Said federal health care reform is taking health care in the wrong direction
Johnson said federal health care reform is taking health care in the wrong direction. He said health care’s ills date to the 1940s, when employers began adding health insurance as an employee benefit and paying for it.
“We began the process of separating the consumer of the process from the payment of the process,” he said.
#OurDumbSenator feels like a victim, gets letter from One WI Now
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel post about Sen. Ron Johnson’s foray into filmmakery mentions One Wisconsin Now’s open letter to #OurDumbSenator. Check it out::
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross sent the following letter to U.S. Senator Ron Johnson regarding his recently announced “Victims of Government” video series.
March 27, 2013
United States Senator Ron Johnson
386 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator Johnson,
I read with interest the news report of your “Victims of Government” video series. After watching the video associated with your project, produced by your taxpayer funded government office, I am inspired to inquire who else you and your Republican colleagues are so courageously seeking to protect from becoming “victims” of government.
Maybe it is the cancer survivor being victimized by the “excessive regulations” that prohibit an insurance company from denying them insurance coverage for a pre-existing condition?
Is it the student trying to afford a higher education whose freedom to pay higher interest rates on their student loan is being stolen away by government subsidies?
Perhaps it is the senior citizen missing out on the opportunity to pay more for their life-saving prescription drugs that is unfairly oppressed by the heavy hand of government?
Spending your time, and our money, producing YouTube videos doesn’t move us one iota closer to solving any of the challenges facing our nation. In fact it seems the real victims of government are your constituents who were counting on you to work for them in the United States Senate.
Executive Director, One Wisconsin Now
P.S. On behalf of the taxpayers of Wisconsin who pay your salary and for your office, I’m wondering just how much of our money is being spent on your latest inanity?
Sez librul schools haz dumbed down ‘Murica since the 1830s
This is what #ourdumbsenator has to say about lernin in ‘Murica’s schools…
I don’t know how many of you saw Dr. Benjamin Carson, but one of the points he made in his phenomenal speech was how, back in the 1800s, the tests they gave sixth graders upon graduation, most college graduates couldn’t pass that test anymore. We’ve purposely dumbed down our population. As a result of that, our population is very susceptible to demagoguery and that’s what you’re seeing. So what we’re facing now in this country is we’re facing a president that is basically a demagogue. That’s… that’s the problem.
Sounds like somebody must have spent a lot of time in school. Ayo!
But seriously folks, Jud Lounsbury at Uppity Wisconsin has more.
Actually Said Violence Against Women Act is Unconstitutional
The [Violence Against Women Act] authorizes $659 million over five years for VAWA programs. It also includes new protections for LGBT and Native American victims of domestic violence. Since VAWA was created in 1994, it has bolstered protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
Constitutional scholar #OurDumbSenator Ron Johnson says it’s unconstitutional.
“Doubles Down on Dumb”
via Cognitive Dissidence:
RoJo made sure it was clear that he was in direct competition with Joe McCarthy as being the worst senator in Wisconsin history with this bit of idiocy:
“Let me describe what we’re up against as conservatives, as patriots, as people who like freedom, as people who like this country,” Johnson said. “We are up against a strategy that is taking place by liberals, progressives, Democrats, whatever they call themselves nowadays, Socialists, Marxists.”
Opposed Violence Against Women Act
For the record, the five senators who took an inexplicable stand against a measure to combat human trafficking were Republican Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.).
As for the final vote on VAWA, all 22 votes against the proposal were Republican men.
*Hearts* Ayn Rand Soooo Much, He Bought a Statue
His affinity for [Tea Party & Satanism icon, Ayn Rand] has literally been set in stone—the former PACUR* CEO helped a friend install a statute of Atlas in Oshkosh, Wis. “There was a big old statue on the side of the road for sale, and it was Atlas,” Johnson says. “It had the world, it was obviously the Atlas Shrugged symbol, and he was thinking about buying it and I said, absolutely, I’ll pay for half of it.”
Buyin’ statues: it’s what regular folks do.
Source: Mother Jones
At John Kerry’s somnolent confirmation hearing for Secretary of State on Thursday, Kerry showed up Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Galt’s Gulch), on the latter’s very serious public crusade to get to the bottom of the killing of the American Ambassador in Benghazi — revealing that Johnson himself didn’t attend the intelligence briefing.
Hillary Clinton OWNS #OurDumbSenator Ron Johnson.
Said Walmart ‘trying to grow the economy’ and doesn’t have time for gun contro
Tea party-backed Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Wednesday excused Walmart’s decision to decline an invitation to the White House to discuss gun violence because “they are trying to grow the economy.”
Rejected Relief Package for Hurricane Sandy Victims
The Senate passed the emergency-spending bill for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on Friday night.
In October, Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast, causing widespread damage in several states. New York and New Jersey were hit hardest, with thousands of people losing their homes.
Senators advocating for the large spending package, said it was desperately needed because the Hurricane took place months ago.
Of course Our Dumb Senator Ron Johnson voted against the bill…
Sure Hopes Math Major Tammy Baldwin Can Understand Math
“Hopefully I can sit down and lay out for her my best understanding of the federal budget because they’re simply the facts,” he said. “Hopefully she’ll agree with what the facts are and work toward common sense solutions.”
Senator Ron Johnson is 100% correct: numbers are SUPER HARD, especially if you have a vagina (the last time I tried to do math, I fainted from the exertion). But he’s not accurate in assuming that lesbians need math explained to them. Since lesbians are just like men without upper body strength, they’re fine at math. Also, Tammy Baldwin was a math major in college.Ron Johnson is a former accountant who dropped out of a night MBA program.
Blamed Obama’s Victory On Ignorant Electorate
“If you aren’t properly informed, if you don’t understand the problems facing this nation, you are that much more prone to falling prey to demagoguing solutions. And the problem with demagoguing solutions is they don’t work,” Johnson said. “I am concerned about people who don’t fully understand the very ugly math we are facing in this country.”
Source: The Huffington Post
Dismissed Abortion Issue: ‘It Doesn’t Even Move The Radar’
“I’ve had one person talking about the abortion issue during this entire campaign,” Johnson said on Fox News Sunday. “It’s just — it’s not even an issue here in Wisconsin, it doesn’t even move the radar at all.”
Source: The Huffington Post