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Romney challenges Huckabee on taxes 1. The Chicago Tribune 2. 30 NOV 2007 3. Pearson, Rick 4. Online: < http://www.chicagotribune.com/services/newspaper/printedition/saturday/chi- romney_for_webdec01,0,661397.story > 5. Taxes & Election 2007 6. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney challenged rival Mike Huckabee's fiscal record of raising taxes in Arkansas and supporting in-state tuition breaks for children of undocumented immigrants. He used claims such as "Gov. Huckabee ... talks about his desire to rein in spending," Romney said, "but as governor he took spending from just over $6 billion to $16 billion and he financed that by raising taxes time and again. [Huckabee] raised sales taxes, gasoline taxes, grocery taxes, even taxes on nursing home beds." Huckabee usually mentions his record of cutting 94 taxes in Arkansas but fails to mention the other taxes that were increased. But Romney also did not mention that he raised a variety of fees and taxes and ended some corporate tax breaks that generated more than $500 million for Massachusetts. With Romney spending millions of dollars in the state and Huckabee spending several hundred thousand dollars, the Massachusetts governor was asked by a reporter whether Huckabee was a better money manager. Romney at first looked flabbergasted before saying, "Sorry, I don't have any particular comments on that."
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CAMPAIGN 2008 Romney challenges Huckabee on taxes By Rick Pearson | Tribune political reporter
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