Former NM Gov. Gary Johnson's CPAC Speech

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    Johnson is widely expected to be a candidate for President in 2012, and I'd recommend we all take a good look at him. He has a proven record of shrinking government and saving money, and he's not afraid of the veto.
     
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    Now THIS is what I call PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    He'd certainly make things more interesting if he was President. He might destroy the country, or he might end up being a hypocrite - but either way, he'll make life more interesting.
     
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    Or he could make things better, you forgot that option.
     
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    I think that would be included in "being a hypocrite", because for him to actually follow through with what he says would deal significant damage to the American economy.
     
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    Doing what you say makes you a hypocrite? As to doing damage to the economy, I would say look around. We need market reform, not more government.
     
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    If he followed through with what he stands for, and cuts every government program, that would suddenly create millions of newly unemployed Americans. There's two sides to everything.
     
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    Yeah and since government jobs are a drain on the economy that's a good thing. We need those people in the private sector, not government.
     
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    So where will those millions of jobs in the private sector come from, when the economy is reeling from the millions of salaries that are no longer being spent?
     
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    The market needs to be allowed to readjust. If not for the government delaying the recovery with all their nonsense we'd likely be out of the recession already. Regardless, government jobs are a drain on the economy.
     

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