Brooks Jackson

Huckabee Cut Crime and Taxes?

The truth is that violent crime was higher at the end of his term than when he took office, and he raised taxes more than he cut them. Summary In the run-up to the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, Huckabee is running a TV ad featuring graphics that claim he was "tough on crime" and "brought Arkansas' crime rate down," and that he "cut taxes over 90 times as governor."In fact, the violent crime rate was higher at the end of his tenure than it was the year he took office.