‘I have a hard time believing Wisconsin constituents, or even myself, will have enough time to properly evaluate this for me to vote for the motion to proceed.’
OSHKOSH — On NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ Sunday morning, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) stressed his concerns about voting on the Senate health care bill in the coming days. Excerpts of the interview are below, and video can be found here.
“The reason I left a life I loved in Oshkosh, Wisconsin here is to fix this problem. What I find so disappointing is these bills aren’t going to fix the problem. They’re not addressing the root cause. They are doing the same old Washington thing – throwing more money at the problem.”
“What I’d like to do is slow the process down, get the information, go through the problem solving process, actually reduce these premiums that have been artificially driven up because of Obamacare mandates. So, let’s actually fix the problem. But in the end, I come from manufacturing base. I will look at whatever I’m forced to vote on, and I’ll ask myself, ‘Is this bettertomorrow than where we are today? Is it continuous improvement?’ And that’s what will guide my decision.”
“I have a hard time believing Wisconsin constituents, or even myself, will have enough time to properly evaluate this for me to vote for the motion to proceed.”
“I’ve been encouraging leadership, the White House, anybody I can talk to for quite some time: Let’s not rush this process. Let’s have the integrity to show the American people what it is, show them the truth, so we can actually argue against the rhetoric.”