When it Comes to Reducing the National Debt, Johnson’s Record Doesn’t Match His Rhetoric

Apr 27, 2016

With all of Ron Johnson’s rhetoric on reducing the federal debt, you’d think he’d have something to show for it after years in Washington. But Johnson’s rhetoric doesn’t match his failed record. Rather than focus on fiscal responsibility for the people who elected him, Johnson has been doing the work of Washington special interests, refusing to close tax loopholes that benefit the rich and powerful to the tune of billions of dollars every year.
Among the tax loopholes he’s championed are:
·       Tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas
·       Tax break for owners of corporate jets
·       Tax breaks for the five largest oil and gas companies

A vast majority of Wisconsinites support commonsense efforts to make the tax code fairer. A Wisconsin Public Radio Poll from this month found that 66% of Wisconsin voters support tax reform that would force powerful corporations and billionaires to pay their fair share. But Johnson only listens to Mitch McConnell and Washington Insiders, not the voters of Wisconsin.
He’s lined up behind ultra-conservative plans to balance the budget on the backs of middle class. If he was serious about America’s debt he would consider bi-partisan approaches that are fiscally responsible and protect working Americans.