Chairman Ron Johnson Says Communist China is Better for Business
Listen to this clip courtesy of the Wisconsin Radio Network, and you can hear Republican Senate Candidate Ron Johnson say that he thinks China is a better place to do business than the U.S.
Here's what he said:
"I’d encourage people to go onto Youtube and type in Steve Wynn. He does about a five-minute piece where he’s talking about- he’s the fellow who does Wynn resorts in Las Vegas. He’s also creating resorts in Macau in China, communist China. And his point is, the level of uncertainty, the climate for business investment is far more certain in communist China then it is in the U.S. here." [Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Radio Network, 8/30/10]
The Wisconsin State Journal, which discovered the clip, reported that, "The host sounded a bit baffled by his response." According to the State Journal, the host said:
"Ron...but Macau is in China. China is a socialist-planned economy," he said. "The level of uncertainty...isn't the level of uncertainty part of a side-effect, if you will, of our, of our democracy?”
Ron Johnson of course, has celebrated unfair trade practices that have shipped thousands of Wisconsin jobs overseas as "creative destruction." [WisPolitics, 7/26/10] And he supported Most Favored Nation Status for China, and says that "I think history has proven if you really take a look at economic statistics, free trade works.” [WisPolitics, 7/26/10]
Blogger Illusory Tenant notes recent reports that Ron Johnson's company PACUR received significant government aid, saying:
“It's true, there are even more federal grants and subsidies available in Communist China (where many of Johnson's customers reside).”
Blogger Happy Circumstance recalls his own business dealings in China and thinks: "Tell me again why this man is a serious candidate for office."