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Gary Johnson MyOcracy topics and responses

    Criminal Justice

    Use of treatment centers for violators of criminal laws targeting drug-use

  • 2012-08-01: Marijuana is safer than alcohol
  • 2011-06-15: Marijuana is safer than alcohol
  • 2011-05-05: Harm-reduction: health issue rather than criminal issue
  • 2011-05-02: Drug policy today parallels Prohibition in the 1920's
  • 2001-04-09: War on Drugs is a miserable failure; $6M for treatment
  • 2001-01-01: Drug use is up despite $30B spending on War on Drugs

    Support for the construction of prisons or detention centers

  • 2012-08-01: Vetoed early release of prisoners due to overcrowding

    Civil Rights

    Support marriage rights between same-sex individuals

  • 2011-11-01: Refused 'Marriage Vow' pledge; it condemns gays & singles
  • 2011-04-22: I support gay unions; government out of marriage business

    Support for gun rights

  • 2011-05-02: Laws regarding guns are ineffective

    Ban abortions except in limited cases

  • 2012-01-18: No federal funding for stem cell research

    Abortion rights: Women should choose

  • 2001-01-01: Leave the decision up to the woman

    Economic Issues

    Taxes for large corporations: Decrease

  • 2011-06-15: Eliminate corporate income tax as real way to create jobs
  • 2011-05-02: Lower the tax burden; eliminate corporate tax

    Taxes for wealthier tax payers: Less

  • 2011-07-21: Reduce state personal income tax from 8.5% to 8%

    Implement a flat tax

  • 2011-09-08: Replace job-killing tax code with FairTax

    Implement national sales tax instead of income-based tax code

  • 2012-05-05: 23% national sales tax while eliminating the IRS

    Education Issues

    Support school vouchers

  • 2012-08-01: $3,500 voucher for every K-12 student
  • 2012-08-01: Vouchers are as constitutional as pre-school and day-care
  • 2012-08-01: Competition would make our schools better
  • 2011-08-21: Abolish Departments of Education and HUD
  • 2011-07-21: Give every student in New Mexico vouchers worth $3,500
  • 2011-05-02: Put educational funds in the hands of the people who use it
  • 2011-05-02: End the Department of Education

    Environmental Issues

    Oppose cap-and-trade programs to address industrial emissions

  • 2012-08-01: Cap-&-trade imposes costs with no environmental improvement
  • 2011-07-21: No cap-and-trade; no taxing carbon emissions
  • 2000-08-15: Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries

    Healthcare Issues

    Reduce government involvement in the provision of health insurance for taxpayers

  • 2012-08-01: Government-managed healthcare is insanity
  • 2011-07-21: Salud!: managed care for Medicaid recipients

    Eliminate financial penalty from Obamacare for taxpayers that do not have health insurance

  • 2011-08-21: ObamaCare is unconstitutional; so is Bush's Medicare Rx plan
  • 2011-05-02: Repeal ObamaCare & failed Medicare prescription drug benefit


    Provide amnesty for undocumented individuals

  • 2012-08-01: A 10-foot wall just requires an 11-foot ladder
  • 2012-08-01: Arizona anti-immigrant law leads to racial profiling
  • 2011-11-15: Let some, but not all, illegal immigrants stay in US
  • 2011-11-15: 1 strike & you're out for legal immigrants who violate terms
  • 2001-01-01: Mexican immigrants are pursuing same dreams we all have
  • 2001-01-01: Open the border; flood of Mexicans would become taxpayers

    Increase the number of work visas granted to foreign workers each year

  • 2011-11-15: 2 year grace period for illegals to get work visas


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