Gary Johnson Polling 6% in Wisconsin, Mt. Everest Moneybomb Reaches Halfway Mark

Reason-Rupe conducted a survey recently in the state of Wisconsin which covered a number of issues, including favorability ratings of local government, the Scott Walker Recall Election, and the Presidential election in the state–with polling in that last contest including Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson.

Although this article says that Gary Johnson received 5% in the survey, this link directly to the poll results says 6% is the actual number.

The Gary Johnson campaign has been running a “Mt. Everest Moneybomb” all weekend, ending on May 30th. The goal of this fundraiser is to raise $1 for every foot that Johnson climbed above sea-level in order to scale Mt. Everest, for a total of $29,035. Thus far, the online fundraiser has brought in over $16,500, well over half of the goal-amount.

8 thoughts on “Gary Johnson Polling 6% in Wisconsin, Mt. Everest Moneybomb Reaches Halfway Mark

  1. Christopher Carlson

    Congratulations to Gary Johnson for the ever higher poll numbers. While he has many ideas, abolishing the IRS and adapting a Fair Tax is the best one among the candidates. As America gets to know about it, his poll numbers will increase.

  2. Starchild

    Christopher @3 – I like the abolishing the IRS part! We should encourage Gary Johnson to focus on that, and let the statists worry about figuring out alternate ways to steal money from people if the proposal were to take effect. The term “fair tax” is an oxymoron unless you’re talking about truly voluntary taxation that’s more like suggested donation amounts. More accurate to refer to a “national sales tax” or “national consumption tax”.

    Nevertheless, the campaign presents a strong opportunity to advance the cause of freedom that deserves our support. I will be sending Gary Johnson a donation for his Mt. Everest Moneybomb, and watching how he does in putting out a principled libertarian message to see how much more I may want to send as the election season progresses.

  3. zapper

    Starchild // May 29, 2012 at 1:42 am

    ” … I like the abolishing the IRS part! We should encourage Gary Johnson to focus on that, and let the statists worry about figuring out alternate ways to steal money from people if the proposal were to take effect. The term “fair tax” is an oxymoron unless you’re talking about truly voluntary taxation that’s more like suggested donation amounts. More accurate to refer to a “national sales tax” or “national consumption tax”. … ” Starchild

    Yes. It’s still easy for Johnson to move toward the Libertarian view on this issue.

    TALKING POINTS:

    Abolish the IRS.

    Abolish all taxes on income and property.

    Don’t mention the Fair Tax, but refer to a consumption tax or national sales tax as a replacement for all other taxes.

    Of course, many Libertarians prefer a world with no taxes and this step would be a big improvement moving us toward a more vibrant economy, greater job creation and a freer world.

    When discussing the issue in more detail, refer to the many alternative forms of consumption taxes, many of which are better than what we have now. Of course, as President you have to work with the Congress to hammer out the details of such a change and you are open to working with Congress on this issue as long as the income tax and all other Federal taxes are abolished and replaced with a single consumption tax. One popular idea is the Fair Tax, among others … etc.

    A consumption tax that replaces the Income Tax only makes us freer if it eliminates the requirement for individuals to file any paperwork.

    One concern about the Fair Tax is that it doesn’t do the best job of moving us toward Liberty because everyone must file for their “prebate” meaning that individuals are not relieved from their recordkeeping and filing requirements.

    However, replacing all other taxes with a consumption tax that eliminates the requirement for individuals to file a return, with Federal spending reduced by 43% and with a Constitutional Amendment that repeals the Income Tax and prohibits all taxes on Income and Property other than a single consumption tax will be a great improvement in our Tax system.

  4. Robert Capozzi

    5 z, yes, that might be a good way to go. It doesn’t appear he will, though.

    I guess we’ll have to settle for his convention speech in which he called it the “Less Unfair” Tax….

  5. George Whitfield

    We have reached the summit with Gary Johnson! Current moneybomb total: $30,434.00 raised from 220 donors.

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