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    Re: Huntsman 2016?

    -In a 2008 evaluation of state governors' fiscal policies, the libertarian Cato Institute praised Huntsman's conservative tax policies, ranking him in a tie for fifth place on overall fiscal policy.

    -Huntsman claimed that "our tax code has devolved into a maze of special-interest carve-outs, loopholes and temporary provisions that cost taxpayers more than $400 billion a year to comply with." The candidate called for "[getting] rid of all tax expenditures, all loopholes, all deductions, all subsidies. Use that to lower rates across the board. And do it on a revenue-neutral basis."

    -Huntsman has proposed reducing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%, eliminating corporate taxes on income earned overseas, and implementing a tax holiday for repatriation of corporate profits. He favors eliminating taxes on capital gains and dividends

    -Huntsman has proposed reducing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%, eliminating corporate taxes on income earned overseas, and implementing a tax holiday for repatriation of corporate profits. He favors eliminating taxes on capital gains and dividends

    -He has actually taken a more conservative stance than his opponents on Medicare, telling ABC News in May that he would have voted for the controversial budget plan proposed by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., which would have completely privatized Medicare so that the government didn't have to pay for any of it.

    -Like every other candidate in the 2012 Republican race, Huntsman wants to repeal President Barack Obama's unconstitutional and unaffordable health care law.

    -Brought his state to the top 3 in best states to do business in.

    Does all that really sound like a Democrat to you?

    Jon Huntsman, Jr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and the references there.

    Jon Huntsman 2012: What Are His Positions?
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    Re: Huntsman 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    And Anna Nicole Smith married for love
    She may have, but not for the love of the man. Did Jackie marry Onassis for love? Who knows?

    Good evening, trfjr.

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    Re: Huntsman 2016?

    John Huntsman came across as one of the more competent members of the field in 2012. Unfortunately the right-wing media was backing Romney.

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    Re: Huntsman 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    will the person you vote for in 2016...work to reduce the size and scope of the federal government?..or will he just continue on with the large intrusive government we have now and build on it?


    Like Homeland Security?

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    Re: Huntsman 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    -In a 2008 evaluation of state governors' fiscal policies, the libertarian Cato Institute praised Huntsman's conservative tax policies, ranking him in a tie for fifth place on overall fiscal policy.

    -Huntsman claimed that "our tax code has devolved into a maze of special-interest carve-outs, loopholes and temporary provisions that cost taxpayers more than $400 billion a year to comply with." The candidate called for "[getting] rid of all tax expenditures, all loopholes, all deductions, all subsidies. Use that to lower rates across the board. And do it on a revenue-neutral basis."

    -Huntsman has proposed reducing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%, eliminating corporate taxes on income earned overseas, and implementing a tax holiday for repatriation of corporate profits. He favors eliminating taxes on capital gains and dividends

    -Huntsman has proposed reducing the corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%, eliminating corporate taxes on income earned overseas, and implementing a tax holiday for repatriation of corporate profits. He favors eliminating taxes on capital gains and dividends

    -He has actually taken a more conservative stance than his opponents on Medicare, telling ABC News in May that he would have voted for the controversial budget plan proposed by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., which would have completely privatized Medicare so that the government didn't have to pay for any of it.

    -Like every other candidate in the 2012 Republican race, Huntsman wants to repeal President Barack Obama's unconstitutional and unaffordable health care law.

    -Brought his state to the top 3 in best states to do business in.

    Does all that really sound like a Democrat to you?

    Jon Huntsman, Jr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and the references there.

    Jon Huntsman 2012: What Are His Positions?
    being for tax reform doesn't make you a conservative it is just one in a 100 issues in the conservative party he fails on the other 99 of them

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    Re: Huntsman 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    Santorum and Bachman were the worst...? Too much religion in their politics...
    Santorum's main focus was to promote the idea that the society is best when the traditional family unit is strengthened. This is because of economic and crime statistics support that view, it comes off as religious because he is religious, but the policy positions were not.
    Last edited by johndylan1; 09-26-13 at 10:48 PM.

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    Re: Huntsman 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    Please, give an in context quote that you found clownish, so that I can measure whether it is the accused clown or if perhaps it is clownish perception.


    Does "I'll bet you $10,000" sound familiar?

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    Re: Huntsman 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Apparently you blacked out for all of 2012....because while Anagram is a big fan, I'd dare say I'm still the longest tenure and loudest huntsman evangelist here.
    I tend to ignore them-their guy wasn't going anywhere!



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    Re: Huntsman 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Its horribly sad how many Republicans/Conservatives are so deeply attached to their bitterness and hatred that they allow themselves to be so easily manipulated and blindly led by Liberals and the Media to ignorantly and foolishly base their views of a person not on his record or his views but on what liberals/the media says about him, making comments about how he must be a 'RINO" if someone like that says a good word about him. Ignorant, foolish, pathetic, and weak willed.

    The fact that a few liberals, themselves horribly ignorant, suggest favor for a man who...

    signed and helped support consumer focused market driven health care reform, who had a good 2nd amendment record as governor and drew positive comments from the NRA, who helped to institute a flat tax and passed historic tax cuts in his state, who took the stance Sean Hannity continually parroted in 2007 of "Secure the Border first" with regards to immigration on the federal level, who reduced state spending as a percent of GDP, who helped raise his state to top 3 in the nation for starting a business through business friendly legislation, and who is a pro-life...

    and that magically makes individuals on the right so lacking the desire to actually use their brain and make an actual reasoned decision go "OMG!!!! RINO!!!!"
    I do think there's definitely some room for bipartisan support of Huntsman. But the way that some liberals talked him up as a way of criticizing the Republicans really killed him, (not that his campaign helped rebut that.) The thing is, if a lot of those people actually looked at Huntsman's positions and his record they wouldn't have been supporting him that way. Honestly some of them might have done it, despite knowing they disagreed with Huntsman, because they knew that it helped hurt the Republicans, criticizing them for marginalizing the only sane candidate, but knowing they'd never actually have to back it up by voting for him.
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    Re: Huntsman 2016?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    But it is clownish to suggest we should be racially profiling due to religion or appearance, because a relatively small minority do evil. I think Ron Paul's immediate response to Santorum's comment, where he mentioned Timothy McVeigh, illustrated that.
    al quadea declared war, they are Muslim. When Germans declare war you ask Germans questions, when Muslims declare war you question Muslims, common sense.

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