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Jon Huntsman on Jobs

Republican UT Governor


High unemployment is a human tragedy

Q: On jobs, how are you going to turn this country around?

A: This is a human tragedy playing out, with 15 million unemployed, so many million beyond who are so dispirited, they've absolutely given up. I would drop three things on the doorstep of Congress to change and turn the situation around: 1) my tax reform package, endorsed by the Wall Street Journal; 2) serious regulatory reform, Dodd-Frank, Obamacare repealed; 3) energy independence. Converting to natural gas is a 500,000 job creator.

Source: 2011 GOP Google debate in Orlando FL , Sep 22, 2011

This country needs more workers

Q: Why would you be more effective in creating jobs than any of your rivals on this stage?

HUNTSMAN: This country needs more workers. Can we say that? This country needs more workers, and we're not going to get more workers until we actually have an economic plan led by someone who has actually done it before, presumably as a governor, to create the environment in which the private sector can then work its magic. That's how we're going to get from point A to point B.

Source: 2011 GOP Tea Party debate in Tampa FL , Sep 12, 2011

Utah job growth at 5%; unemployment under 3%

Source: Utah 2007 State of the State address , Jan 16, 2007

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