For Mike Huckabee, the Economy Is a Moral Issue

The Republican presidential hopeful's moralizing language clearly resonates with his religious base, but he has yet to win over a different set of conservatives.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee speaks to guests gathered at the Point of Grace Church for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition 2015 Spring Kickoff on April 25, 2015 in Waukee, Iowa.

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Republican Mike Huckabee was being interviewed by Neil Cavuto of Fox News Channel last June when he advocated a tax reform that he said “gets rid of” the Internal Revenue Service. “The IRS has become a criminal enterprise, needs to be stopped,” Huckabee said. “It's abusive to the American taxpayer. They get away with what I can't get away with as a taxpayer. It's got to stop.”

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