Somewhere between attacking the Clintons for orchestrating the 2008’s economic collapse and praising his strong economic record as the former Governor of Texas, Rick Perry requested regulators to create “breathing room” for the Bitcoin industry.
The comments came during a Midtown luncheon for the Committee to Unleash Economic Prosperity, that saw the said US Presidential candidate taking jibes at Hilary Clinton and “big city liberal mayors” for clamping down the growth of disruptive technologies like Uber. In the very next statement, the man ended up asking for a better regulatory climate for the digital currency sector as well.
Considering the small population of Bitcoin users in the US, Perry’s comments didn’t have a populist tone to attract a certain section of voters. Instead, they were more aggressive towards the reckless Wall Street and government policies that had affected every average American middle class one in one way or another. He stated:
“Wall Street should not be left off the hook for their bad behavior … instead of them being punished, it was the average American who paid the tremendous price. The fact of the matter is, to be quite frank: we got screwed.”
With the remarks, Perry ended up joining the list of politicians