Huntsman Knocks President’s Jobs Plan
Republican presidential contender Jon Huntsman slammed President Obama’s jobs plan, calling it a “half-measure,” reports The Washington Times
“The problems we face are of such monumental proportion that you can’t have half-steps and half-measures that address a monumentally challenging and difficult set of economic circumstances,” Huntsman said in an interview with The Washington Times-affiliated “America’s Morning News” radio program. “You need a big-picture approach to problem-solving that is equally large to match the challenges.”
The former Utah governor presented his own, alternative economic plan. He said, as president, he would repeal the so-called “Obamacare” health care law as well as the Dodd-Frank financial industry regulatory reform.
“We need to clean house with our tax code, like I did as governor of the state of Utah. We cleaned out the loopholes and deductions in the income tax. We lowered the rate. We broadened the base. We simplified. We created a flat tax,” said Huntsman.
Huntsman, who has been bringing up the rear in national polls, also said his campaign is investing heavily in the first-in-the-nation primary state New Hampshire.
“We’re focused laser-like on New Hampshire. If you want to know where this race is going to go, take a look at New Hampshire. That’s the only state that matters, being the early primary state, the first primary state in America. We’ve gone from zero to low double-digits, knocking on the door of second place. Keep your eye focused on that.”