Election 2012

Gary Johnson Fields Mitt and Barry's Debate Questions

With answers a bit more pro-liberty than those of the other two


Third-party candidates were not invited to participate in the presidential debates. USA TODAY invited them—and their vice presidential candidates—to provide answers to one question from each debate. Here's Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson's answer to the question from a 20-year-old college student about his prospects for employment after graduation:

Young people in America today are getting screwed. Not only are job prospects lousy, but today's college students and others in their generation are being welcomed to adulthood with $16 trillion in public debt, a broken Medicare system they will have to pay for—with no assurance it will be there when they need it, and a government that is more determined than ever to destroy their privacy and civil liberties.