Perry Johnson is a business person from Michigan and is running for President of the United States in 2024. He is a member of the conservative wing of the Republican Party. We assign Perry Johnson a Right Biased and High factual rating due to a clean fact-check record.
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Title: Business Person – Presidential Candidate
Political Party: Republican
Political Alignment: Right Conservative
Factual Rating: High
- Self-Described “Quality Guru” with various positions in the automotive industry
- CEO and Founder of Perry Johnson Inc.
- Former candidate for Governor of Michigan
- Republican Presidential Candidate (2023 – Current)
Stance on Key Policies:
- Abortion Rights: Pro-Life – Perry Johnson is pro-life, and, as per a Michigan Advance report, he didn’t dismiss the possibility of banning abortion for rape survivors during his gubernatorial campaign.
- Economy: Free Market Capitalism– Johnson aims to tackle the national debt with his “Two Cents Plan,” reducing federal spending by 2% annually. Perry Johnson’s economic policies of reducing taxes, simplifying the tax system, and cutting spending align with the principles of Free Market Capitalism.
- Climate Change: Supports Limited Government Action – Johnson advocates for domestic energy production, clean reforms, and emission reduction. He opposes abrupt discontinuation of fossil fuel use and intends to repeal certain executive orders related to climate change. He also endorses the development of nuclear energy.
- Education: Choice-Charter-Private Schools – Johnson advocates for school choice policies and has expressed intentions to abolish the Department of Education.
- Foreign Policy: Mixed – Johnson has expressed his intention to significantly cut aid to Ukraine, stating that he finds the idea of sending $100 million to Ukraine to be “ridiculous.”
- LGBTQ Rights: Limited Rights – Unclear – Johnson opposes transition therapy for minors, categorizing it as “child abuse.” However, his overall stance on LGBTQ rights is not explicitly clear from the available sources.
- Gun Ownership: Limited Gun Control Measures – Johnson is pro-Second Amendment and favors gun rights.
- Immigration: Limited Immigration – As part of his immigration policy, Perry Johnson has expressed his intention to build a wall for border security. He supports strict border security, a zero-tolerance policy for illegal immigration, and a vetted pathway to citizenship.
- Health Care: Market Based Health Care – Johnson’s approach to health care involves stabilizing Social Security and Medicare through work incentives, immigration, and recognition of increased life expectancy. He asserts that a robust economy and labor force are essential for the sustainability of these programs. However, he does not provide specific policy proposals or details on how he plans to achieve these goals.
- Overall: Conservative Right – Perry Johnson’s positions on issues such as abortion, immigration, and fiscal policy align closely with current conservative principles.
Recent Failed Fact Checks
- As a relatively new political figure, Perry Johnson has not yet been extensively fact-checked. As fact-checking organizations begin to evaluate his statements, any failed fact-checks will be included in future updates.
(M. Huitsing 07/29/2023)
Last Updated on July 29, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check