MADISON, Wis. – The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is placing billboards across Wisconsin slamming self-serving Senator Ron Johnson for failing to pay his fair share in taxes. The billboards highlight that despite paying almost nothing in state taxes in 2017, Johnson believes the wealthiest 1%, like him, already pay their fair share.
“Ron Johnson’s top priority has been enriching himself and his biggest donors at the expense of Wisconsinites,” said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler. “We’re reminding Wisconsinites that Johnson, who has repeatedly tried to raise costs for hardworking Wisconsinites, doesn’t think the ultra-wealthy like him need to pay their fair share of taxes.”
The billboards will be placed in Johnson’s hometown of Oshkosh as well as Milwaukee, Kenosha, Eau Claire, and Beloit.
Johnson has a history of working to enrich himself while in office. He changed the 2017 tax bill in a way that benefitted himself and his biggest donors with hundreds of millions of dollars in tax handouts.