Press release from Gary Johnson’s Our America Initiative today:
February 3, 2010, Los Angeles—Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico and Honorary Chairman of the OUR America Initiative, said today during his trip through Southern California that a “Three Point Plan for Economic Prosperity” will be unveiled Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at 6:00 PM at a special press event in Washington, D.C., at the office of the Reason Foundation, 1747 Connecticut Avenue NW. Governor Johnson has been meeting with top national economists from around the country to discuss this plan.
“We believe we have adopted a plan to bring America’s economy into long-term prosperity,” Johnson stated. “This would include cutting expenditures, cutting taxes and shrinking the Federal involvement in the economy.”
Governor Johnson has also been meeting with citizens to discuss public policies and ideas that put people before politics, focusing heavily on getting the economy back on track and creating jobs. “Based on discussions with the people we have been meeting, as well as my own governing experience and significant research with economic experts, we have developed an initial outline of common sense approaches to begin to renew our economy,” Johnson stated. “I look forward to presenting this outline to the public, and to continuing the public dialogue regarding lower taxes and reducing our deficits.” In the coming weeks, Governor Johnson will continue his tour of America, with visits and speaking engagements scheduled in Washington State, Portland, OR, Washington DC, and Lansing, MI. “The launch of the OUR America Initiative is providing opportunities for individual citizens to take part in meaningful public discussion on the future of our country,” he said. “The need for honest dialogue about the economy in America is significant. As I look at the public debate I don’t see ideas being presented that are going to going to solve the current problems and provide for long term prosperity. What we need is a new direction.”
See more about Gary Johnson’s views on the Economy—http://ouramericainitiative.com/issues/economy.html
The OUR America Initiative is a national issue based advocacy committee. Key issues include: Solving the Economic Crisis and Creating Jobs; Lowering the Federal Deficit; Civil Liberties; Fighting the War on Drugs; Immigration Policy; and Taxes. Additional information regarding the committee’s position on these issues can be found at www.ouramericainitiative.com.
About Honorary Chairman Gary Johnson: Gary Johnson, a Republican and two-term Governor of New Mexico from 1994-2002, has been a consistent and outspoken advocate for efficient government and lowering taxes.
As Governor of New Mexico, Johnson was known for his common-sense business approach to governing. He eliminated New Mexico’s budget deficit and cut the rate of growth in state government by 50%. While in office, Johnson vetoed 750 bills in his promise to not increase taxes and cut the cost of government. Mr. Johnson is an entrepreneur who grew a company from one employee to over 1000 employees at the time he took the office of Governor in 1994.
For information regarding the February 9th press event, or to schedule an interview with Gary Johnson, please contact Sue Winchester at 801-303-7924 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.