|Florida Gov. Rick Scott asks Texas Gov. Rick Perry a question on CNBC's Squawk Box. (Michael C. Bender | Times).|
Scribbles in my notebook after Gov. Rick Scott spent two hours today as a co-host on CNBC's "Squawk Box."
1.) Gov. Rick Scott was asked this morning whether it was fair a secretary pays a higher percentage of taxes than a mega-rich boss, like Warren Buffett.
"I don't know what the fair tax rate is on somebody making a million dollars or more," said Scott, whose income approached $8 million in 2009.
"But over all we cannot put our country, our businesses at a disadvantage or people at a disadvantage or they're not going invest in companies," Scott said. "We're not going to have investments."
Pushed for an answer, Scott implied that investment earnings should not be taxed at all.
"The argument would be that you've already paid taxes on the money to ever get to have the money to invest," Scott said. "So you've paid taxes already. How many times do you have to pay taxes on something."
2.) "Gov. Perry, this is Rick..."