Richard Viguerie: Mike Huckabee - Wishy-Washy Republican

Oct 18, 2007, 01:00 ET from ConservativesBetrayed.com

    MANASSAS, Va., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following are the
 main points made by Richard A. Viguerie, author of Conservatives Betrayed:
 How George W. Bush and Other Big-Government Republicans Hijacked the
 Conservative Cause (Bonus Books, 2006), in his new paper, "Mike
 Huckabee--Wishy-Washy Republican"
 (http://www.conservativesbetrayed.com/gw3/articles-latestnews/articles.php?
 CMSArticleID=2829&CMSCategoryID=19):
 
     Mike Huckabee poses as a conservative, but he enthusiastically promotes
 big government.
 
     In fact, he's just another wishy-washy Republican -- inconsistent in
 policy because he's inconsistent in principle.
 
     Gov. Huckabee claims to support "empowering people to make their own
 decisions," but he has consistently promoted government meddling in the
 market economy.
 
     He called no-tax pledges "irresponsible" but then signed one.
 
     In his 10 years in office, Gov. Huckabee had raised the state's sales
 tax by 37 percent, motor fuel taxes by 16 percent, and cigarette taxes by
 103 percent.
 
     He publicly opposed repealing a tax on groceries and medicine, though
 he claims that he's "always philosophically supported" axing the tax.
 
     State spending under Gov. Huckabee rose by 65.3 percent during 1996 to
 2004.
 
     Not only did he increase Arkansas's minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.25
 per hour, but he even encouraged the U.S. Congress to do the same thing
 nationally.
 
     He supported President George W. Bush's 2003 massive expansion of
 Medicare by adding a prescription-drug benefit.
 
     He called the No Child Left Behind Act, which increased federal
 education spending by 48 percent and expanded big-government control of
 local schools, "the greatest education reform effort of the federal
 government in my lifetime."
 
     He wants to fence illegal immigrants out, but to give them cheap
 tuition while they're here.
 
     Mike Huckabee calls conservatives "blind purists" but poses as one of
 us.
 
     Many more details about Mike Huckabee's conservative charade are
 contained in Richard Viguerie's paper, "Mike Huckabee -- Wishy-Washy
 Republican", available on-line here:
 http://www.conservativesbetrayed.com/gw3/articles-latestnews/articles.php?C
 MSArticleID=2829&CMSCategoryID=19.
 
 
     Richard A. Viguerie pioneered ideological and political direct mail and
 has been called "the funding father of the conservative movement" for his
 role in helping build dozens of conservative organizations. He is the
 author of Conservatives Betrayed--How George W. Bush and Other
 Big-Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause (Bonus Books,
 2006).
 
 
 
 

SOURCE ConservativesBetrayed.com
    MANASSAS, Va., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following are the
 main points made by Richard A. Viguerie, author of Conservatives Betrayed:
 How George W. Bush and Other Big-Government Republicans Hijacked the
 Conservative Cause (Bonus Books, 2006), in his new paper, "Mike
 Huckabee--Wishy-Washy Republican"
 (http://www.conservativesbetrayed.com/gw3/articles-latestnews/articles.php?
 CMSArticleID=2829&CMSCategoryID=19):
 
     Mike Huckabee poses as a conservative, but he enthusiastically promotes
 big government.
 
     In fact, he's just another wishy-washy Republican -- inconsistent in
 policy because he's inconsistent in principle.
 
     Gov. Huckabee claims to support "empowering people to make their own
 decisions," but he has consistently promoted government meddling in the
 market economy.
 
     He called no-tax pledges "irresponsible" but then signed one.
 
     In his 10 years in office, Gov. Huckabee had raised the state's sales
 tax by 37 percent, motor fuel taxes by 16 percent, and cigarette taxes by
 103 percent.
 
     He publicly opposed repealing a tax on groceries and medicine, though
 he claims that he's "always philosophically supported" axing the tax.
 
     State spending under Gov. Huckabee rose by 65.3 percent during 1996 to
 2004.
 
     Not only did he increase Arkansas's minimum wage from $5.15 to $6.25
 per hour, but he even encouraged the U.S. Congress to do the same thing
 nationally.
 
     He supported President George W. Bush's 2003 massive expansion of
 Medicare by adding a prescription-drug benefit.
 
     He called the No Child Left Behind Act, which increased federal
 education spending by 48 percent and expanded big-government control of
 local schools, "the greatest education reform effort of the federal
 government in my lifetime."
 
     He wants to fence illegal immigrants out, but to give them cheap
 tuition while they're here.
 
     Mike Huckabee calls conservatives "blind purists" but poses as one of
 us.
 
     Many more details about Mike Huckabee's conservative charade are
 contained in Richard Viguerie's paper, "Mike Huckabee -- Wishy-Washy
 Republican", available on-line here:
 http://www.conservativesbetrayed.com/gw3/articles-latestnews/articles.php?C
 MSArticleID=2829&CMSCategoryID=19.
 
 
     Richard A. Viguerie pioneered ideological and political direct mail and
 has been called "the funding father of the conservative movement" for his
 role in helping build dozens of conservative organizations. He is the
 author of Conservatives Betrayed--How George W. Bush and Other
 Big-Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause (Bonus Books,
 2006).
 
 
 
 SOURCE ConservativesBetrayed.com