Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Press Release

The Chronicles of Ron Johnson’s Scandals: Johnson Secures $215 Million Tax Break For Biggest Donors


By - Oct 26th, 2021 11:59 am

MADISON, Wis. Senator Ron Johnson has spent the last few months embroiled in scandal following reports of him using his office to enrich himself and his donors instead of working for Wisconsinites.  

In 2017, Senator Ron Johnson demanded a last minute change to the GOP Tax Scam bill that benefited his company as well as some of his biggest donors. Now, recently revealed documents show that the change Johnson made benefited two of his biggest donors to the tune of $215 million in a single year, which comes on top of previous reporting showing that the same provision also benefited Johnson and the company he owned at the time.

Johnson has defended this tax handout, arguing multiple times in the past month that the top 1% “already pay their fair share,” while voting against a tax cut for Wisconsin middle class families with children and against relief for Wisconsinites and small businesses.

“Senator Ron Johnson’s actions make it abundantly clear his priority is looking out for himself and his donors at the expense of everyday Wisconsinites,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Senate Communications Advisor Philip Shulman.

See more: ProPublica: Secret IRS Files Reveal How Much the Ultrawealthy Gained by Shaping Trump’s “Big, Beautiful Tax Cut”; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Editorial): Nobody’s senator but theirs: Ron Johnson’s backroom dealing shows who he’s working for. It’s not you; Associated Press: Report: Johnson pushed for tax break benefitting megadonors; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Ron Johnson defends pass-through tax provisions that benefited donors.

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