Words: Huckabee feels we should rein in spending and balance the budget. He believes we must uphold commitments to the states before addressing other spending and advocates bankruptcy reform, limiting Chapter 7 use, protecting domestic support payments, and securing the role of state authority. He also supports a line-item veto on budgets.
Actions: As governor of Arkansas, Huckabee helped create a state surplus by cutting spending. He also adopted the National Governors Association policy on bankruptcy reform to give state claims parity with federal claims.
Update: Gov. Huckabee’s earlier statements on this issue still reflect his views. No controversies have arisen with regard to his positions.