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 And the small tax the voters raised was repealed once the roads were complete.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.  


  1. Great job, TC : )

    Let's help Huck keep his great record out there.

    It will pay off.

  2. Hi Friends,

    I am a Indian National and a Christian who is interested in the good of American people and specially the Beivers.I would love to see Gov.Huck win the GOP nomination in 2012.I would like to donate, but can i? If yes,can you please let me know how can i do it? can you please mail me --> jameswilliam5@rediffmail.com.I knew he wants to reach 15,000$ before 31'st midnight.So, if you can get back to me ASAP, i can also chip in with my contribution.The one in HUCKPAC site is not helpful since i dont have a ZIP code.

    Chennai, India

  3. Joshua,
    You cannot contribute to any political campaigns in the United States. By law, only American citizens have that privilege.