Five years ago today, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act, his signature accomplishment that has since made it possible for 16 million previously uninsured Americans to access affordable healthcare coverage.
At the same time that Wisconsin is leading the nation in job loss under Scott Walker, his Republican Party has salted the earth for economic development and instead focused on enacting extreme social policy that has devastated programs critical to women and children’s health, interfered in the relationship between women and their doctors and stripped pay equity protections for women, veterans, seniors and disabled workers.
MADISON - Sen. Ron Johnson came to Madison last week for a hypocritical photo-op, reading to children at a community health clinic, one of the very clinics that would lose valuable funding if Johnson and his Tea Party cronies get their way in repealing the successful Affordable Care Act and slashing billions from vital social safety net programs.
Republican Senate Candidate Ron Johnson, who is hiding behind a $9 million negative ad campaign but refuses to offer solutions on how to create jobs or reduce the deficit, did take one actual position in the closing weeks of the campaign — embracing the Supreme Court's "Citizen United" decision that opens the door to virtually unlimited money to be spent by corporations on elections.
Ron Johnson's Latest Excuse for Lobbying Against Child Abuse Victims Leaves More Unanswered Questions
This morning, WisDems Chair Mike Tate called on Ron Johnson to end his shifting explanations for why he lobbied against the Child Victims Act, and provide some honest answers to the following questions, particularly in light of his admission to Politico that he was waiting until after the election to reveal his "true feelings."
Wisconsin's Republican Senate hopeful Ron Johnson got tripped up on a point of policy during a recent interview: Asked what the Department of Veteran's Affairs' responsibility is to homeless veterans, Johnson declared that his election fight against Sen. Russ Feingold is not "about details."
Wisconsin Republican Senate hopeful Ron Johnson had a deer-in-headlights moment in a recent interview with the Green Bay Press Gazette.
Ron Johnson has spent more than $7 million in misleading attack ads, the latest, which the AP says "uses misleading language" to falsely suggest the author of the "Buy American Improvement Act," Russ Feingold, somehow supported project to create 3,000 jobs in China. "That's not true," the AP notes.
The ad uses misleading language to suggest Feingold voted for a bill on a party line that created 3,000 jobs in China. That did not happen.
Ron Johnson, who dodged 12 debates in his primary election and dodged three more debates with Russ Feingold, is attending another Washington DC fund-raiser this morning.