You’re disgusted by Hilary and could never vote for Trump, you’re thinking about Gary Johnson

Think again

In one sense, this is easy to understand. Johnson favors legalization of marijuana. He’s good on civil liberties and wants to cut way back on overseas military interventions. He’s moderate on immigration. He’s pro-choice and supports gay rights.

But wait there’s a lot more!

On the other hand, Johnson calls himself a libertarian just like our local gadfly Fred Mangels

But like Fred, he’s pretty much a Republican

He supports TPP.

He supports fracking.

He opposes any federal policies that would make college more affordable or reduce student debt. In fact, he wants to abolish student loans entirely.

He thinks Citizens United is great.

He doesn’t want to raise the minimum wage. At all.

He favors a balanced-budget amendment and has previously suggested that he would slash federal spending 43 percent in order to balance the budget. This would require massive cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and social welfare programs of all kinds.

He opposes net neutrality.

He wants to increase the Social Security retirement age to 75 and he’s open to privatization.

He opposes any kind of national health care and wants to repeal Obamacare.

He opposes practically all forms of gun control.

He opposes any kind of paid maternity or medical leave.

He supported the Keystone XL pipeline.

He opposes any government action to address climate change.

He wants to cut the corporate tax rate to zero.

He appears to believe that we should reduce financial regulation. All we need to do is allow big banks to fail and everything will be OK.

He wants to remove the Fed’s mandate to maximize employment and has spoken favorably of returning to the gold standard.

He wants to block-grant Medicare and turn it over to the states.

He wants to repeal the 16th Amendment and eliminate the income tax, the payroll tax, and the estate tax. He would replace it with a 28 percent FairTax that exempts the poor. This is equivalent to a 39 percent sales tax, and it would almost certainly represent a large tax cut for the rich.

Source: Mother Jones


10 thoughts on “You’re disgusted by Hilary and could never vote for Trump, you’re thinking about Gary Johnson

    • I guess you didn’t see his performances on MSNBC.

      I especially liked his bit where he talks to a reporter with his tongue sticking out. Comedy gold.

      After the election he and Trump should go on tour.

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  1. He can’t really be a Republican because a real Republican is only concerned about a “balanced budget” when a Democrat is in office. I’ve heard somewhere, I really can’t remember where,(some Dick?) that; “Reagan(R) proved deficits don’t matter!”.

    Yup. If Trump happens you better believe that that refrain will come out of mothballs and will be hoisted high on the WH flagpole again.

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  2. this pathetic attempt to pretend to support Johnson by Trumpsters is pathetic, just as transparent as their Bernie support. (along with the real Bernie supporters.)

    ‘Vote for chaos, vote for Trump’

    maybe he’ll show up as the Joker in whiteface with a bid red mouth.

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  3. I’ve seen all of his positions here and there, but not all at once, on one page. Frightening. But hey! He’s just a happy stoner, right?

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  4. There is a candidate who is neither republican, green, libertarian nor democrat. He is for the Constitution & that’s it.
    You will never see him in any of the main polls or news rags. He is the true outsider. The true non politically correct.
    But he believes in honor & integrity in office.
    Once a marine, always a marine.
    He will be on ballot in over 25 states and registered as write-in in the remaining. All but 2 states (OK & NC).
    His name? Darrell Castle. His VP pick? Scott Bradley.


  5. He supports abortion, he’s against racism, he’s against an idiotic mexico wall,… but, no, he’s a republican? Also, I didn’t know he was against gun control. That’s a definite plus in my book. I guess you must support mass shootings and home invasions to count it as a negative.


  6. He doesn’t seem to have the power needed to wrestle with a myriad of snakes at the same time. What a job it will be this next time, congress, race issues, unrest in many hearts, the middle east in a terrible flux. Russia flexing its desire for world influence and trying to recreate the borders of the old SOVIET UNION, ecological issues approaching and encroaching on all of us. Lets hope the strongest and most enlightened gets the hot seat.

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