Gary Johnson for President



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  1. According to, Gary Johnson was known for:

    * Vetoing 750 bills (more than all the vetoes of the other 49 Governors combined).
    * Reducing taxes $123 million annually.
    * Cutting the rate of government growth in half.
    * Eliminating the state’s budget deficit.
    * Leaving the state government with 1200 fewer employees (without firing anyone).
    * Leaving the state government with all-time high bond ratings.
    * Enacting major welfare reform, which cut government welfare spending by 30%.
    * Shifting state Medicaid to managed care.
    * Bringing the New Mexico state government and the Navajo nation leadership together to finally resolve century-old disputes over water, gaming, and other issues.
    * Privatizing half of the prisons in the state.
    * Shooting down campaign finance legislation.
    * Increasing the percentage of the budget devoted to improving the state’s education system.
    * Repealing the Little Davis-Bacon Act, thereby allowing non-unionized labor the ability to be employed in construction of new schools and other public works.
    * Overseeing the construction of 500 miles of new, four-lane highway (designed, financed, built, and guaranteed by the private sector).
    * Running 100% positive campaigns, never mentioning his opponents once in print or ads.
    * Coming from outside of politics with no political machine behind him to beat a former Republican Governor in the Republican primaries and then unseat an incumbent Democrat Governor in the general election by a 10 point victory margin, even at a time when Democrats outnumbered Republicans 2-1 in the state.Report

  2. Johnson, for his part, noted his early opposition to the Iraq war and said the mission in Afghanistan had crept away from finding Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. “I don’t believe that our national security interests are being threatened in either location,” he said.

    Cool, a libertarian Dirty Fucking Hippie.Report

  3. Avatar historystudent says:

    He does sound good. He needs to work on name recognition. But, hey, if Mr. Obama could rise out of relative obscurity, why not Gary Johnson? Oh, yes. One was the most liberal in the U.S. Senate and the darling of the media and people like George Soros; while the other is a man who might actually appeal to regular, disenchanted voters who demand common sense and reduced government….Report