Perry Johnson offered attendees of the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Spring Supper more than just details of his two-cent plan. Johnson opened with some humor and wit, claiming he is “probably a little too conservative” for the group but would take his chances.
“I am pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, anti-woke, anti-China, pro-American worker, and by golly, pro-freedom,” Johnson said.
When he’s elected President, Johnson said there are three things he will do immediately.
First, he will start a program to balance the budget to stop inflation.
Second, he said “never again” will we allow transition therapy to minors.
“It is child abuse,” he said.
Third, he vowed to get rid of the Department of Education.
“And I know you guys are probably going to throw stones at me, but I disagree with our Vice President (Mike Pence) about Ukraine,” he said. “I think it’s ridiculous to send $100 billion to Ukraine when we’re going broke.”
Inflation is a product of the government deciding to spend Americans’ money.
“Do you know that the government set a record this last year for the amount of money spent by any country in the history of the world,” he asked. “We went from $19.2 trillion in debt to $32 trillion in debt in six years. And what happened? Inflation.”
Johnson talked about his efforts to revitalize the automotive industry.
“I have spent my entire life bringing quality and efficiency to companies,” he said. “That is all I’ve done. And now I want to bring quality and efficiency to the federal government.”
The “excessive spending” has caused a “moral decay” in America, he said.
He explained his “two-cent plan” to save America. Johnson said the government will cut two cents from every dollar. The government would balance the budget and stop inflation.
“It’s OK to bankrupt the company four or five times, but it’s not OK to bankrupt America,” he said. “I have over 70 companies throughout the world. None have ever gone bankrupt. In fact, none have any debt. And I intend to bring America back on a golden path.”
Johnson said he would restore the basic fabric of America.
He discussed his pro-life views, noting that in his home state of Michigan, a law was recently passed allowing for abortion at 40 weeks.
“At 40 weeks,” he said. “My son is here. He was born at 38 weeks. My two boys, my other boys, were born at 38 weeks. And let’s face it, there’s nothing in this world that gives you the joy from your children, they’re our whole future. Don’t you think we ought to do something about it?”
Johnson said Democrats must be asked if they believe it is reasonable to “murder a child” at 38, 39 or 40 weeks.
“Let’s go on the offensive on this subject,” he said. “I am extremely religious. Jesus Christ is a huge part of my life. But I would think that anyone who just loves humanity would realize that this is a disaster.”
While his two-cent plan to save America sounds strictly economic, he said he also is doing what he’s doing to return to the “basic fabric of America.”
“That fabric of America has really gotten almost distorted. Never before were we this nuts,” he said. “Do you understand how whacko we are?”
Johnson said Michigan passed a law that allows a 9- or 10-year-old to undergo transition therapy without parental approval.
Prior to leaving the stage, Johnson also said he believes Gov. Ron DeSantis was making a “huge mistake” by not being at the event.