Friday, July 29, 2016

Calling Themselves "Feel the Johnson"

I saw on Facebook a posting for a "Feel the Johnson" group, promoting the election prospects of Gary Johnson. I don't know where so many get the notion that Bernie Sanders supporters ought to transfer their loyalty to Johnson. He in no way embraces the movement given voice to by Mr. Sanders. Look at this run down of his opinions:

Gary Johnson:
Government-managed healthcare is insanity. (Aug 2012)
Block grant Medicare; carte blanche to the states. (Aug 2011)
ObamaCare is unconstitutional; so is Bush's Medicare Rx plan. (Aug 2011)
Salud!: managed care for Medicaid recipients. (Jul 2011)
1999: vetoed 12-cent-a-pack cigarette tax hike. (Jul 2011)
Cut Medicare/Medicaid by 43%, as part of $1.675 trillion cut. (May 2011)
Repeal ObamaCare & failed Medicare prescription drug benefit. (May 2011)
No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)

Governments don't create jobs--businesses do. (Feb 2012)
Oppose NLRB recent actions against Boeing in SC. (Jul 2011)
1999: Vetoed raising minimum wage from $4.25/hour to $5.65. (Jul 2011)
Long unemployment benefits postpones dealing with problem. (May 2011)

I view government in the same way as philosopher Ayn Rand. (Aug 2012)

Tea Party insures that Republicans are part of the solution. (Jul 2011)

Raise the retirement age to 70 or 72. (Aug 2012)
A portion of Social Security ought to be privatized. (Aug 2012)
Replace the payroll tax with FairTax. (Feb 2012)
Raise the retirement age; plus means testing. (Aug 2011)
Reform all entitlements, including Social Security. (Jul 2011)
Open to personal accounts for Social Security. (Jul 2011)
Change escalator from wage-based to inflation-based. (May 2011)
Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)

23% national sales tax while eliminating the IRS. (May 2012)

Opposes Net Neutrality; no government regulation of Internet. (Jul 2011)
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No. No Gary Johnson for me.

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