Skip to comments.‘Never Gary Johnson’: He’s Not Conservative and Not Even All That Libertarian
Posted on 05/23/2016 6:29:00 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
The assumption is that someone whose label is Libertarian has libertarian values and would promote them in office. In the case of Johnson, that notion is absurd.
When Johnson took the tiller in New Mexico in 1995, the budget stood at $4.397 billion. When he left in 2003, it had grown to $7.721, an increase of 7.29 percent a year. Of the eleven governors who filed to run for president this year (two Democrats, Johnson, and eight Republicans), only one had a worse record on spending growth....
On civil liberties as with fiscal issues, Johnsons record is less libertarian than that of his successors as governor of New Mexico, and even of most other governors and presidents. Bill Richardson, his immediate successor, introduced concealed carry. Susana Martinez succeeded Richardson and got rid of civil-asset forfeiture. Johnsons successors enacted sound libertarian reforms, including measures against eminent-domain abuse and Johnsons government involvement in markets. This cycle, Johnson has declared against freedom of association for bakers and florists. Other than supporting drug legalization, in which he has a substantial personal financial interest, there appears to be very little in his record or agenda that National Review readers would find appealing.
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Glenn Beck sure knows how to pick his presidential candidates, doesn’t he?
No full-term Governors.
Gary Johnson is a big government, tax and spend career politician. Why the dishonestly named Libertarian Party nominated him is unclear but what is clear is Johnson is not a libertarian. Or an honest man. Or a legitimate candidate.
I have no idea who that dude is but every pitcha tell a story, don’t it?
Two questions spring to mind: When did Soros buy the National Review? When will they endorse Hillary?
What happened to the first Mrs. Johnson?
Gary was a successful businessman before he was governor. He built a garage run construction business into a multi-million dollar enterprise and built an entire city. So he knows what it takes for business to succeed. He can never get the platform to get his message out.
One would care about this, I guess, if they have some spare mental capacity lying around doing nothing.
Actually, as Governor, he actually reduced the size of the state government, reduces taxes and increased revenue to the state. His record as Governor of New Mexico was quite Conservative.
Sorry, I got the wrong guy. Thanks for the correction.
“Actually, as Governor, he actually reduced the size of the state government, reduces taxes and increased revenue to the state. His record as Governor of New Mexico was quite Conservative.”
“When Johnson took the tiller in New Mexico in 1995, the budget stood at $4.397 billion. When he left in 2003, it had grown to $7.721, an increase of 7.29 percent a year.”
Gary Johnson grew the size of government at a very rapid rate.
Incorrect. He shrunk the government, reduced taxes and INCREASED REVENUE to the state. More money to spend? Absolutely, but the size of the government actually shrunk.
Do you mean Gary Johnston, All-American actor who graduated Iowa University summa cum laude with a double major in theatre and world languages?
That Gary Johnston?
Dee was the real brains of the outfit, and when she got too old and ill to keep up with Mr. Triathlon - ski, he chucked her for some Santa Fe hardbody.
“He doesn’t have the faintest idea what he’s doing.” Earl Johnson to Slim, Furrows lumberyard 1998.
“Incorrect. He shrunk the government”
“Johnson increased the budget from $4.397 billion to $7.721 billion.”
Don’t fink out with a “protest candidate”!!!!
Vote Trump!!!! Beat Crooked Hillary!!!!
So could I assume that since Gary Johnson left office with a budget surplus, the increased revenues were due to increased economic activity?
I”m pretty sure a “Never Gary Johnson” movement isn’t needed.
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