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Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson’s political views on economic issues

Gary Johnson was the Libertarian Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Johnson served as the governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003. Johnson is an alumnus of the University of New Mexico –Albuquerque.

Economic issues

Should employers be required to pay men and women the same salary for the same job? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary Source

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should the government raise taxes on the rich? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Abolish the income tax, disallow all deductions and increase the sales tax Source

Should the government raise the federal minimum wage? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and eliminate all wage standards Source

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, and eliminate federal agencies that are unconstitutional Source

Should the government raise or lower the tax rate for corporations? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Lower Source

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: More Source

Should businesses be required to provide paid leave for full-time employees during the birth of a child or sick family member? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, private businesses should decide the amount of competitive incentives they offer to employees instead of a government mandate Source

Do you believe labor unions help or hurt the economy? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Hurt Source

Should the Federal Reserve Bank be audited by Congress? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but I would prefer to abolish it and return to the gold standard Source

Should the government prevent “mega mergers” of corporations that could potentially control a large percentage of market share within its industry? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and the government should not interfere with the free market Source

Should the government increase the tax rate on profits earned from the sale of stocks, bonds, and real estate? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, increasing the capital gains tax will limit investment in our economy Source

Do you support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, recession is a natural cycle that purges excess Source

Should the U.S. continue to participate in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should the current estate tax rate be decreased? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, and we should eliminate it Source

Should the government increase tariffs on imported products from China? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No Source

Should the government require businesses to pay salaried employees, making up to $46k/year, time-and-a-half for overtime hours? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and the government is currently over-regulating private businesses Source

Should pension payments be increased for retired government workers? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, they should be reduced Source

Should the government subsidize farmers? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, end all government subsidies and let the free market run its course Source

Should pension plans for federal, state, and local government workers be transitioned into privately managed accounts? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but only for future workers Source

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Would you favor an increased sales tax in order to reduce property taxes? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but dramatically reduce government spending instead of raising taxes Source

Should an in-state sales tax apply to online purchases of in-state buyers from out-of-state sellers? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, the federal government does not have the authority to impose state and local taxes Source

Should the government classify Bitcoin as a legal currency? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but it should not replace our national treasury-backed currency Source

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