Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fast Facts on Gov. Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee has the most governing experience out of any of the potential 2012 candidates. Gov Huckabee served Arkansas as governor from July 1996 through December 2006. He was voted one of the five best governors in 2005.

While Governor of the state of Arkansas, Huckabee:

- Doubled the child care tax credit in 1997.
- Eliminated the capital gains tax on the sale of a home.
- Indexed Arkansas’ state income tax to inflation, keeping people from being pushed into higher tax brackets.
- Cut taxes nearly 100 times in his state.
- Eliminated the state income tax for families below the poverty level.
- Left his state with almost $1 billion surplus, a state record.
- Cut welfare rolls by 50 %.
- Balanced the state budget of Arkansas every year he was governor in Arkansas.
- Led efforts to establish the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights and a Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights for uniform notice and due process.
- Plus he made the interstate road system in Arkansas one of the best in the nation, where it had been among the worst, bringing in more trucking and trade. And the small tax the voters raised was repealed once the roads were complete.
-Carried out 16 executions in his time as governor of Arkansas which refutes his opponents’ claims that he’s soft on crime.
- Signed a ban on partial birth abortion.
- Worked to grant school administrators more flexibility in hiring and firing poor teachers.
- Moved Arkansas from grade “F” to a “C” in Charitable Choice compliance so Arkansas was only one of twelve states to pass.

All this was accomplished by Governor Huckabee while facing a legislature with 89 Democrats out of 100 legislators in the House and only four Republicans in the 35-seat Senate.

Huckabee served as governor for 10 1/2 years and left office only due to term limits. His approval rating was in the 60’s.

Since then, Mike Huckabee has done a great job talking about the fiscal/economic issues that our country is facing. Fox Business Network has posted these on Youtube. You can view many of them here.

Cross Posted at: I Like Mike Huckabee 2012


Anonymous said...

Well, I will not join the Huckabee camp, but I must say that this is the best written article by any camp in quite some time. Good work Texas Conservative!

Anonymous said...

Arrrrg, that was me


phil said...

. Promised to not raise taxes and DID
. Thinks he knows better than juries
. Say's I didn't mean that, much to many times
. Has a bias against some non-Baptist religions. Forgets that Jesus WASN'T A BAPTIST!

Anonymous said...

"Cut taxes nearly 100 times in his state"

This is the most useless statement I have ever read. 100 times? What does this even mean? He had only 100 opportunities and slashed taxes at every turn? That he signed 100 bills that had expirations for temp tax increases? That the legislature lowered taxes 100 times and he signed the budgets?

How does a guy get credit for 100 times when the truth is that one could have cut taxes the same amount and done it in one sweeping effort rather than 100? I think Tex is too enamored to give us real facts.