Pawlenty to give economic address
June 3rd, 2011
04:20 PM ET
9 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. CNN watcher

    No one to watch. Palin to lug her media photo-op attenion wh*re bus to Minnesota and steal his thunder.

    June 3, 2011 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  2. GI Joe

    Oh yeah - just like Minnesota. He left that state with crumbling bridges and so far in debt they will never get out. Definitely not going to vote for chipmunk face. He lies as much as Bachmann and is almost as crazy.

    June 3, 2011 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  3. John

    Just ask him how good of a JOBS he did In Minnesota, He Let as Gov. with Billions In dept and a bridge That fell down. He a person I would want to listen to. NOT

    June 3, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  4. Republicans - The "Not Intended To Be Factually Accurate" Party

    We'll be looking forward to all that TRUTH you spoke about when you announced for President.

    Sir, please don't trot out some weak line of bull about balancing the budget in 20 or 30 years.

    June 3, 2011 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Here's the advanced press release of the speech. I'll cover the major points.
    -to balance the budget = delete Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
    -to overhaul the tax code = remove all corporate taxes.
    -to reduce regulation = Burn the CFR
    -to spur innovation = subcontract the problem to China or India.
    to spur investment = tax cuts for new home purchased overseas.

    June 3, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  6. GI Joe

    He thinks he's strong, but so was the Titanic.

    GOP contenders just look more and more goofy, the louder they squeek. Not a one that I would EVER vote for, especially the two women who don't even have guts enough to learn what they are talking about - not even guts enough to get in the race before debates (which would shame them both).

    June 3, 2011 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  7. bb

    Sell that trickledown economics Pawlenty. Give yourself plenty of rope....It's not like millions of people lost their jobs when the last president (Bush) used that proven failed piece of econ crap that only benefits the uber rich..(...n o b o d y will be the wiser, Pawlenty)......

    June 3, 2011 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  8. Whoosh

    Let's hear his Plan to "take back America".

    June 3, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  9. once upon a horse

    let me guess..more tax breaks for the rich so that they can create jobs, cuts in Medicare and Medicaide, end union contracts and make those folks along with teachers take paycuts. And lower the minimum wage so the rich CEO's won't miss much money.

    June 3, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  10. Mike in Texas

    I cannot critique what I don't know; however it will include tax breaks for corporations, the wealthy, cuts to social programs, less regulation so corporations can pollute our country and exploit the average American.

    June 3, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  11. Charlie in Maine

    "Pawlenty to give economic address"

    Just don't let it be 1600 Pennslyvania Avenue for any GOPer.
    This deficit is caused by the Bush Error Tax Cuts and Obama relenting and letting them stay is the only thing the guy has done that I can find fault with. Get rid of the tax cuts now.

    June 3, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  12. Jake

    like he did for Minnesota?

    June 3, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  13. John

    Hey Tim, how many times did you balance the budget as gov of Minnesota? Oh, that's right, you left them with 6.5 Billion in the hole. Good job!

    June 3, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    NIce pic of LIttle Timmeh Polenta. Unfortunately for him, no amount of carefully practiced and perfected speaking-fist is going to convince people to take him matter how assertively he waves it around.

    June 3, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  15. beevee

    Yeah right! this guy is an expert economist and he is going to resuce us from the disastrous economy we got into. The only thing any GOP candidate will do to this economy is amking thier friends and suporters rich at the expense of the middle class and the poor and slashing the benefits to the elderly. This is going to happen if the GOP gets into the Whitehouse.

    June 3, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  16. Rachel

    "Pawlenty to give economic address "

    BWAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!! Oh, this ought to be good. I hope he talks like the tough guy again – or maybe he'll pile on his phony southern accent one more time. It should be short and sweet – tax cuts for the wealthy, cuts for everyone else. He left a massive deficit in MN – why should we pin our hopes on him?

    Tim Pawlenty makes mitt romney look like a man of steel – he's very wimpish, and very non-authentic. A real fraud – but pay attention because you never know when he's going to do 180's on his positions on the issues. He seems to have a bit of a problem with principles and convictions – he's a graduate of the mitt romney school of flip-flopping – graduating magna cum laude.

    June 3, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  17. Roxy

    Watch out for them CNN, here they come. Pawlenty to deliver a speech, which will be a string of right wing buzz phrases connected loosely to form some sort of a statement, sprinkled with the words economy, values, taxes, and something like Obama is not American enough.

    What we won't here are any real plans for any new economic agenda, other than to give more benefits to the wealthy. Even after our country went through a near and total financial collapse in '08, when we should be scrutinizing the candidates economic plans to the letter, we most likely won't here any of the media getting Pawlently to spell out exactly what he'd do to further recovery. In the end, Pawlenty will be standing behind a podium, selling his 'evangelical' Gomer Pyle smile. THAT is what he is asking America, in time of hardship, to buy. It's no where near enough.

    June 3, 2011 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  18. gt

    ah.. so many happy with the way things are going now.....ugh... to many kool aid drinkers... sorry its not very good right now ....some of you just need to listen to whats out there ... then decide .. unless you like where were at ....

    June 3, 2011 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  19. amlcpamaine

    Pawlenty to say something credible about economic strategy -

    This is rich. He couldn't manage MN with a society of good citizens, and now expects that he can lead the strife-ridden whole country? HAHAHAHAHA - He doesn't have one ounce of evidence that he can lead.

    June 3, 2011 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  20. New Age Independent

    Too funny, liberals falling all over themselves as they bash others, when they have no plan whatsoever. Meanwhile, they are delusional about pure facts, like Obama having never raised taxes. ROFL, get back on your meds.

    June 3, 2011 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  21. Big Al

    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. We also need to lower the top tax rate from 33% to 25%.

    June 3, 2011 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  22. Me

    Do not trust Pawlenty to handle the economy. Minnesota is about to shut down because our state gov't and Governor Dayton can't come to terms with how to handle the small amount of funds left in the coffers by Pawlenty.

    June 3, 2011 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  23. Clwyd

    Pawlenty who?

    June 3, 2011 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  24. T'sah from Virginia

    Economics -101 @ its BEST!!!!

    June 3, 2011 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  25. Randy, San Francisco

    Pawlenty should talk about how the fiscal balancing gimmicks he used while he was governor caused Minnesota's current budget deficit mess.

    June 3, 2011 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
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