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New Video: Ron Johnson Fights for Billionaire Donors, not the Rest of us. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Robert Kraig   
Tuesday, 02 August 2022 12:20

rojo-sen-for-saleVideo Narrated by Congresswoman Gwen Moore

Milwaukee: Citizen Action of Wisconsin released a new video today narrated by U.S. Representative Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee). The video spotlights two billionaire donors who spent $20 million to reelect Senator Ron Johnson in 2016, and received an $80 million tax break negotiated by Johnson as part of the Trump-GOP tax cut legislation. The special interest tax break also benefits Senator Johnson personally.

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“It is not every day that a U.S. Senator is caught red-handed rigging the tax code in favor of billionaires who bankrolled his reelection, but Ron Johnson was caught in the act,” said Robert Kraig, Executive Director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin. “If Ron Johnson believes it is appropriate to spend millions in public revenue to aid himself and his billionaire benefactors, how can we ever trust him to speak up for hard working working and middle class Wisconsinites?”

Citizen Action urges Wisconsinites who want our Senators to represent the economic interests of the middle and working class, rather billionaire donors and greedy corporate interests, to share this video with the hashtag #SenatorForSale!

Background: In 2016, billionaires with Wisconsin-based businesses – Richard Uihlein and Diane Hendricks –  spent $20 million to get Johnson reelected, and their investment paid off big time. In 2018, they received a combined $80 million in tax breaks from just one little tax cut Johnson carved out for wealthy business owners in the Trump-GOP tax cut legislation passed the year before. That tax cut personally benefited Johnson, helping him to DOUBLE his wealth since he became a U.S. senator, selling his business for up to $25 million in 2020. Now Uihlein and Hendricks are spending heavily to elect Senator Johnson to another 6 year term.

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