Okay, well, since you asked, you can find the population numbers I mentioned here:
And, if that link doesn't work, simply go to Public Data on Google, type in United States Population, then click on the link that corresponds to the U.S. Census, select New Mexico, and compare the populations of the different age groups for the dates you we were discussing.
Now that I've proven my numbers are correct, do you care to make an argument against my point that most healthcare expenditures are largely confined to the elderly portion of the population? Here are some sources for that widely acknowledged point (since you insist): http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st354/s... (look at Figure 2 specifically, older age groups are represented disproportionately) and http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st73/st... (look at Figures 1 and 2 specifically, older age groups are represented disproportionately again)
I never said increasing the state's debt was a great idea, nor did I say I agreed with it. I simply said we should look at what Gary Johnson accomplished in light of the circumstances in his state. I don't think that's too much to ask, to judge what someone did in light of the circumstances they were faced with...?
To insinuate that I have my blinders on is pretty ridiculous, I don't have my blinders on. I am aware of the facts that you mentioned (that he left the state with a bit more debt than it had when he came into office). However, I am also aware of the fact that the state was accumulating debt at a much more rapid rate than it did while he was in office, and considering the fact that he had to work with a Democratic legislature, I think his accomplishments speak for themselves.
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