Senator Ron Jonson participates in a Senate hearing.
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial Board: Ron Johnson Is “Senator For The Ultra-wealthy”

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board is today slamming Ron Johnson as “the senator for the ultra-wealthy,” following yesterday’s ProPublica reporting that Johnson fought to secure his biggest billionaire donors a multi-hundred-million-dollar giveaway as part of the 2017 GOP tax law.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Editorial Board: Nobody’s senator but theirs: Ron Johnson’s backroom dealing shows who he’s working for. It’s not you.

By Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial Board, 8/12/21

Key points:

  • “A blockbuster scoop by ProPublica on Wednesday makes crystal clear who Ron Johnson represents: He is the senator for the ultra-wealthy.”
  • The exposé details how Wisconsin’s Republican senator ensured that his wealthiest donors made out like bandits…”
  • “Johnson’s deal-making showered eye-popping benefits on his two biggest donors — Hendricks, who owns ABC Supply Co. in Beloit, and the Uihleins, Schlitz Brewing heirs  who own the Uline packaging company in Pleasant Prairie.”
  • “They got quite a return on their investment — Johnson proved to be the best senator money could buy.”
  • “Johnson couldn’t be bothered to support a bipartisan infrastructure investment this week […] Johnson’s priorities are all wrong — and they’ve been all wrong for this entire term.”
  • “It’s time to actually drain the swamp and fire Sen. Ron Johnson from public office.”

Read the full editorial here.

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