In a sense, you know you’ve arrived when The Onion is making fun of you. “My Opponent Knows Where Washington Is On A Map; I Don’t, And I Never Will” Do enjoy! OBTW: Hopefully this won’t get him too many votes.
Tag Archives: Ron Johnson the not-self-made-man
Ron Johnson’s lack of plans for the economy, veterans — anything — focus of new Feingold TV ad
I have to say, it’s true. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson has glossed over huge swaths of major issues, from the economy to veterans benefits. As he said at the UW-Milwaukee candidate forum on October 21, “I don’t believe this election really is about details, it just isn’t.” Too bad they don’t matter toContinue reading “Ron Johnson’s lack of plans for the economy, veterans — anything — focus of new Feingold TV ad”
For first time, Green Bay Press-Gazette endorses Feingold
The Green Bay Press-Gazette (a Gannett newspaper) has given its endorsement to Russ Feingold, the first time it has ever done so. Their reasoning: while there was agreement with Johnson on some principles, “Johnson seemed unable to further articulate his plan for job creation — especially for the middle class — during a recent meetingContinue reading “For first time, Green Bay Press-Gazette endorses Feingold”
A brief summary of the free rides Ron Johnson has gotten from government
For a guy who claims to loath everything that Gubmint is and stands for, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson has gotten more than his share of very substantial government assistance—some of it running to this very day. I will use the text of a poll over on DailyKos to summarize it for you: HisContinue reading “A brief summary of the free rides Ron Johnson has gotten from government”
State income taxes are bad, ‘specially when your company doesn’t pay it
I’d say “color me shocked and surprised,” but really, it’s not at all surprising that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson’s company PACUR LLC hasn’t paid income taxes for years. And it’s not as if they’re not making money. Clearly, they are. According to a finding by One Wisconsin Now, “tax records for both JohnsonContinue reading “State income taxes are bad, ‘specially when your company doesn’t pay it”
My question on Ron Johnson’s company using prison labor: Hiring after release?
A sad fact of America’s sprawling prison-industrial complex is that upon release, many former prisoners do not have work skills, to say nothing of the stigma that comes with a criminal record. And by now–the news has been out for at least fifteen minutes now–it’s old news that, quoting the AP story, “Pacur Inc. and Dynamic Drinkware LLC,Continue reading “My question on Ron Johnson’s company using prison labor: Hiring after release?”
Ron Johnson’s money bomb, so successful that it disappeared?
“Donate to Ron Johnson’s money bomb TODAY and watch the scales tip back to the people!” declares Real Debate Wisconsin. I find that statement rather ironic, not just that it comes from that site, but that there’s the impression that electing Johnson in lieu of Senator Feingold will in any way return the seat to “theContinue reading “Ron Johnson’s money bomb, so successful that it disappeared?”
Jim Hightower: The Corporate Assault On An Honest Senator (Feingold)
Texas lefty Jim Hightower prognosticator has made a post of his own concerning the monied challenge to Wisconsin’s U.S. Senator Russ Feingold. I’ve pasted the text of it below, and you can listen to his commentary as well. From jimhightower.com: • • • If you look at the whole flock of 535 congress critters, it’sContinue reading “Jim Hightower: The Corporate Assault On An Honest Senator (Feingold)”
T. Wall for Senate write-in campaign starts up; Wall disavows involvement
Too bad the company that made his campaign web site is behind the write-in campaign… …Not that I terribly mind Wall or Westlake making Ron Johnson’s campaign more difficult. The democratic process is full of burrs in the saddle like that.
Rail line to Ron Johnson’s factory built with federal grant money
This is just incredible. We already knew that Ron Johnson, better known as Mr. “I have never lobbied for some special treatment or for a government payment,” relied on a big government loan to start his operation. It was a municipal government loan. But it gets better: Johnson then asked for federal assistance to getContinue reading “Rail line to Ron Johnson’s factory built with federal grant money”