MADISON, Wis. — As Ron Johnson finds himself in yet another scandal, he has ignored Wisconsinites’ demands to answer a simple question: why did he pay virtually nothing in state income taxes in 2017, despite reporting nearly half a million dollars in income?


Johnson paid $2,105 dollars in state income taxes in 2017, $2 less than what a family making $40,000 would pay. Yet Johnson has seen his personal income grow by millions of dollars since joining the Senate, helping pass legislation that drastically increased the value of the company he owned until 2020. Johnson has continuously gamed the system and left it to working Wisconsinites to make up the difference.

See more: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Bice: Multimillionaire U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson paid a mere $2,105 in state income taxes in 2017, despite making big bucks; Associated Press: Sen. Ron Johnson paid little in income taxes in 2017; Salon: Sen. Ron Johnson, worth millions, paid almost nothing in 2017 state income tax–and won’t explain why; The Hill Reporter: The Curious Case of Ron Johnson’s Taxes.

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