Multimillionaire Ron Johnson Still Ducking Questions on How He Paid Just $2,105 in 2017 State Income Tax
Ron Johnson still won’t come clean to Wisconsinites about how he paid just $2,105 in state income tax in 2017 — less than a jointly-filing married couple that made $40,000 — despite reporting a salary of at least $450,000. In a new interview with WIZM radio, Johnson continued his refusal to explain his reduced tax bill, dismissing the controversy (confirmed as accurate by Johnson’s own office) as a “distortive” “big lie” that is “really making a mountain out of a molehill.”
Last week, Johnson made headlines for falsely claiming that the richest 1% of Americans already pay “pretty close to a fair share” in taxes.
By Brad Williams | October 12th, 2021
- “Johnson was asked about reports that he paid just $2,105 in state income tax in 2017, despite earnings of at least $450,000. Johnson’s average state income tax payment over a 10-year span was $60,000 a year — or about 30 times more than he paid in 2017.”
- “Johnson gave some reasons for the figures but then called it a ‘big lie.’”
- “‘They cherry pick one year, where either I prepaid taxes the previous year or I had some reported losses or whatever,’ Johnson said. ‘This is really making a mountain out of a molehill. Completely distortive.’” “‘It’s just another one of the big lies…’”
Read the full WIZM report HERE.
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