Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman's Economic Plan: "Better than anything so far from the GOP Presidential field."

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    Sep 03, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904583204576544703176083600.html - it's a bit sad he's not getting more attention:

    The heart of the plan lowers all tax rates on individuals and businesses. Mr. Huntsman would create three personal income tax rates—8%, 14% and 23%—and pay for this in a "revenue-neutral" way by eliminating "all deductions and credits." This tracks with the proposals of the bipartisan Bowles-Simpson commission and others for a flatter, more efficient tax system.

    That means economically inefficient tax carve outs for mortgage interest, municipal bonds, child credits and green energy subsidies would at last be closed. The double tax on capital gains and dividends would be expunged as would the Alternative Minimum Tax. The corporate tax rate falls to 25% from 35%, and American businesses would be taxed on a territorial system to encourage firms to return capital parked in overseas operations.

    Mr. Huntsman would repeal two of President Obama's most economically debilitating creations, ObamaCare and the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law. Mr. Huntsman has it right when he says, "Dodd-Frank perpetuates 'too big to fail' by codifying a regime that incentivizes firms to become too big to fail." He'd also repeal a Bush-era regulatory mistake, the Sarbanes-Oxley accounting rules, which have added millions of dollars of costs to businesses with little positive effect.
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    Sep 03, 2011 4:33 PM GMT
    I think we will start to gain some traction as people start paying attention and tuning in to the various candidates. Jon Huntsman, in my opinion, has everything it takes to be a great President and a leader Americans can look up to and admire. I would encourage everyone to look closer into what he is all about.
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    Sep 03, 2011 4:44 PM GMT
    "He'd also repeal a Bush-era regulatory mistake, the Sarbanes-Oxley accounting rules, which have added millions of dollars of costs to businesses with little positive effect."

    Ugh, Bush was such a big government conservative.
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    Sep 03, 2011 10:13 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI think we will start to gain some traction as people start paying attention and tuning in to the various candidates. Jon Huntsman, in my opinion, has everything it takes to be a great President and a leader Americans can look up to and admire. I would encourage everyone to look closer into what he is all about.


    I agree. The thing is, according the Republicans that I bicker with on various sites, that he is too boring. And that he doesn't have leader qualifications. They say that he can govern, like he did in Utah, but not be a president.

    But most of them support Perry. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 04, 2011 4:12 AM GMT
    Balljunkie said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI think we will start to gain some traction as people start paying attention and tuning in to the various candidates. Jon Huntsman, in my opinion, has everything it takes to be a great President and a leader Americans can look up to and admire. I would encourage everyone to look closer into what he is all about.


    I agree. The thing is, according the Republicans that I bicker with on various sites, that he is too boring. And that he doesn't have leader qualifications. They say that he can govern, like he did in Utah, but not be a president.

    But most of them support Perry. icon_rolleyes.gif



    If they say he is "boring" then they don't really know anything about Huntsman. He is anything but boring, in fact, I would go as far as to say as he is possibly the most naturally charismatic of any of the candidates. He is VERY Presidential, with arguably the best record of all the Governors running, and definitely has the most, if not the only candidate with any foreign relations experience. His stint under Obama as the Ambassador to China, not to mention the fact that he actually speaks fluent Chinese, would be invaluable. He's also extremely gay-friendly, though would stop short at supporting gay marriage. All he really needs is one solid performance in one of the upcoming debates to propel him upward and into the public consciousness, because once America gets to know this guy they are going to really like him.
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    Sep 04, 2011 4:16 AM GMT
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    Balljunkie said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI think we will start to gain some traction as people start paying attention and tuning in to the various candidates. Jon Huntsman, in my opinion, has everything it takes to be a great President and a leader Americans can look up to and admire. I would encourage everyone to look closer into what he is all about.


    I agree. The thing is, according the Republicans that I bicker with on various sites, that he is too boring. And that he doesn't have leader qualifications. They say that he can govern, like he did in Utah, but not be a president.

    But most of them support Perry. icon_rolleyes.gif



    If they say he is "boring" then they don't really know anything about Huntsman. He is anything but boring, in fact, I would go as far as to say as he is possibly the most naturally charismatic of any of the candidates. He is VERY Presidential, with arguably the best record of all the Governors running, and definitely has the most, if not the only candidate with any foreign relations experience. His stint under Obama as the Ambassador to China, not to mention the fact that he actually speaks fluent Chinese, would be invaluable. He's also extremely gay-friendly, though would stop short at supporting gay marriage. All he really needs is one solid performance in one of the upcoming debates to propel him upward and into the public consciousness, because once America gets to know this guy they are going to really like him.


    I agree completely. These are the reasons that I like him, but it falls on deaf ears for the Republicans I bicker with.