Why Ron?

A Note from Ron…

Six months ago, I was a full time businessman running a manufacturing business that I have been building for the last 31 years. I had no political aspirations; this is not my life’s ambition.

But, our country is moving in the wrong direction.  People are out of work.  Families are struggling and they are worried.  And Washington’s response has been incredibly ineffective and extremely expensive.  Our national debt now stands at $13.6 trillion and threatens the future prosperity of America.

Wisconsin voters have a very clear choice this November 2nd.

They can vote for Senator Feingold, a career politician, who cast the deciding votes for the failed stimulus package and the health care bill.  He also voted for the last 3 budgets that have added over $3 trillion to our nation’s debt.

Or they can vote for a citizen legislator who has private sector experience balancing a budget, producing products, exporting products, and creating real jobs.  Someone who has had a full career, raised a family, and is willing to apply that lifetime of experience to help our economy grow again, so we can start creating jobs and get our nation’s spending and debt under control.

The idea and promise of America is something incredibly precious, America is exceptional.  And it is our job to make sure it not only survives for future generations, but that it thrives.  That is why I am running for US Senate and that is why I am asking for your vote.

-Ron Johnson

Issue Positions:

“Criminals should be fearful of the ramifications of our nation’s laws, not law-abiding citizens who exercise their gun ownership rights protected by our Constitution.” – Ron Johnson

Ron will be a staunch defender of our right to keep and bear arms.

Ron does not support licensing or registration of firearms, and the people of Wisconsin can trust him not to play politics with our Constitutional rights.

Unlike Russ Feingold, who voted for every anti-gun justice on the Supreme Court today, Ron will only support Supreme Court Justices who correctly interpret the Constitution and protect our right to keep and bear arms.

“Because many of our politicians have been so grotesquely irresponsible, we have a huge financial mess ahead of us. We cannot afford to keep our heads in the sand any longer.”    – Ron Johnson

Washington has been on a spending spree and now the nation’s debt is a record $13 trillion.  Ron believes we reduce spending by reducing the size of government.

The federal government is spending money that we, the American people, do not have.  The liberals in Congress are planning to spend an additional $3.6 trillion in the next federal budget which will dig the financial hole even deeper.

It’s simple math for anyone but the Washington insiders. The more government spends, the more government will eventually have to take from you, your children, your grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.   Robbing the bank accounts of future generations of Americans while creating unsustainable debt is a threat to our freedom and we must stand together to stop it.

“We are tired of politicians that have virtually no experience working in the private sector, no experience creating jobs, and no understanding of what it takes to deal with the rules, regulations, and taxes that they impose on the rest of us.”   – Ron Johnson

As our next US Senator, Ron will work to create a jobs friendly environment by reducing and simplifying taxes and regulations on business.  He opposed the Wall Street bailout and the $862 billion stimulus bill.    Ron does not believe the federal government is capable of  picking ‘winners and losers’ and should not remove capital from the private sector to create more government programs and jobs, which are unsustainable.

Government doesn’t create jobs – the private sector creates jobs. Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and represent roughly 98 percent of employers.   They are being punished with higher taxes and regulation that stifle new growth, development, and productive investments in our communities.

Russ Feingold has little or no experience creating private sector jobs.  His vote for the $862 billion failed stimulus bill is a prime example of a career politician, crafting policy that is ultimately detrimental to America’s economic future.  Three days before the passage of the stimulus bill, Feingold issued a press release stating 2.4 million jobs would be created in the first year and 9 million jobs would be created over 3 years.  Instead of creating new jobs, our nation has lost over 2.5 million jobs and unemployment remains near double digits.

“And in their spare time, contrary to the very vocal wishes of the American public, they passed legislation that will do great harm to the finest health care system in the world.  The Health Care Bill is the greatest assault on our freedom in my lifetime.  It must be repealed.”  - Ron Johnson

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.

The Health Care Bill is a $1 trillion experiment that will lead to higher cost, lower quality health care and rationing by government bureaucrats.  A free- market approach to health care reform is critical to ensuring doctors and patients stay in control of the decision-making process.  The free market is essential for the development of new drugs, treatments and medical procedures that will save lives and keep our country on the forefront of medical innovation.

The Health Care Bill will further bust an already broken budget.  Obama Administration estimates are simply not believable.  When Medicare was passed in 1965, the government estimated its cost in 1990 would be $12 billion.  The actual cost in 1990 was $111 billion…nearly ten times the original estimate.  The estimated cost of the Health Care Bill will not be any more accurate.

As our next Senator, Ron will take to Washington a deep reverence for the Constitution of the United States and for those who support and defend it.

Ron is deeply grateful for the more than 1 million men and women who have died and the millions who have been wounded while supporting and defending the Constitution since ratification.

Ron will ensure that America’s finest sons and daughters are not sent into harm’s way to defend America’s interests until diplomatic, economic and other instruments of national power are first exhausted.

Ron will fight to ensure that if servicemen and women are needed to protect America’s interests, they will be deployed with rules of engagement that allow them to accomplish their mission and allow them their most basic rule of self defense.

Ron will never endanger our men and women in uniform by voting to place artificial withdrawal timelines on our deployed forces.

Ron will fight to protect the rights and benefits of our nation’s Veterans.