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Huntsman On Jobs Plan: "It's Big, It's Bold"

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: All right, did you hear what former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman is saying? We're pretty certain Governors Rick Perry and Mitt Romney are paying close attention to this one. Governor Huntsman says he is going to win in New Hampshire, the first primary state? Why is he so confident? Well, let's ask him. Republican presidential contender former governor of Utah Jon Huntsman joins us.

Governor, before we even get to the question, though, of New Hampshire, I want to ask you about something. "Wall Street Journal" online tonight, in the morning paper tomorrow, endorses your economic plan.

And it doesn't just endorse your economic plan, it has -- it says this. "Mr. Huntsman proposal is as impressive as any to date in the GOP presidential field and certainly better than what we've seen from the frontrunners. Perhaps Mr. Huntsman should be asked to give the Republican response to the president's jobs speech next week.

I imagine that you love this editorial tonight.

JON HUNTSMAN, GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Greta, thanks for having me. It's big. It's bold. It speaks to job creation in a country that desperately needs it. It gets us into the game here, the second decade into the 21st century. And I'm very proud of it.

But more than anything else, it draws heavily from what we did in the State of Utah. So as a candidate for the presidency of the United States of America, all I want to be able to do is say, I have been there and I have done that. We reformed our tax code. We flattened the rate. We basically made it a whole lot more competitive in our state, and that's exactly what we want to do for this country of ours.

It's time that we look at the tax code on the individual income side and on the corporate side and say, We've got to clear out the cobwebs. We've got to clear out the deductions and the loopholes and the corporate welfare and we've got to buy down the rate. We've got to buy down the rate so that everybody benefits from that and it's more competitive for the 21st century. And that's exactly where we're headed.

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