Gary Johnson Shows Leadership And A Strong Resume To Solve Economic ProblemsMay 5, 2011Posted in Uncategorized
GARY JOHNSON SHOWS LEADERSHIP AND A STRONG RESUME TO SOLVE ECONOMIC PROBLEMS
Former Governor of New Mexico pushes for balanced budget now
May 5, 2011, Greenville, SC – Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson tonight participated in the first Republican Presidential Debate, held in Greenville, South Carolina. Throughout the debate, Governor Johnson reinforced his reputation and credentials as the most fiscally conservative governor in modern times, including his unmatched record of vetoing 750 bills. Johnson, governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003, formally announced his candidacy for President of the United States in April from the New Hampshire State House.
Speaking from Greenville, Johnson said, “Tonight was a great opportunity to take on the political status quo that has given us trillion dollar deficits and put millions out of work. Our objective was to inject some common sense into the conversation among Republicans at a time when business-as-usual simply won’t work.” He continued, “It is clear from the reaction to our campaign so far that our message is resonating. I look forward to continuing to take this message to all Americans, and showing them that I can be as successful running the country as I was running the state of New Mexico.”
During his tenure as governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson eliminated that state’s budget deficit and cut the rate of state government growth in half while reducing the state workforce by over 10% without laying off a single qualified state worker. He earned the nickname “Governor Veto” for vetoing 750 pieces of unnecessary legislation, and used the line-item veto to save millions of dollars.
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About Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson: Gary Johnson, a Republican and two-term Governor of New Mexico from 1994-2002, has been a consistent and outspoken advocate for efficient government and lowering taxes.