My latest at IER. (See David R. Henderson’s follow-up regarding Gordon, which is amazing because I realize I shouldn’t have given Gordon the benefit of the doubt. I made a better case for him in my IER piece, than he did when responding to David.)
I don’t mean to beat a dead horse, but apropos this stuff: In his reason [sic yes they don’t capitalize it] clarification, Gary Johnson said, “[A carbon tax] sounds good in theory, but it wouldn’t work in practice. I never called it a tax. I called it a fee…So, no support for a carbon fee. I never raised one penny of tax as governor of New Mexico, not one cent in any area. Taxes to me are like a death plague.”
So that’s why Johnson’s statement starting around 1:05 in this clip was so interesting.
If someone whose last name rhymed with Dump had pulled a move like this, I believe a lot of Johnson’s supporters would go nuts and wonder how Republicans could support such an obvious liar. *Picture Kermit drinking tea.*