Fiscally[ edit ] Policy as governor[ edit ] In late , Huckabee campaigned for ballot Amendment 1, a plan to adjust property tax rules to make school funding more equal across the state, and Amendment 2, a constitutional amendment increasing the state sales tax 0.
In response to the criticism he created the "Tax Me More Fund", which was a voluntary fund for people who felt that the government needed to raise more taxes. Huckabee established a respectable record of fiscal responsibility in Arkansas. Rather than run up deficits, he backed raising taxes to pay for needed infrastructure, health care and education. That's called prudence , and it was once a Republican virtue. FairTax[ edit ] Huckabee supports the FairTax. Ann Coulter was quoted on saying "The problem with the fair tax is that it's so conservative it would never be implemented The home mortgage deduction is considered by many critical to the ability of people to buy a home and keep their home.
Please improve the article or discuss the issue on the talk page. Due to his beliefs on amnesty in conjunction to illegal immigration , Hispanics generally support him.
He has compared homosexual relationships between consenting adults to illegal drug abuse,  criticized same-sex marriage, as well as supported laws that ban same-sex couples from adopting. Huckabee said, "I know. I get your emails. Several prominent politicians expressed disapproval. The proposed bans drew criticism from liberal pundits, legal experts, and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Chick-fil-A stopped distributing the toys, citing unrelated safety concerns that had arisen prior to the controversy. In response to criticism of the Cathy family's support for "traditional In response to criticism of the Cathy family's support for "traditional marriage,". In February , Huckabee excoriated a small number of Protestant churches for allowing Muslims to pray in them  , remarking that Islam "is the antithesis of the Gospel of Jesus Christ ".
Also in August , Huckabee, on his radio talk show , criticized the decision of the United States government to close down its embassies  in predominantly Muslim countries in celebration of Eid al Fitr , the holiday marking the end of Ramadan ; stating that Muslims are likely to commit violent acts in their countries during holidays. Huckabee then went on to compare Muslims to "uncorked animals" because Islam "promotes the most murderous mayhem".
Recently, however, Huckabee's attitude towards the American Muslim community has somewhat softened. During the show Huckabee acknowledged that "not all Muslims want to kill anyone who is not a Muslim", and that knowing so was "refreshing" .
Controversial statements[ edit ] Over the years, Huckabee has made a number of public statements that have drawn criticism,       including comparing his weight loss to the experience of a concentration camp , for which the National Jewish Democratic Council chastised Huckabee;  his joking about suicide while speaking of fundraising efforts by himself and his opponents in the Republican primaries, for which he was criticized by various suicide awareness groups;  and his asking "Don't Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?
I use hyperbole in the course of trying to paint a word picture. I pay a dear price for it. Unaware to the fact that Canada has no national igloo, Mike Huckabee congratulated Canada for preserving it.
In subsequent interview Rick Mercer explained that Huckabee had asked if it was a controversial igloo but that he wasn't aware that it was a fake news story. He said that Pakistan has more illegal immigrants to the United States than any country but Mexico. However, INS data indicates that Pakistan is nowhere near the top of the list.
Moreover, some questioned why he made a connection between Bhutto's death and immigration. But I believe it's a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God.
And that's all I'm going to say. These comments drew accusations that Huckabee was " bashing America ", which he denied. Huckabee instead claimed that President Obama's policies were "anti-Israel and promise breaking". Huckabee was quoted saying, "Whoever in our government leaked that information is guilty of treason," and "anything less than execution is too kind a penalty. One Democrat said "He'll easily be their McGovern , an easy kill.