“Ron Johnson plans to ‘reintroduce’ himself to the voters of Wisconsin, but he can’t run from who he really is – an ultra-conservative Washington Republican who is more interested in taking orders from Mitch McConnell than listening to middle class and working Wisconsin families. And with a long record to prove it.” Harry Hartfield, Spokesman for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
Don’t take our word for it. Below, in his own words, Sen. Johnson proves just how out of touch he is with the people of Wisconsin. You can learn more about Johnson’s record at ronjohnson.org.
Not only did Sen. Johnson vote to fast track the TPP, but he’s referred to disastrous trade deals that ship Wisconsin jobs overseas as “creative destruction.”
Johnson called Social Security “a Ponzi Scheme” and believes it’s “a shame” that George W. Bush didn’t privatize the program immediately before the economic collapse of 2008.
Johnson not only opposes efforts to allow students to refinance their loans, but he also completely objects to federal student loans that help young people afford higher education. He thinks federal student loans are ”free money.“
Johnson’s only plan to combat ISIS is another American-led ground invasion in the Middle East of ”25,000 [American] troops, a total coalition of 100,000” –advice he must have received from campaign contributor Donald Rumsfeld.
Johnson called his vote to defund Planned Parenthood a “fun“ vote and railed against equal pay legislation as doing ”more harm than good.“ He voted against equal pay legislation five times, claiming it could ”cause workplace conflict.”