Since announcing his reelection in January, Ron Johnson has been campaigning on plans and policies that will harm workers, families, and the middle class in Wisconsin. Yesterday, he doubled down on those plans by endorsing NRSC Chair Sen. Rick Scott’s policy agenda and reaffirming his determination to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Here’s what Ron Johnson’s Dangerous Plans Would Mean for Wisconsin: 

Raise Taxes on Working People 

  • Yesterday, Ron Johnson endorsed a plan to raise taxes on working people that would increase taxes by more than $1,000 on average for the poorest 40% of Americans.

  • The plan would raise taxes for 1 in 3 people in Wisconsin — including retirees, people with disabilities, and working families.

  • This comes after Johnson passed a law in 2017 that gave tax breaks to the company he owned and gave more than $200 million in tax breaks to his biggest donors — further proof that Ron Johnson is looking out for the rich and powerful, not the people of Wisconsin.

Ship Jobs out of Wisconsin 

  • Last month, Ron Johnson said he wouldn’t urge WI-based Oshkosh Defense to create new jobs in Wisconsin instead of South Carolina — part of a long pattern of Johnson advocating for outsourcing instead of advocating for American workers.

  • Ron Johnson has consistently argued in favor of outsourcing and even passed a tax law that rewards companies that ship jobs overseas.

  • Johnson’s prioritization of his corporate donors over Wisconsin workers has exacerbated the decline of Wisconsin manufacturing. Wisconsin lost at least one in five manufacturing jobs between 200 and 2018.

Strip Health Care for 400,000 Wisconsinites

  • Yesterday, Ron Johnson reaffirmed his desire to repeal the Affordable Care Act — something he has been advocating for years.

  • If successful, Johnson will strip coverage for at least 400,000 people in Wisconsin.

  • Johnson’s plan would also remove protections for the 2.4 million Wisconsinites who have preexisting conditions and allow insurance companies to charge people over 50 years old up to five times more for the same coverage.

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