Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Gary Johnson rips Washington on federal shutdown

Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson rips Washington on fed shutdown | Sunshine State News:

September 27, 2013 - "Former Gov. Gary Johnson of New Mexico, who was the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate in 2012, compared politics to a 'reality show -- except that the actors are completely out of touch with reality' in an email sent out to supporters on Thursday.

"'While the rest of us are trying to make a living in the face of unsustainable government debt, ever-increasing regulations, and abuses of our freedoms, our elected senators and representatives are playing games,' Johnson wrote. “For months, everyone has known that the last budget deal President Obama and Congress cut [would] expire Monday. Unless they come up with a new deal or pass something to kick the can down the road for a few more days, we [would] see the silly exercise of a government "shutdown." Here we are ... and they are just now getting serious'....

"'What business, what organization, what family would operate that way -- if they expected to survive?' Johnson continued. 'Don’t get me wrong. I would love to see the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) defunded. In fact, I’d like to see a lot of government programs and entire departments "defunded." But the reality is that it isn’t going to happen in the next four days. What IS going to happen is that the politicians on both sides are going to cut another deal. And when we get a chance to see that deal, it will do nothing to stop the government from spending hundreds of billions of dollars that it will either have to borrow or print.'"

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