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.

Mentioned in This Press Release

Recent Press Releases by Democratic Party of Wisconsin - Page 2

Walker agrees to do his job after years of willful neglect and political cover up at Lincoln Hills — now when it threatens his own re-election

Six years of dangerous inaction by Republicans caused a crisis at the juvenile facility to mount and still no immediate action is planned

Nicholson and Vukmir Endorse Cuts to Earned Benefits

Kevin Nicholson and Leah Vukmir embrace Paul Ryan's plans to cut earned benefits, including Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Response to Passage of the GOP Tax Plan

"Today Republicans became the party of raising taxes on America’s middle class."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Response to latest GOP Tax Plan

"Republicans seem hell bent on further deepening inequalities in America."

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Roy Moore Falls Short, But Kevin Nicholson Is Tonight’s Biggest Loser

"A lot of Republicans lost tonight, but perhaps no one so badly as Kevin Nicholson..."

DPW Ads: Leah Vukmir & Kevin Nicholson Are “Roy Moore’s WI Enablers”

Vukmir and Nicholson have stood silently by the Republican Party as it funds alleged serial sexual predator Roy Moore

AG Schimel talks of prosecution & “proof” when asked about accusers of disgraced candidate Roy Moore

In the face of highly-corroborated allegations of sexual misconduct, Wisconsin attorney general casts doubt on survivors of sexual assault

Walker and Ryan must denounce Trump & RNC for propping up Republican Moore

Wisconsin Republicans can stand with women or they can condone the behavior of the Republican Party and president toward an alleged serial sexual predator up for election next week

Wisconsin deserves transparency on Gallagher’s relationship with former National Security Advisor Flynn

Gallagher’s constituents deserve to know the details behind his involvement with Flynn.

Did Sen. Ron Johnson cut a Tax Bill deal that will enrich him personally?

Johnson a 'yes' now on the tax bill after a high-profile battle that benefits his business

Gov. Walker endorses the federal tax scam that favors the rich

House tax bill, set for a vote today, will raise taxes, gives breaks to wealthy elite

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 *