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On this 6th podcast I would like to speak briefly about Mike Huckabee’s liberal economic policies. In a recent article by Robert Novak entitled: The False Conservative, Novak details Huckabee’s impressive and clear abilities to articulate a liberal economic policy of increasing taxes and “big-government advocate of a strong hand in the Oval Office directing the lives of Americans.”
Novak begins his article with the following words:
Who would respond to criticism from the Club for Growth by calling the conservative, free-market campaign organization the “Club for Greed”? That sounds like Howard Dean, Dennis Kucinich or John Edwards, all Democrats preaching the class struggle. In fact, the rejoinder comes from Mike Huckabee, who has broken out of the pack of second-tier Republican presidential candidates to become a serious contender — definitely in Iowa and perhaps nationally.
This information would have remained hidden if Huckabee had not started to climb up the polls in Iowa and elsewhere. Romney and Thompson have now joined their efforts in criticizing the former governor. They are right to do so, though, both advocate a similar policy of big government by increasing militaristic intervention over seas.
I have argued in a previous podcast that Huckabee is a well-known liberal on economic issues. It is true that he may fight to overturn Roe V. Wade, but at the same time he may also go beyond Bush’s policies and bring about greater economic debt with his habit of taxing every American citizen and giving scholarship to illegal immigrants as he did in Arkansas. It is true that with Mike Huckabee you get a social conservative, but at the same time you get an economic liberal who received the same ratings as Bill Clinton from the Cato Institute.
With Congressman Ron Paul you get both a social conservative who believes in what he says and an economic conservative who truly believes that Government has no business is collecting our wages and distributing our wealth.
This same Ron Paul has just won a scientific poll from Zogby. In a recent blind poll, Ron Paul defeated his top opponents in the GOP by double digit number. A blind poll reveals the policies of a candidate without revealing his name. Among independents, conservatives, and liberals, Paul won all of them. In an interview with Sean Hannity last week, the founder of Zobgy declared to a stunned Hannity that Paul could very well win New Hampshire. If there is one thing I certainly enjoy is to see Fox News fear a 72 year old man who truly upholds the Constitution and the rule of Law.