Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–October 7, 2016
This is not a real alternative to President Clinton or President Trump
Libertarians, it’s time to get serious. Gary Johnson is not ready for prime time. Even if you forgive him for not knowing anything about Aleppo, the epicenter of the Syrian refugee crisis and you forgive him for being unable to name a single foreign leader he admires, you have to admit his latest faux pas is frightening: he failed to remember the name of one of the most dangerous people in the world:
In the Times interview on Wednesday, Mr. Johnson conspicuously sought to avoid another misstep. Asked if he knew the name of North Korea’s leader, Mr. Johnson replied, “I do.”
“You want me to name” the person, he said, then paused, before adding dryly, “Really.” But he declined to supply the name.
Mr. Johnson complained that Mrs. Clinton was being judged on her base of knowledge rather than her interventionist instincts.
Sorry, but we had a president who ran the country based on his “gut feelings” once before. That didn’t work out so well for America. Even Gary Johnson’s running mate says he’s going to dedicate his remaining time advocating for Hillary Clinton.
Is the man in the video below really, truly prepared to be President of the United States? Really?
He’s no better on the domestic front. From The Atlantic:
But far from “centrist,” the Libertarian candidate’s economic ideas are so radical they make Trump seem downright moderate. He would abolish federal income taxes, replace the current tax code with a more regressive national consumption tax, cut Medicare and Medicaid by 40 percent, push for a constitutional amendment to forbid the U.S. to run deficits even during downturns, ban federal bailouts of states, and seek to eliminate the Federal Reserve.
This is worse than fiscal irresponsibility. These ideas aren’t politically or even morally responsible. Taken together, they could trigger a recession by taking hundreds of billions of dollars out of the economy, handcuff the federal government’s ability to stabilize the private sector, and throw millions of adults off health insurance, creating a needless economic crisis while whistling under the banner of economic freedom and choice. “Johnson is proposing an immediate fiscal tightening of 3 percent of gross domestic product,” the Washington Post’s Matthew O’Brien wrote. Without the Federal Reserve to buttress the downturn, O’Brien projected that the ensuing recession could push unemployment back above 7 percent.
Like Johnson’s running mate, Bill Weld, it’s time to move on and work to prevent President Trump.
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