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Republican AR Governor:
Mike Huckabee on the Issues

Mike Huckabee on Abortion

  • Life question reflects nation�s nature & equality of humans. (Feb 2008)
  • Will lead fight for constitutional ban on abortion. (Feb 2008)
  • I�m pro-life, but have no opinion on Justice O�Connor. (Jan 2008)
  • No states rights for moral issues like abortion. (Nov 2007)
  • No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion. (Sep 2007)
  • Led Arkansas to human life amendment in state constitution. (Sep 2007)
  • Consensus impossible: pro-choice world fundamentally differs. (Jun 2007)
  • Hate abortion but allow it is like hate slavery but allow it. (May 2007)
  • Certainly good day for America when Roe v. Wade is repealed. (May 2007)
  • Embryonic stem cell research creates life to end a life. (May 2007)
  • Pro-life includes improving life after birth. (Jan 2007)
  • Outlaw all abortions; err on the side of life. (Jan 2007)
  • Pro-life and pro-death penalty, & sees them as far different. (Jan 2007)
  • Even Americans who are pro-choice are pro-life. (Jan 2007)
  • Eliminate public funding for abortion organizations. (Nov 2002)
  • Supports woman�s right-to-know legislation. (Jan 2001)
  • Pro-life, but respects choice as mandated law. (Jan 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Budget & Economy

  • Infrastructure projects: start immediately, for stimulus. (Feb 2008)
  • We�re worse off than in 2000, due to Congress� over-spending. (Jan 2008)
  • Rebates of $150 billion help China; widening I-95 helps US. (Jan 2008)
  • I steered AR from $200M deficit to an $850M surplus. (Jan 2008)
  • Recessions �trickle-up�--working class hit first & hardest. (Jan 2008)
  • Infrastructure investment causes long-term economic stimulus. (Jan 2008)
  • Stimulus plan is $150B from China, to spend on Chinese goods. (Jan 2008)
  • Fuel prices & subprime mortgages possibly cause recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Do things differently so people need not sacrifice. (Dec 2007)
  • To reduce spending, get rid of IRS & revamp DHS. (Nov 2007)
  • Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget. (Sep 2007)
  • Created state surplus in AR; cut spending to do same for US. (Sep 2007)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • Protect local milk supplies with Southern Dairy Compact. (Sep 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Civil Rights

  • I witnessed firsthand the shameful evil of racism. (Sep 2008)
  • It�s arrogant for GOP to ignore Hispanics or any group. (Dec 2007)
  • Racial profiling based on speaking with accent is unAmerican. (Dec 2007)
  • Got 48% of black vote in AR; embarrassed at national GOP. (Sep 2007)
  • Address gay behavior if problematic, not gay attitudes. (Jun 2007)
  • Gay tolerance reflects lack of fixed societal standards. (Jun 2007)
  • Respect gay couples but no gay adoptions. (Jan 2007)
  • USA has gone from Barney Fife to Barney Frank. (Jan 2007)
  • Signed legislation outlawing same-sex marriage in Arkansas. (Dec 2006)
  • No civil unions; only one-man-one-woman marriage. (Nov 2002)
  • No affirmative action for state contracts nor colleges. (Nov 2002)
  • Treat AIDS as plague to be isolated, not civil rights issue. (Nov 1992)
  • More federal funding of IDEA for disabled education. (Mar 2000)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Corporations

  • 80% of all jobs in this country come from small business. (Jan 2008)
  • Wal-Mart is case study in genius of American marketplace. (Jan 2007)
  • Consumerism is addictive but tranquility is immaterial. (Oct 2000)

Mike Huckabee on Crime

  • FactCheck: AR violent crime rate increased under Huckabee. (Jan 2008)
  • Carried out death penalty more than any other AR governor. (Dec 2007)
  • Nonsense of Three-Strikes makes system overrun with people. (Sep 2007)
  • Death penalty is necessary part of criminal justice system. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposes �hate crimes� legislation. (Sep 2007)
  • Prosecute all illegal adult pornography. (Sep 2007)
  • People naturally selfish; only God or punishment prevent it. (Jun 2007)
  • Defends death penalty biblically as well as politically. (Jun 2007)
  • Supports death penalty, but only reluctantly. (Jan 2007)
  • Eliminating parole gives no incentive for rehabilitation. (Jan 2007)
  • Three Strikes based more on revenge than restoration. (Jan 2007)
  • Commuted death penalty sentence due to problems at trial. (Jan 2007)
  • Build more prisons, and privatize their management. (Nov 2002)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Tougher juvenile crime penalties; but let states set them. (Aug 1999)

Mike Huckabee on Drugs

  • 1999: doubled methamphetamine sentences. (Dec 2007)
  • More drug courts & rehab, instead of incarceration. (Sep 2007)
  • Drug education fails; drug punishment works. (Jun 2007)
  • Supports drug courts for non-violent drug offendors. (Jan 2007)
  • Stricter penalties for drug-related crimes. (Nov 2002)
  • Treatment for drug use instead of incarceration. (Jan 2001)
  • Curb supply by eradication; change attitudes to curb demand. (Nov 1992)
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)

Mike Huckabee on Education

  • Increased school taxes, by court order, and schools improved. (Dec 2007)
  • Education is a state issue, not a federal issue. (Dec 2007)
  • Focus on what�s good for students, not good for school. (Dec 2007)
  • Weapons of Mass Instruction: more science AND more arts. (Dec 2007)
  • Impeach judges for barring legislature prayers to Jesus. (Sep 2007)
  • Equal funds for abstinence as contraceptive-based education. (Sep 2007)
  • Tax-credited programs for Christian schooling. (Sep 2007)
  • I�m running for president, not writing science curriculum. (Jun 2007)
  • Ending school prayer was one step in society�s moral decay. (Jun 2007)
  • Does not believe in evolution. (May 2007)
  • Incorporate character education into school curriculum. (Jan 2007)
  • Authorize & advance more charter schools. (Jan 2007)
  • Replace entire school board for failing schools. (Jan 2007)
  • Support displaying the Ten Commandments in public schools. (Nov 2002)
  • SmartStart focuses on high standards and accountability. (Oct 2000)

    Arkansas Ed Reform

  • FactCheck: AR improved test scores, but still below-average. (Dec 2007)
  • SmartStart: early character-based education. (Jun 2007)
  • Sends his kids to public school; says other officials should. (Jan 2007)
  • Reformed AR education with Smart Start & Next Step. (Jan 2007)
  • Supported creation of Arkansas charter schools. (Dec 2006)
  • Raise teacher salaries; hire more teachers. (Nov 2002)
  • First priority: Raise teacher salaries. (Jan 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Energy & Oil

  • Comprehensive plan for energy independence within ten years. (Jan 2008)
  • Biofuel mandates are not necessary. (Dec 2007)
  • Energy independence: let Saudis keep their oil & their sand. (Nov 2007)
  • Ethanol & biofuels are part of future energy. (Oct 2007)
  • Kyoto was a mistake, but �Earth in the Balance� is not. (Jan 2007)
  • Shouldn�t limit oil production while increasing consumption. (Jan 2007)
  • Explore ways to harness nuclear power. (Jan 2007)
  • Promote alternative fuel technology. (Nov 2002)
  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • More funding to develop domestic energy supplies. (Sep 2001)
  • Use federal funds for nuclear cleanup, with state input. (Sep 2001)
  • Share offshore oil development revenue with states. (Sep 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Environment

  • Stewardship of the air and land and soil is very important. (Feb 2008)
  • Follow Boy Scout rule: leave earth better than we found it. (May 2007)
  • Supported conserving Buffalo River in north AR against dams. (Jan 2007)
  • Conservatives believe in conservation. (Jan 2007)
  • The earth is the Lord�s; we are merely its caretakers. (Jan 2007)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Supports national drought policy, focusing on readiness. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain water flow in Mississippi & Missouri Rivers. (Feb 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Families & Children

  • Strong government relies on strong families. (Feb 2008)
  • Understand the totality of the American family. (Jan 2008)
  • Marriage relationship between one man, one woman, for life. (Sep 2007)
  • High divorce rate fails at presenting role model. (Sep 2007)
  • Supports convenant marriage; adopted it in Arkansas. (Sep 2007)
  • Teach kids immovable standards of right & wrong. (Jun 2007)
  • Supports �covenant marriage�. (Jan 2001)
  • Purpose of marriage is loving relationship, not happiness. (Oct 2000)
  • Sensuality-saturated society trades love for lust. (Oct 2000)
  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Foreign Policy

  • Urged ending Cuban embargo as governor; now supports embargo. (Feb 2008)
  • Impeach judges who yield on our sovereignty. (Feb 2008)
  • Concerned about Putin�s human rights violations & oppression. (Jan 2008)
  • Law of the Sea Treaty surrenders our sovereignty. (Jan 2008)
  • Change tone of Bush�s arrogant bunker mentality. (Jan 2008)
  • Get as many views as possible regarding foreign policy. (Dec 2007)
  • Protect US sovereignty, but earn respect abroad. (Dec 2007)
  • Hugo Chavez was not elected as dictator; no friend of US. (Dec 2007)
  • Demand accountability from Pakistan for our $10B. (Nov 2007)
  • Earned right to act on actionable intelligence in Pakistan. (Nov 2007)
  • Israel should not give up West Bank or Golan Heights. (Nov 2007)
  • Not yet ready for two-state solution for Israel & Palestine. (Nov 2007)
  • It�s not OK in Pakistan; bin Laden is hiding there. (Oct 2007)
  • Law of the Sea Treaty gives away our sovereignty. (Oct 2007)
  • Genocide in Darfur matched by infanticide of the unborn. (Sep 2007)
  • We answer to our Constitution, not to international law. (Sep 2007)
  • Don�t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace. (Sep 2007)
  • Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan. (Sep 2007)
  • Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty. (Sep 2007)
  • Not the job of the US to export our form of government. (Aug 2007)
  • Support Israel as strategic ally, but respect Palestine. (Jan 2007)
  • As governor, visited 41 countries & met with heads of state. (Jan 2006)

Mike Huckabee on Free Trade

  • Supports NAFTA & CAFTA, if partners �hafta� abide by rules. (Jan 2008)
  • Fair trade includes lead-free products & playing by rules. (Jan 2008)
  • A free country must feed, fuel, & fight for itself. (Dec 2007)
  • We need fair trade because we�re losing jobs. (Oct 2007)
  • This country can never yield its sovereignty for any reason. (Sep 2007)
  • Trade sanctions on Saudi Arabia for persecuting Christians. (Sep 2007)
  • China trade contingent on human rights & product safety. (Sep 2007)
  • No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico. (Sep 2007)
  • Marketplace pushes innovation to top & prices to bottom. (Jan 2007)
  • Farm subsidies ok because Europe & Asia do same. (Jan 2007)
  • Enforce trade law against subsidized Canadian lumber imports. (Sep 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Government Reform

  • Fundamental difference with McCain on campaign finance. (Feb 2008)
  • States should be laboratories of good government. (Jan 2008)
  • Transparency on spending will prune back Congress� earmarks. (Jan 2008)
  • Focus on uniting the country. (Dec 2007)
  • Allow DC residents to vote on getting Representatives. (Sep 2007)
  • Require photo ID for voting, to avoid fraud. (Sep 2007)
  • Ok if church identifies candidates who favor its principles. (Sep 2007)
  • Attacking others� integrity reflects people�s own immorality. (Jun 2007)
  • Govern by �Regnat Populus,� AR�s motto �The People Rule�. (Jun 2007)
  • Honor the Tenth Amendment & strengthen the states. (May 2007)
  • Supports term limits for state legislators. (Nov 2002)
  • Limit campaign contributions, but no public funding. (Nov 2002)
  • Not more government, but more efficient government. (Jan 2001)
  • Disclose political gifts, but don�t prohibit them. (Oct 2000)
  • Negative campaigning works with some voters but not with God. (Oct 2000)
  • Decide based on next generation, not next election. (Oct 2000)
  • Term limits counter election skewed laws toward incumbents. (Nov 1992)
  • Change House terms to 4 years, to avoid constant campaigning. (Nov 1992)
  • Won�t vote for pay raise for myself as member of Congress. (Nov 1992)
  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Gun Control

  • Second Amendmen is about freedom, not about hunting. (Aug 2007)
  • Owns firearms; enjoys hunting; supports 2nd amendment. (Jan 2007)
  • Supports self-defense and �castle doctrine�. (Jan 2006)
  • Allow concealed carry. (Nov 2002)

Mike Huckabee on Health Care

  • Ok to ban smoking from workplaces, but not to ban smoking. (Feb 2008)
  • Called for isolating AIDS carriers in 1992, not quarantine. (Dec 2007)
  • 1/3 self-insured; 1/3 don�t want it; 1/3 can�t afford it. (Dec 2007)
  • Crisis from waiting until people are catastrophically ill. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: 2/3 of uninsured can�t afford insurace, not 1/3. (Dec 2007)
  • We don�t have a healthcare system; it�s a healthcare maze. (Oct 2007)
  • Individually-controlled insurance, not government SCHIP. (Oct 2007)
  • Portable medical records that YOU own, not your doctor. (Sep 2007)
  • System is upside down; focuses on intervention after illness. (Sep 2007)
  • Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage. (Sep 2007)
  • Insurance reward for avoiding tobacco, alcohol, obesity. (Sep 2007)
  • Give Americans Congress� healthcare, or give Congress ours. (Aug 2007)
  • Dems want government in charge; GOP want consumers in charge. (Jun 2007)
  • ARKids: Prevention less expensive than sick children. (Jun 2007)
  • Focus on health & prevention, not just disease treatment. (Jan 2007)
  • STOP the culture of chronic disease via self-discipline. (Jan 2007)
  • The road to obesity is paved with procrastination. (May 2006)
  • To stop procrastinating: Set date; stick to it; and start!. (May 2006)
  • Nothing tastes as good as it feels to be healthy. (May 2006)
  • We don�t have a health-care system but a disease-care system. (Jan 2006)
  • Guaranteed medical care not government�s responsibility. (Nov 2002)
  • ARKids First program: record decreases in uninsured. (Jan 2001)
  • Designed ARKids for preventive healthcare for kids. (Oct 2000)
  • Supports consumer-driven �medical IRA� with tax-free money. (Nov 1992)
  • No additional AIDS spending; cancer & vascular victims first. (Nov 1992)
  • Ban smoking in all public places. (Nov 1992)
  • Isolate carriers of this plague of AIDS. (Nov 1992)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)

Mike Huckabee on Homeland Security

  • Use everything at president�s disposal to keep US safe. (Feb 2008)
  • Support moderate modern evil over Al-Qaeda�s medieval evil. (Jan 2008)
  • Fight terrorism by increasing spending on armed forces & CIA. (Jan 2008)
  • Torture is unproductive, and should not be US policy. (Dec 2007)
  • Kick rear ends if documents destroyed to protect rear ends. (Dec 2007)
  • Opposes waterboarding; close Guantanamo as a bad symbol. (Dec 2007)
  • Raise enlistment rates with Veterans� Bill of Rights. (Sep 2007)
  • No student visas to citizens of terrorist states. (Sep 2007)
  • Guantanamo prisoners are treated very well. (Jun 2007)
  • Better to make mistakes at Guantanamo to protect Americans. (Jun 2007)
  • Islamic jihadists celebrate death; we have culture of life. (May 2007)
  • Guard & Reserve did their duty; it�s beginning to wear. (Jan 2007)
  • Strength is more effective deterrent to war than weakness. (Jan 2007)
  • Keeping Guantanamo prisoners more important than location. (Jan 2006)
  • Islamic terror is about worldwide caliphate, not US attacks. (Jan 2006)

Mike Huckabee on Immigration

  • Illegal immigrants must go home and start over. (Jan 2008)
  • Build a border fence within 18 months of taking office. (Jan 2008)
  • Build a border fence using American labor & materials. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Yes, supported scholarships for AR illegal aliens. (Dec 2007)
  • Pathway to citizenship must start at back of line, out of US. (Dec 2007)
  • Send illegals home so all in US can hold their heads high. (Dec 2007)
  • Make legal immigration quick, or outsource it if we can�t. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: AR college bill accepted illegals after 3 years. (Nov 2007)
  • Punish people who break the law; but not their children. (Nov 2007)
  • Focus on demand: penalize employers of illegal immigrants. (Sep 2007)
  • Some anti-immigration advocates are based on racism. (Sep 2007)
  • People are angry at government for failing to track illegals. (Sep 2007)
  • Problems with McCain-Kennedy: credibility; secrecy; spending. (Jun 2007)
  • Allow in professionals as legal immigrants, but seal border. (Jun 2007)
  • Change rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
  • Path to citizenship if illegals admit guilt & pay fine. (Jan 2007)
  • Deport the illegal immigrants who don�t do it the right way. (Jan 2006)
  • Seal the borders in a responsible way. (Jan 2006)
  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)
  • Import farm workers from Mexico. (Sep 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Jobs

  • No class warfare: talk to both rich & poor. (Jan 2008)
  • Excessive taxes, red tape, and litigation cause job losses. (Dec 2007)
  • Unions more prominent to fight high CEO salaries. (Oct 2007)
  • Blacks still face racism & unequal opportunity in job market. (Sep 2007)
  • No �sexual orientation� in Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (Sep 2007)
  • Supports farm subsidies & fully-funded crop insurance. (Sep 2007)
  • More R&D & tax incentives for small farmers. (Sep 2001)
  • Repeal the federal unemployment "temporary surtax". (Feb 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Principles & Values

  • I didn�t want to wait for the government to rescue me. (Sep 2008)
  • Competition breeds excellence, including in the GOP race. (Feb 2008)
  • Kenneth Copeland is a friend, innocent until proven guilty. (Feb 2008)
  • Hunted and ate fried squirrel in college days. (Feb 2008)
  • Without moral absolutes, we are lost and confused. (Feb 2008)
  • Childhood heroes in AR: Jesus, Elvis, and FDR. (Feb 2008)
  • American�s greatness is because we�re rooted in our faith. (Feb 2008)
  • Not exiting; I didn�t major in math; I majored in miracles. (Feb 2008)
  • Limbaugh is a great voice for conservatism, not infallible. (Jan 2008)
  • Presumptuous and arrogant to suggest Reagan would endorse me. (Jan 2008)
  • Only candidate who�s faced Clinton political machine before. (Jan 2008)
  • Ought to be able to respect people who don�t have any faith. (Jan 2008)
  • People should deal with the use of faith in my campaign. (Jan 2008)
  • Declined to answer Boston Globe questions on Executive Power. (Dec 2007)
  • Treat others as you wish to be treated. (Dec 2007)
  • I�m a conservative, but I�m not mean about it. (Nov 2007)
  • The social conservative�s candidate for president. (Oct 2007)
  • Even if GOP loses elections, we should not lose our honor. (Sep 2007)
  • N.H. strategy: stick with convictions & straight answers. (Aug 2007)
  • Not thinking about Vice Presidency despite heavy speculation. (Aug 2007)
  • Never forget that ordinary citizens are the President�s boss. (Aug 2007)
  • Valuing life is the country�s most pressing moral issue. (Jun 2007)
  • Character IS the issue; we DO legislate morality. (Jun 2007)
  • Our culture of life separates us from Islamic fascists. (May 2007)
  • America needs optimistic leadership to revive national soul. (Jan 2007)
  • George W. Bush has done a magnificent job. (Jan 2007)
  • Vertical lift-up politics rather than horizontal left-right. (Jan 2007)
  • Finished Little Rock marathon in 4:38 after 3 years training. (Jan 2007)
  • Thermometer leaders just read room; thermostats adjusts room. (Jan 2007)
  • Live beyond your lifetime by planting seeds in others. (Oct 2000)
  • Positive thinking works, if based on positive principles. (Oct 2000)
  • GOP lost 2006 election because they failed to do their job. (Jun 2007)

    Faith & Religion

  • Judge Romney, & any candidate, by record, not by faith. (Dec 2007)
  • Jesus was too smart to ever run for public office. (Nov 2007)
  • I believe the Bible is the word of revelation. (Nov 2007)
  • Plenty of choices for candidates who don�t believe in God. (Jun 2007)
  • One worldview will prevail: God-centered or human-centered. (Jun 2007)
  • Pastors & politicians have same skill set in common. (Jun 2007)
  • Ten Commandments are basis for appropriate behavior. (Jun 2007)
  • A �grace Christian�: dislikes �law Christians� AND liberals. (Jun 2007)
  • My faith does affect my decision process; it explains me. (May 2007)
  • We are a nation of faith, and we are stewards of God�s world. (Jan 2007)
  • Ordained Baptist minister; I make no apology for my faith. (Jan 2007)
  • People of faith feel responsible for God�s world. (Jan 2007)
  • 10 Commandments: principles to live by, not just pop culture. (Oct 2000)
  • The spiritual side of our lives really does matter. (Oct 2000)
  • Faith gives us a focus for the future. (Oct 2000)

    Personal Background

  • Defining mistake: neglecting his health for decades. (Aug 2007)
  • Took office amid felony investigation of Gov. Jim Guy Tucker. (Jun 2007)
  • Plays bass guitar in rock band �Capitol Offense�. (Jan 2007)
  • Published four books; completed Little Rock marathon in 4:38. (Dec 2006)
  • Religious affiliation: Southern Baptist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of Southern Governors' Association. (Sep 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Social Security

  • Will try to fix Social Security with FairTax. (Jan 2008)
  • Personalization of retirement funds, not privatization. (Oct 2007)
  • Personal retirement accounts allow investing in one�s future. (Sep 2007)
  • Replace payroll tax & fund Social Security with FairTax. (Sep 2007)
  • No Congressional pensions; give them same deal as citizens. (Nov 1992)
  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)
  • Maintain federal funding of Social Services Block Grants. (Sep 1999)

Mike Huckabee on Tax Reform

  • Tax system punishes people for working & productivity. (Feb 2008)
  • Signed tax pledge to not raise marginal tax rates. (Feb 2008)
  • Supported Bush tax cuts then; I support them now. (Feb 2008)
  • FactCheck: To be revenue-neutral, FairTax raises some taxes. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: FairTax does not bring underground into economy. (Jan 2008)
  • FairTax will tax the average American much less. (Jan 2008)
  • FairTax and its prebate untax the poor and the elderly. (Jan 2008)
  • Net change as governor: same income tax; 1� more sales tax. (Jan 2008)
  • Raising fees is the same as raising taxes. (Jan 2008)
  • Raised AR net tax burden by $500M to comply with court order. (Jan 2008)
  • AdWatch: Your worth is from God, not your checking account. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: 90 cuts + 23 tax increases: net $505M increase. (Jan 2008)
  • AdWatch: Signed first-ever broad-based tax cut in Arkansas. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Passed broad-based tax cut, but not �first ever�. (Jan 2008)
  • Raised some taxes based on court orders and voter approval. (Dec 2007)
  • Support FairTax with a tax credit for the poor. (Dec 2007)
  • FactCheck: FairTax would not eliminate IRS; just change role. (Nov 2007)
  • FairTax is 23%; Bush�s study missed prebate & other aspects. (Nov 2007)
  • FairTax untaxes productivity & things which we export. (Oct 2007)
  • FairTax eliminates all taxes on productivity & saving. (Sep 2007)
  • Gut this incredibly complex and arcane tax code. (Aug 2007)
  • Attacked as tax-and-spend by several anti-tax groups. (Aug 2007)
  • Tax system penalizes productivity; needs complete overhaul. (Aug 2007)
  • FairTax puts Going-Out-of-Business sign on IRS. (May 2007)
  • FactCheck: FairTax requires 34% sales tax +$600B entitlement. (May 2007)
  • Flatter, fairer, finite, family friendly overhaul: Fair Tax. (May 2007)
  • First governor in Arkansas history to ever lower taxes. (Jan 2007)
  • Wouldn�t propose new taxes, but won�t pledge against taxes. (Jan 2007)
  • Raised Arkansas taxes 5 times, but lowered taxes 94 times. (Jan 2007)
  • Supports national flat tax to keep up with globalization. (Jan 2007)
  • Eliminated AR marriage penalty & capital gains on home sales. (Jan 2007)
  • Illustrated hypocrisy with �Tax Me More Fund�. (Jan 2007)
  • We ought to un-tax innovation, un-tax income. (Jan 2006)
  • Remove the poorest taxpayers from the tax rolls. (Jan 2001)
  • No tax increase under any circumstances. (Nov 1992)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)
  • Let states independently determine estate taxes. (May 2001)

Mike Huckabee on War & Peace

  • Islamofascism must disappear from the face of the earth. (Feb 2008)
  • Leave Iraq with victory and honor, however long it takes. (Jan 2008)
  • We are making progress in Iraq, Afghanistan, & war on terror. (Jan 2008)
  • Saddam might have had WMD and got them to Syria before 2003. (Jan 2008)
  • Don�t second-guess Iraq; pullout would be bigger mistake. (Jan 2008)
  • Failing to find the WMDs doesn�t mean they weren�t there. (Jan 2008)
  • Never questioned the surge; never supported timed withdrawal. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Correct that Romney did support timed withdrawal. (Jan 2008)
  • Iraq War: we invaded an imaginary country based on poor info. (Jan 2008)
  • Know your enemy: jihadists would destroy civilization. (Jan 2008)
  • Supports Powell Doctrine of overwhelming force. (Jan 2008)
  • Re-establish diplomatic ties to Iran, so we can move forward. (Jan 2008)
  • Go after al Qaeda�s safe havens in Pakistan. (Jan 2008)
  • Stay in Iraq because we�re winning; we lose if we walk away. (Dec 2007)
  • Train & arm Kurds to prevent cross-border PKK incursions. (Oct 2007)
  • Attack Iran�s nukes even if Congress says no. (Oct 2007)
  • Many don�t comprehend the threat: they want our obliteration. (Sep 2007)
  • We bought Iraq because we broke it; responsibility to honor. (Sep 2007)
  • We made Saudis rich; pressure them to help win with honor. (Aug 2007)
  • Iraqi government disappointing, but we can�t up & pull out. (Jun 2007)
  • Insist that Iraq�s neighbors assist military & financially. (Jun 2007)
  • We needed 300,000 troops to win Iraq; must finish the job. (May 2007)
  • Don�t judge Iraq war while we�re in the middle of the war. (May 2007)
  • Iraq war has made us overlook domestic agenda. (Jan 2007)
  • Opposing Bush�s troop surge is a dangerous position. (Jan 2007)
  • Make sure we finish the job in Iraq and finish it right. (Jan 2007)
  • Strength is more effective deterrent to war than weakness. (Jan 2007)
  • We should go to war with the army that we need. (Jan 2006)
  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)

Mike Huckabee on Welfare & Poverty

  • Recognizes what your decisions do to people at the bottom. (Jan 2008)
  • First Amendment never intended to shut out voices of faith. (Jan 2007)
  • Supports Charitable Choice for funding faith-based providers. (Dec 2006)
  • Maintain TANF block grants. (Apr 2000)
  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)
  • More federal funding for Low-income energy assistance. (Sep 2001)
  • Supports TANF grants to states. (Aug 2001)
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