Huntsman Says He ‘Wouldn’t Hesitate’ To Ask The Rich To Make Sacrifices In Deficit Reduction

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"Huntsman Says He ‘Wouldn’t Hesitate’ To Ask The Rich To Make Sacrifices In Deficit Reduction"

In an appearance on PBS’ NewsHour, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said that as president he would ask all Americans, even the wealthy, to contribute in fixing the economy and reducing the nation’s debt and deficits. “As president, I wouldn’t hesitate to call on a sacrifice from all of our people, even those at the very highest end of the income spectrum,” Huntsman said. “I’m not saying higher taxes. I’m saying there are contributions that they can make too.” Watch it:

Unfortunately, Huntsman wouldn’t go as far to say he’d ask the rich to pay their fair share in taxes, instead choosing to endorse means testing Medicare and Social Security.

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