As the Wisconsin Examiner’s Ruth Conniff wrote this morning, Ron Johnson “recently confirmed that he personally benefited from the change in the tax code that he pushed through in 2017.”
But he “won’t say how much money” those tax breaks were “worth to him personally.”
Wisconsinites deserve to know how much Johnson slashed his own taxes. Here are a few questions that Johnson needs to answer:
1. How much have you saved yourself and your family business in taxes following the changes you made to the GOP tax law in 2017?
2. Do you think it’s appropriate and ethical for a member of Congress to use their power to change legislation to enrich themselves and their biggest donors?
3. You said last week your donors saved money under the tax breaks you secured for them. Which donors specifically were you talking about, and have you been in touch with them about it?
4. Why did you previously lie and deny that you heard from campaign donors while you pushed tax law changes that benefited them? ProPublica has reported that your advocacy for changes to the bill was, at least in part, directly in response to lobbying from campaign donors.
5. Two of your biggest campaign backers, the billionaires Dick Uihlein and Diane Hendricks, have reportedly saved hundreds of millions in taxes thanks to your legislative maneuvering. Have you ever talked to them about securing those tax breaks for them?