Democratic Party of Wisconsin
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Johnson’s Record – A Blueprint for Exploding the National Debt

He gets in line with Mitch McConnell to vote for budgets that would explode the national debt while cutting programs for the middle class.

By - Apr 28th, 2016 09:55 am

MADISON – When you’re a seasoned political pro like Ron Johnson you get good at saying one thing and doing another. But a look at Johnson’s record reveals that despite his rhetoric, he couldn’t care less about reducing the national debt. He’s had several chances to vote for budgets that would reduce the deficit, but he’s voted against them. Instead of working on bi-partisan solutions, he gets in line with Mitch McConnell to vote for budgets that would explode the national debt while cutting programs for the middle class.

Johnson may say he cares about reducing the debt, but his record shows a different story.

As a Senator, Johnson has:

  • Voted for the FY 2013 Ryan budget that was estimated to add $3.1 trillion to the deficit. This budget would have protected tax breaks for oil companies and companies that shipped jobs overseas while cutting critical programs for Wisconsinites like Pell Grants, K-12 education, and Head Start.
  • Voted against the 2011 Budget Control Act that reduced the deficit by up to $2.4 trillion over ten years.
  • Voted against the 2014 Farm Bill, which would have reduced the deficit by $23 billion.
  • Voted against a responsible Senate budget that would have reduced the budget deficit by nearly $2 trillion.

In fact, by Johnson’s own admission, the only things he has accomplished are a failed blueprint for a budget that wasn’t even voted on, and an obscure accounting proposal that doesn’t actually do anything to reduce the debt.

“Ron Johnson can’t run from his record. Like a true politician, he says one thing but does another. Wisconsin voters are tired of Johnson’s political games. They want a Senator who gets things done not just ponders ‘blueprints’ for a future generation to consider,” said Harry Hartfield, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

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