Pawlenty to give economic address
June 3rd, 2011
04:20 PM ET
11 years ago

Pawlenty to give economic address

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty will deliver a speech Tuesday morning in Chicago to unveil his economic plan, a Pawlenty aide told CNN Friday.

"His speech will include a plan to balance the Federal budget, overhaul the Federal tax code, reduce regulation and increase American innovation and investment," the aide said.

The speech comes on the heels of the disappointing jobs numbers released Friday.

Pawlenty has repeatedly criticized President Obama's economic plan and said he would release his own plan to promote economic growth and control spending.

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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Tim Pawlenty
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  1. NVa Native

    These GOPers constantly posting here only pull out (of their butt) the half statements and half truths they hear of fox talk shows. You could waste hours exposing them for the weak followers of rumors they are, but it won't stop them from spewing the mindless fox/GOP lies.

    June 3, 2011 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "Medicare and Social Security need to be eliminated for people 55 years old and younger. However, they need to continue to pay in so they can support the people 55 and older."

    Do the adults in your household know you're lpayign on the internet again?

    June 3, 2011 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  3. Emile

    Would you buy a used car from this guy, much less trust him with our nation's economy? No way.

    No way.

    June 3, 2011 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    Pawlenty has no economic sense of understanding !

    June 3, 2011 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  5. GonzoinHouston

    Either he will paraphrase the Ryan budget, or he'll be out the next morning telling the TP's how much he really supports the Ryan plan. Right now the republicans are locked in to supporting a budget plan that would destroy the middle class and turn America into a giant 3rd-world country.

    June 3, 2011 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  6. Indy

    Should be great for a laugh, T Paw giving an economic speech is like Bernie Madhoff giving investment advise.

    June 3, 2011 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  7. Len

    Let see: Cut taxes for corportations( so they can create jobs like uner the Bush Adm.), cut taxes for the upper 2% (like the Bush Adm.), cut Medicare, Medicade, Social Security ( so those 55 and younger will have to pay thousands of dollars for health care when they reach the proper age and health costs will be through the roof), cut health care for the poor, cut education so we can be the most unintelligient country in the world, cut jobs at all state and local government so they can balance the budget, do not spend any money on infrastructure (big business will do that), cut the EPA and all regulations so our children will not have clean air and water. Drill baby Drill so the big boys will continue making big dollars!!!!!!

    The GOP all the way.....they have done a good job so far, just look at all the GOP govenors cutting jobs, unions etc.....maybe that is why the unemployment rate increased,,,think about it......But the American people just do not get it.......We must raise the Debt Limit or we will be a fourth world country.....Keep voting Republican...they have blocked everything....and let us not forget.....2 unfunded wars, unfunded Drug prescription law, deregulation of everything which caused the collapse of our economy, tax cuts for corporations and the upper 2%, under the GOP Bush Administration, loss of 8 million jobs in '07, '08......atleast we are gaining jobs under the Obama Adm.......But Americans are just not very smart, they voted a bunch of nut jobs into office in 2010...didn't think, just believed the GOP, Fox News, Rush Limb., and all the other right wing talking heads who make millions of dollars a year and do not want their taxes raised and they made Americans who make 40 to 50 thousand dollars a year beleive their taxes would increase.......Again, we are not very smart....

    June 3, 2011 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  8. jen

    this guy is a joke, he couldn't balance a budget for minnesota, i wouldn't let him balance my checkbook. loser

    obama/biden 2012

    June 3, 2011 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  9. ThinkAgain

    Entitled, "How I Tanked Minnesota's Economy – And Will Do the Same Thing to the US Economy, Too!"

    June 3, 2011 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  10. ThinkAgain

    Big Al: I hope you're being sarcastic, because if you're not, you're a heartless idiot.

    June 3, 2011 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  11. Carlos Enrique Queso aka Chuck E. Cheese


    June 3, 2011 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  12. Patrick from Minnesota

    This guy is in no position to give ideas to improve our economy! Heck, he left our state with a $6 billion deficit! And instead of working with our Legislature to eliminate that, he used unallotment powers to slash state programs and workers (all of which were overturned by the courts). He was paraded out of Minnesota with a 35% approval rating last January and good riddence!

    June 3, 2011 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  13. Malory Archer

    New Age Independent, please cite examples of President Obama having raised taxes.

    June 3, 2011 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  14. Malory Archer

    Big Al, if I'm not going to get SS/medicare, I want my $ back. My husband & I each have more than six figures invested in the two when our employers' contributions on our behalf are included. I'm in my late 40s and have worked and paid taxes for 33 years. My husband is in his early 50s and has worked and paid taxes for 35 years. Thirty years ago I pi$$ed and moaned about having to pay those taxes. Now that my husband & I have close to a quarter million invested in SS, we want our money back. If we're not able to get our money back we should be exempt from paying ANY type of tax – federal, state & local – up to the amount stolen from us. It's only fair.

    June 3, 2011 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  15. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I can't believe a Republican isn't going to use his air time to talk about President Obama.

    June 3, 2011 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  16. Peters

    Whats Pretty boy Magarita talking about faith??

    June 3, 2011 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  17. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    How about that "snow job" Republicans have given the American people that doesn't pay the bills.

    June 3, 2011 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  18. A disgusted former Republican

    What do we have here? The stupid trying to teach economics. The republican failed economic policies have never worked and they will never work. Can anyone remember when the republicans balanced a budget?

    June 3, 2011 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  19. tcaros

    Paws will lose. He's a loser and a whimp. He's as wimpy as Bush, but with out daddy's money.

    June 3, 2011 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  20. saftgek

    Did I read this correctly? Gov. Pawlenty giving an economic address? I certainly hope it is a "how not to," because he failed at every turn while in the State House.

    Wow! The GOP has such a limp field. Do they truly not have a desire to take the White House? Apparently, they do not!

    June 3, 2011 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
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