Former New Mexico governor and Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Monday expressed sympathy with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.
Johnson, a libertarian, is an outspoken opponent of the drug war, is in favor of same sex marriage, and supports withdrawing all U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. He is also pro-choice.
“This country doles it out unfairly,” Johnson said on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show. “I just think the root of all evil are politicians that accept money, and when they accept money, they dole out favors to individuals, groups, corporations that pay for those favors, and that’s what I think the majority of Americans are outraged over it. This is not a country that’s about a level playing field, and that’s what government should be doing, is doing everything they can to ensure an equal opportunity for everybody.”
“In serving two terms for Governor, good government was easy,” he added. “It wasn’t hard, and it wasn’t up for sale. And it is currently up for sale. The root of all evil is politicians who are gonna save us from the terrorist threat, gonna save us from the illegal alien, gonna save us from drugs… that is the reality of the predicament that we’re in today.”
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