Struggling in the polls, Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is proposing sweeping tax changes and new trade agreements as the means to stimulate new jobs.

The former Utah governor will become the first Republican contender to offer a detailed job-creation blueprint when he delivers the address Wednesday afternoon at Gilchrist Metal Fabricating in Hudson, N.H.

“The president believes that we can tax and spend and regulate our way to prosperity. We cannot. We must compete our way to prosperity,” Huntsman is to say, according to an excerpt of prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press. “We need American entrepreneurs not only thinking of products like the iPhone or Segway; we need American workers building those products. It’s time for `Made in America’ to mean something again.”

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