MADISON — To round out a week of defending one of his top corporate donors’ decisions to send 1,000 good-paying jobs out of Wisconsin, Ron Johnson is now complaining his wealth has only doubled – not quadrupled – during his time in Washington.
Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement in response:
“Working families are struggling to put food on the table, and here’s Ron Johnson complaining about only doubling his multi-million-dollar net worth while in Congress. We’ve had enough of out-of-touch millionaires who only look out for special interests, corporations, and their wealthiest donors. In the Senate, I’ll be a champion for the working families Ron Johnson has clearly left behind.”
Read Ron Johnson’s full quote here:
“The stock market has gone up almost 4 times since I’ve been in the United States Senate. So had I been invested heavily in the stock market I probably should’ve increased my wealth 4 times … The fact that I’ve gone up only double, I’ve way underperformed the market… I hate to say this, but the stock market went up 3.8 times. I went up 2.”