Gary Johnson on TARP

Last Updated : Sep 30, 2011

Summary

Governor Johnson has stated that he would have opposed the TARP program. He notes that the involvement of Henry Paulson in the bailouts of certain companies amounts to an inside job.

 

Republican Liberty Caucus Interview

On January 19, 2010 Governor Johnson was interviewed by the Republican Liberty Caucus. He was asked about his position on TARP and he states that he would have opposed it.

L: What is your position on the bailout and TARP?

J: I would have opposed both. Government should not have been involved in this. The Paulson connection amounts to this being an inside job. Why should Goldman and AIG be saved but not Lehman?

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