Rick Perry WMUR Town Hall

Elizabeth on April 16, 2015
I asked Rick Perry what he would do to prevent crony capitalism from corrupting our economy and our government. He dodged the question. I continued to push the issue from my seat in the audience.

Check out the video here. Jump to 13:44 to see his answer.

He got so hung up on the first part of my question which was I work for a small business and small business is the engine of New Hampshire's economy. But he ignored second statement: but they cannot afford to spend millions dollars in campaign contributions fund election campaigns hire lobbyists. What will you do prevent crony capitalism from corrupting our economy governement."

He dodged the question and focused on Dodd Frank and the small business economy of Texas. At his conclusion, I looked to Josh from WMUR and said "he did not answer my question." Josh followed up with a follow up question on large campaign contributions from corporations. Perry continued to dodge. I was in my seat at this point and Rick Perry was looking and speaking directly at me. I responded back to him off mic.

"I am talking about large corporations funding election campaigns."

Rick Perry continued to dodge and say he is not for sale.

I responded again, "You and every politician who comes here is relying on large sums of money from their corporations."

Josh tried to step in and Rick Perry continued to address me.

I said one last thing: "This is the system."

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