This is an op-ed piece from the site owner.
I keep seeing people on the web, and especially on Facebook, touting Gary Johnson’s record as Governor to show that he’s a libertarian and/or fiscal conservative. Here are some facts:
New Mexico Spending 2003 (Johnson’s last year as Governor)
New Mexico Spending 1995 (Johnson’s first year as Governor)
That is a 75% increase in eight years. Spending increased over 9% per year on his watch.
Libertarians (and others) please discuss.
So he admits to annual increases of 5% during his two terms. I can’t verify that his 5% is correct and my 9% is wrong, but at least I have a source. He cites none. But even at 5% growth, it’s not libertarian and it’s not fiscally conservative.