Huntsman: Absolutely No Deductions in Tax Plan

Jon Huntsman touted his new jobs plan this morning in an appearance on Face the Nation, stressing how his proposal could rejuvenate the economy.

“This economy has hit the wall. It is sucking wind right now,” Huntsman remarked.

“This is a proposal that’s come right from what I have done as governor,” Huntsman said, referencing the tax reform he did while governor of Utah. “I do believe the next president of the United States in 2012 will be a former governor.”

Asked about the mortgage interest credit and the child tax credit, Huntsman confirmed his plan would be deduction-free and both those deductions would be eliminated.

“Everybody kind of gets a label slapped on their forehead, which I think is unfortunate,” Huntsman said about the frequent description of him as “moderate” in the race. “When people look at my record, they’re going to see that I’m pro-life, I’m pro-second amendment, I’m pro-[economic] growth.”


Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...