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You -- governor Jon Huntsman -- -- We're pretty certain governors Rick Perry -- Mitt Romney are paying close attention this month.
Governor Huntsman says He is going to win in New Hampshire the first primary state wise he's so confident well let's ask him.
Republican presidential contender and former governor of Utah Jon Huntsman -- his government according to get to the question though I've -- cancer when I ask you about something.
Wall Street Journal Online tonight in the morning Paper tomorrow.
Endorses your economic plan Aniston doesn't just endorsed your -- -- and I plan.
It has it says this mr.
-- proposal is as impressive as any to date in the GOP presidential field.
And certainly better than what we've seen from the front runners.
Huntsman should be asked to give the Republican response -- the president's job speech next week I imagine that you love this editorial tonight.
Greta thanks for having me it's big it's bold.
It's -- -- job creation in a country that desperately needs that it gets is in to the game here -- second decade into the 21 century.
And I'm very proud of it but more than anything else it draws heavily from what we did in the state of -- top.
So it's a candidate for the presidency of the United States of America off all I wanna be able to do is say.
I have been there and I have done that we reformed our tax code.
We flatten the rate we basically made it a whole lot more competitive in our state and that's exactly what we want to do for this country of ours.
It's time that we look at the tax code on the individual income side and on on the corporate side and say we've got to clear out the cobwebs we've got to clear out the deductions and the loopholes.
And the corporate welfare and we've got a -- down the rate.
We've got -- idea on the -- so that everybody.
Benefits from that in its more competitive.
For the 21 century that's exactly where we're headed.
I know that's a -- this in this today endorsed trip -- I agreed to -- -- then you look at the polls and your polls are like He had down around like you know.
We have really lol the really bad here at the bottom -- get a -- got away how to get your plan notice that you get -- cents a first questions the second question is is at the Wall Street Journal -- a very -- oh lead -- a big corporate type newspaper -- some money.
What about the little guy -- the guy is unemployed in Detroit.
In the US city of 25% unemployment what do you do for him in your.
Plan this plan.
Greta is all about jobs that's what it speaks to.
It makes our economy that much more competitive it speaks to job creation you've got fourteen million people out of work you've got millions more -- -- so dispirited by the situation they're not even looking anymore and so our tax reform basically looks at the bottom line beings jobs being jobs in this country we wanna give people the dignity of a job that's the most important thing we can do -- what is.
Say what -- -- When people say he's trying to this bottom line is we're trying to create more jobs in this country.
I don't I don't think that -- inspirations He answered everything but can you can you talk to someone in a -- you know where there's been an incredible -- lot of unemployment.
You know -- -- a successful businessman but I mean can you can you walk those streets and inspire those people and get jobs to them.
You know we had a town hall meeting here in New Hampshire this is a state that I think we're gonna do exceptionally well look exceptionally well and we talked about the human tragedy that is fourteen million people out of work.
This affects moms and dads it affects families that if there's a real human dimension here beyond the numbers.
We've got a look at it as such we as Americans can do a whole lot better.
We are an optimistic blue sky people we need -- tax code that it is gonna get us back in the game.
So on one hand we have to make sure that we message and an articulated as the human tragedy.
That it is over 9% unemployment.
The other half has to be we must be very hard headed about what it's gonna take to be in the game competitively in the 21 century.
We can't take half measures we can't do a little stimulus here -- -- little stimulus -- We fundamentally must take the -- tax code and reshape it.
We got a clear up the cobwebs the deductions both on the individual side and on the corporate side and we've got -- we've got to -- the on the rate that's exactly what we're doing.
I like where it takes us you combine that and regulatory reform -- getting the regulatory monkey off our back and we can turn this thing around we can position ourselves for 21 century competitiveness and job growth.
I'd been there and I've done that I think I I think we can do it for the nation.
I -- -- attractive we have enough time -- that is that a lot of attract some of the Bowles Simpson commission -- at least in terms of the revision the tax -- but let me ask about New Hampshire would you say is so important tonight that news came down the state party -- Jack Campbell has just resigned and now he's a member of the Tea Party and it looks like He noted that the Republicans really don't like -- -- -- -- not is are no place for the Tea Party in New Hampshire that's the first.
Obviously they've even called extreme and it.
Is the Tea Party extreme in your mind.
The tea party of course has a place New Hampshire the Tea Party has very effectively frame the debate on debt and spending.
The Tea Party is a very natural manifestation of our democracy you know I -- in China the last couple years.
They don't do that they're not allowed to -- to organize at the grassroots level we do that that is part of our tradition here in the United States in and that is a manifestation of the issues that are affecting the people of America right now.
The enormous debt this cancer called that we have and our country the Tea Party is helped frame that.
They're gonna be a fact factor here in New Hampshire and of course there a factor nationwide.
I think extreme and I think that's attorney might have used against some of your Republican colleagues in the race so that are more concerted -- -- I think He and correct me if I'm -- they called them extremist I'm curious.
Do you consider the Tea Party extreme.
I think what they're talking about on the debt and spending side is exactly.
What this country is concerned about I don't consider that to be extreme at all I consider that to be right on.
What I'm saying up politically is so while we find -- -- find ourselves at the political extremes in terms of the debate.
The whole debt ceiling to pay for example like that we were yelling past one another we were assigning blame one party to the other without actually moving the business of the nation forward.
I stood up and said we can't allow this nation to default the for the first time in its history it would have been absolutely catastrophic.
For the marketplace for people's retirements and 401 -- At some point you gotta pull yourself from the extremes you've got to get the business of the nation done.
That's what I had to do was governor that's with the expect the United States to do -- that requires a little leadership.
Now I ask you question about someone who's unemployed for a number of years in a community that has been has really suffered -- -- -- India a lot of his urban areas.
And I've asked about -- what the Wall Street Journal on some of those -- the corporate elite the people lot of money.
-- about that -- your plan I mean -- under your plan which is like Bowles Simpson you're gonna get rid of the mortgage deduction.
Which is a lot of economic planning for most Americans have -- they figure out how to how to live day to -- year -- year out is sending kids to school.
What do you time -- your take way to mortgage deduction what are they getting returns that they're not terrified of your plan.
I think a lot of people would have gladly give away certain deductions in exchange for a lower rate.
But the bottom line to this whole exercise Greta it's the fact that we're preparing this nation.
For a new era of competitiveness and job growth I want to see the hollowed out carcasses of old manufacturing plants here in New Hampshire.
Filled again with manufacturing.
And the only way we're gonna be able to recreate the manufacturing muscle in this country.
Is -- fundamentally looking at -- pillars of competitiveness that's our tax code that's regulation.
That's looking at greater energy independence for example.
That's strengthening the core of our nation which today is weak.
And that's our economy we've got to get back on our feet and it's not gonna happen through half make.
Yours right now -- -- -- fast -- governor because we're live on the air in the Wall Street Journal says that perhaps you should be given the group maybe you should be giving.
The Republican response to present -- speech next week we you come back next week and Thursday I'm on the record and talk about the president's speech.
All certainly join you Greta anytime anywhere unless -- asked for.
By some larger authority to speak elsewhere but I know we can -- and I didn't know her time and so so -- -- -- better numbers anyway governor thank you.
Thank you -- --
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