Ben Carson: We can cut government waste by 4%

Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson weighs in on his campaign, Hillary Clinton's high-frequency trading tax proposal and government waste.

Carson: Anyone Who Says You Can’t Cut Spending is Full of Crap

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When it comes to government spending, Presidential hopeful Ben Carson had plenty to say when speaking with FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney.

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“We have 645 government agencies and sub agencies. Each of which has a budget. In many cases a very substantial budget. I personally believe that you can cut three or four percent of fat out of each one of those budgets. Anybody who tells me you can’t, like Nancy Pelosi… What a bunch of crap,” he said.

He criticized the government for its lack of understanding of the Constitution.  

“This country was supposed to be of for and by the people. That’s what distinguished us from so many other nations. Where the government is centric and it demands allegiance and obeisance’s  by the people… It goes beyond them [Obama Administration] and it’s been going on for quite some time. It’s just sort of culminated with this administration,” he said.

“We have 645 government agencies and sub agencies. Each of which has a budget. In many cases a very substantial budget. I personally believe that you can cut three or four percent of fat out of each one of those budgets."

- Ben Carson

Carson also weighed in on Hillary Clinton’s high-frequency trading tax proposal.

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“Politicians love taxes and they will come up with any reason to tax people. I feel the opposite. I think we have way too many taxes already. We need to be divesting ourselves of taxes -- not increasing them.”

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When asked whether he is the most conservative presidential candidate, Carson responded by saying: “There’s probably some truth to that… But then again I don’t necessarily see myself as a conservative, a liberal or anything. I see myself as a logical person who loves America.”

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