Talk of "Treason" Shifts Perry Off His Jobs Focus

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Gov. Rick Perry has made job creation the focus of his nascent White House bid. But on Tuesday his campaign was answering questions about controversial statements he made about potentially “treasonous” steps the U.S. Federal Reserve might take and pointed remarks about President Obama and the U.S. military.

Perry campaign spokesman Ray Sullivan was asked to explain Tuesday what Perry meant when he said the previous evening it would be “almost treasonous” for the U.S. Federal Reserve to print more money to prop up the economy ahead of the 2012 presidential election. It was ...

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