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Student Loans and Ron Johnson

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Between Administration with a minor in Computer Science. I received my degree using a lot of hard work, tuition reimbursement, and student loans. I’m telling you all of this, because I firmly believe in student loans. I believe the rates should be kept low and I believe the government should back them.

Thus is NOT how Senator Ron Johnson feels. He thinks we shouldn’t have student loans. He has actually voted against legislation regarding student loans. (He, also, thinks it is perfectly fine to not do his job and vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee, but that’s just another reason to not support him.)

Johnson is up for re-election against Feingold. He and his PACs are running a lot of ads against Feingold and telling you how wonderful he is. 

Don’t believe them.

Anyone who doesn’t want to find a way to help our young become educated, really isn’t into helping our nation. Look up Johnson’s remarks on how a Ken Burns Documentary should be used to teach college instead of teachers creating curriculums.

When you vote in November, make sure to not vote for Johnson. He’s bad for both Wisconsin and our country.

An Open Letter to Senator Ron Johnson

Dear Senator Johnson;

Do us all a favor and sit down. I mean that literally. No more standing up and refusing to give your consent. You’re aren’t Jimmy Stewart in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington“.

You, Dear Senator, are a rich, spoiled businessman (who is used to always getting his own way) turned first time politician and you got lucky in the last election.  You won’t be lucky in the next election.  The country will be a much different place in the next five years.  You admitted that the Constitution is hard to read.  I cannot believe that my brothers and sisters of my beloved adopted state actually voted for you.  You make Sarah Palin look like a genius and comparing you two is actually insulting to Sarah Palin.  I graduated from Lakeland University in Sheboygan with a 2.9 GPA and I can read the Constitution with no problem at all.  In fact, you never even gave a crap about this country until 1994, when you first registered to vote – at the freakingly old age of 39!  Who doesn’t vote for the first 21 years of eligibility?!?  I couldn’t WAIT to turn 18, so I could register to vote!  It was a dream come true.  I was reared to believe that voting was not your right, but your duty and your obligation to your country.  Apparently, you just didn’t bother to pay attention.

Unfortunately, you used four million of your own dollars into fooling the people of this state into believing your lies about Health Care, Feingold’s voting record and your own stances on unemployment and minimum wage and now, you’re our Junior Senator from Wisconsin.  And, I am so ashamed to have to admit that.  My fellow citizens of my beloved state elected you instead of laughing you out of town.  And, now, you are standing up in the Senate and spouting off.  If you want to make a difference, try sponsoring a bill.  I noticed that you haven’t sponsored 1 – NOT ONE.  You have co-sponsored 48 and none of them have made it into law.  Well, your record is just astounding!  And, don’t side with Paul Ryan on medicare and his budget – this isn’t going to end well for either of you.

So, in closing, here’s what I want you to do.  Sit down, shut up and try not to embarrass our great and beloved state any more than you already do.

Sincerely,

Julie Marie Totsch

Voting Citizen since 1985

Ron Johnson: It’s just a job interview…

Ron Johnson was quoted as saying: “I will point out: I don’t believe this election really is about details,” he said. “It just isn’t. I mean as I’ve gone through the state of Wisconsin I’ve viewed this pretty much as a job interview…. I’ll have to get there. I’ll have to start performing the job.”
Really? Because I want details. I want to know exactly how you plan on improving our job situation in this country. I want to know how you plan on helping our Veterans when they return from fighting for our great nation.
I want details.
Johnson can’t give them – in my opinion, because he has nothing to give. He doesn’t know anything about the political process.
Unfortunately, 52% of my fellow Wisconsinites disagree with me. They think Johnson is great and they’re polled as saying they will vote for him.
And, they will be making a big mistake. Johnson has proven time and time again that he is a know-nothing running on a platform of sound bites and fear. If we make him the next Senator from the great state of Wisconsin, we’ll get exactly what we deserve for the next six years — hot air and no substance.
One last note: He hasn’t “gone through the state”. He’s only visited a total of 60 counties. We have 72. He’s missed 12 counties.

Ron Johnson

Another robo call came into my house from the Johnson campaign.  I absolutely hate them.  Why not use a real person?  Oh, I know why, because you don’t have enough volunteers on your staff to call real people.  Or, you think by calling someone who is listed as an independent – will convince them to vote for you.  Why not hire people?  You have millions of dollars to pay for them.

Not going to happen.  Guys like Ron Johnson scare the crap out of me.  All big talk about rights and caring about the Constitution, but nothing but tax breaks for the rich.

I love this line from Johnson’s website: “Ron grew up in a family and in a place where one of the greatest compliments you could give a person was to say that he or she was a hard worker. This belief in a strong work ethic has been a core principle that has guided Ron’s life.”

Really?  I’m willing to bet that at least 95% of us grew up in a place where being a hard worker was considered a compliment.  The site never says – not that I saw – where this magical place was.  Ashamed of anything, Mr. Johnson?  Don’t want the people of Wisconsin to know where you’re from?

Johnson likes to portray himself as an everyman, but I don’t think he’s like the rest of us.  I don’t have 4 million dollars to put into a campaign for U.S. Senate – do you?

Ron Johnson and Scott Walker

So, Ron Johnson is the Republican nominee for Senator. He is running again Russ Feingold. I wonder if now he will accept the invitation to the six debates Feingold has all ready said he will attend. It will be interesting to hear Johnson have to speak from the top of his head. I am endorsing Russ Feingold. He is the most independent of all our Senators. He voted against the recent Financial Regulation bill and, for that, I respect him. Johnson is a rich businessman who knows nothing about the working families of Wisconsin. He doesn’t believe in equality for all. He doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state. He’s too far to the right and knows nothing about the compromise that is needed to keep this country on track.

Scott Walker is the Republican candidate for Governor. I was rooting for Mark Neumann – I figured that Tom Barrett would beat Neumann easily. A Walker – Barrett race will not only be closer, but it will be more interesting. Both the city and county of Milwaukee are not in great shape. These are the two men who have been running both. It will come as no surprise that I am endorsing and supporting Tom Barrett for Governor. I’ve never liked Scott Walker – and I will admit that is a gut feeling. He rubbed me the wrong way when he first ran for County Executive.

This will be an interesting election.

Ron Johnson BAD for Wisconsin

Just when I think that the right wing could not possibly say anything more stupid than I’ve all ready heard, one of them tops it all. Ron Johnson, the Republican candidate for Wisconsin Senator, said the following:  “”I absolutely do not believe in the science of man-caused climate change,” Johnson said. “It’s not proven by any stretch of the imagination.”

Johnson, in an interview last month, described believers in manmade causes of climate change as “crazy” and the theory as “lunacy.”

“It’s far more likely that it’s just sunspot activity or just something in the geologic eons of time,” he said.”  Read the entire article here.

Seriously?

What is this guy smoking?  The truth is that we haven’t caused global warming, but what we do to the environment affects the environment.  Nature did not ruin the ozone layer.  Nature hasn’t spilled millions of oil in our oceans.  Nature has dumped so much junk in our lakes and streams that our fish are loaded with mercury.

We’re slowly killing life on this planet – not just animal life – our life.  As George Carlin once said, “The earth is going to shake us off like a bad case of the fleas.”

Maybe, if I didn’t have my wonderful grandsons, I wouldn’t care about the environment.  I wouldn’t care if a obvious jerk like Ron Johnson got into office.  But, I do care.

I suggest that you read the whole article.  After reading Johnson’s extremist views, there is no way you could actually vote for him.

Ron Johnson

Ron Johnson is running for Senate against Russ Feingold.  I wanted to know more about the man who is taking on Russ, so I went to his website.  He has a page that lists the issues as follows:

  • Reducing Taxes and Cutting Government Spending

  • Under this heading is a posting there that discusses the out of control spending of the government, but no discussion on how he would reduce it. What programs will he cut? It doesn’t show how he will reduce taxes, either. If the national debt is truly that high and we need to cut our defict, just how do you cut taxes at the same time?

  • Improving the Economy and Creating Jobs
  • After a quote by Ron, there’s this: “As our next US Senator, Ron will work to create a jobs friendly environment by reducing and simplifying taxes and regulations on business.” Well, that answers my question on where the tax cuts will happen.

  • Real Reforms for Health Care
  • The heading may say reforms for health care, but the post beneath states: “Ron will vote to repeal the Health Care Bill and replace it with market-based solutions that will include: portability, malpractice reform, mandate reduction, insurance purchase across state lines, lower costs, and a safety net for those with pre-existing conditions.” With the except of malpractice reform and mandate reduction, the rest is what the Health Care Bill does now.

  • Energy Solutions
  • The quote: “Ron will work to safely increase domestic production of oil, clean coal, natural gas, nuclear and alternative energy. Roughly 60 percent of America’s oil is imported from other countries, which creates both security and economic threats to the nation.” Well, I do agree that our national dependence on foreign oil is hurting us. But, I’m not so sure – especially after the gulf oil spill – that I want oil domestically. I do want more money for research and development in to alternative energy.

  • Preserving Wisconsin Values
  • I love when a politician says preserving values. They add such a nice touch to it. It means imposing their values on the rest of us. And, that’s what it says right there on his site: “Ron is pro-life, pro-family, and believes that freedom of religion doesn’t mean freedom from religion. Ron will take these principles with him to Washington and will stand up to those who would attack these cherished traditional values.” The emphasis is totally mine. I worry when someone thinks that I have to have a religion imposed by them.

  • Improving Education
  • “Ron supports reforming the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) to reduce waste in education spending and return more flexibility and decision-making powers to states, local school boards and teachers. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t fit Wisconsin.” I’d like to know what reforms he plans, because I’d be happy if they threw out the whole No Child Left Behind Act and started over. I do agree that too much is handed down from Washington when it comes from our schools.

  • Cracking Down on Illegal Immigration
  • I’m putting up almost the whole post (I didn’t include the candidate’s quote at the top). I do approve of amnesty in some fashion, which he doesn’t judging from the post. I’d like to know what he means by blanket amnesty and for what kind of amnesty he would approve. I’m against a National ID card, which is what REAL ID is. I think businesses should be penalized for hiring illegals. That said, you should ask an Arizona businessman what he thinks, now that the tough enforcement has caused them to have to fired the illegals who worked for them.
    “The first step towards controlling illegal immigration is securing our borders. Ron believes the federal government has failed to enforce current immigration laws and tighten our borders to stop the flow of illegal immigration.
    Ron opposes blanket amnesty.
    Ron also supports REAL ID, requiring employers to verify the Social Security numbers of potential employees. Ron supports providing law enforcement the necessary tools, such as the Patriot Act, to protect our country.
    Businesses or employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants should be penalized and we should take steps to prevent abuse or exploitation of workers due to their immigration status.”

These were all posted – according to the site – on June 10, 2010.

I’m 100% sure that there isn’t a snowball’s chance in you know where that would convince me to vote for Ron Johnson. I think you should check out his site and make up your own mind.

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