforming entitlements doesn’t need to be the first priority when fixing the economy.

“I think fixing the economy is not going to be that difficult,” Carson tells The Brody File. “I would reform the tax code, which is absolutely draconian and I think you would see an explosion of our economy.”

Carson thinks our tax code should reflect God’s tithing system of giving 1/10th.

“Tithing was a system that was established by God. I don’t know anybody who’s fairer than God. You make $1, you pay 10 cents. You make $1 million you pay $100,000. Why is that hard to understand?”

Watch the video below along with a partial transcript. The Brody File interviewed Dr. Carson recently at his home in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Mandatory Courtesy: CBN News/The Brody File

Transcript excerpts:

Ben Carson: I don’t think we should even talk about entitlements until we fix the economy and I think fixing the economy is not going to be that difficult.

I would reform the tax code which is absolutely draconian and I think you would see an explosion of our economy.

David Brody: Reforming the tax code so the corporate tax rate would be lower?

Carson: Much lower.

Brody: Any sort of figure or is it hard to say at this point?

Carson: I think certainly 25 percent or less.

Carson: Tithing was a system that was established by God. I don’t know anybody who’s fairer than God. You make $1, you pay 10 cents. You make one million dollars you pay $100,000. Why is that hard to understand? But you do have to get rid of all the loopholes.

Brody: So a fair tax not a flat tax?

Carson: It would be fair and it would be relatively flat absolutely.”

Carson: Everybody has to participate in the system. What is unfair is that you exempt a large group of people from their federal tax burden but they still get to vote on how much the other people pay. Now would it make any sense to tell me that I get to determine how money comes out of your paycheck but it has no effect on me? I don’t think that makes much sense.

Watch The Brody File 700 Club story on Ben Carson along with my analysis here.

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