Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Press Release

Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The “Single Moms” Edition

Senator Johnson has a long record of failure when it come to fighting for women.

By - Sep 2nd, 2016 12:01 pm
Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson

MADISON — Another week, another out of touch idea from Senator Ron Johnson. This week Johnson took a break from fundraising with a billionaire in Wyoming to offer his insight on how to combat poverty. Instead, the only solution he had was downright offensive.

In an interview with WIZM, Senator Johnson was asked what his solution was to help low-income communities and single mothers specifically. His solution? Have single mothers work at their child’s day care center. Problem solved!

Wisconsin women were rightly offended, but not surprised, by Johnson’s proposal. After all, Senator Johnson has a long record of failure when it come to fighting for women. He voted five times against legislation that would help women fight for equal pay for equal work and he voted twice against the violence against women’s act.

“Senator Johnson continues to push the same tired, out-of-touch and extreme agenda because he has no real ideas about how to help improve the economic fortunes of single mothers. It’s just another reminder that Senator Johnson has outsourced his economic agenda to the ultra-right and special interests who have funded his campaign,” said Harry Hartfield, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Blunder
INTERVIEWER: Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson joining us this morning. Sir, again it sounds like this is, this works for a certain segment of the population, able-bodied adults who are able to work, [00:02:00.16] obviously the efforts to fight poverty probably also need to deal with the children living in poverty, single mothers who have those children who maybe can’t work as much because they’re taking care of their children. How does this relate to all this?

SENATOR JOHNSON: Well, again, each one of these problems is individual. You know, certainly what I’ve always said, and I’ve talked to people about this, is let single moms actually work in day care and support each other.

Press Releases by Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Wisconsin To Donald Trump: Scott Walker Has No Place At The Department of Labor

During his tenure as Governor, Scott Walker has rammed destructive, anti-worker policies through the Republican-controlled legislature.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Republicans Shrug Off National Security Risk

"Just three weeks into the Trump Presidency, major national security risks have reared their head..."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Rep. Sean Duffy is Charleston, South Carolina’s Top Story

"Of course the people of Charleston are deeply offended by Rep. Sean Duffy's comments..."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Rep. Sean Duffy: ‘Look at the good things that came from’ the Charleston Church Terrorist Attack

Rep. Sean Duffy has rebuffed Wisconsin values at every turn, but today he took his act to a new low.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Rep. Sean Duffy Emphatically Supports President Trump’s Cruel and Un-American Executive Order

Even as millions of Americans, including business leaders, express their displeasure with the law, Rep. Sean Duffy wasted no time jumping on President Trump's cruel and un-American bandwagon.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement On Federal Judge Ordering New Legislative District Maps

"This is an incredibly important ruling for the people of Wisconsin and our democracy."

See More Releases

One thought on “Ron Johnson’s Beltway Blunder: The “Single Moms” Edition”

  1. Thomas says:

    Senator Johnson’s latest “beltway blunder’ on the topic of single moms was flabbergasting. It made me think of Trump type adverbs and of an adjective I cannot recall hearing from THE DONALD. Johnson’s take on single moms was amazingly, astonishingly vapid. We need senators who think before they speak.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *