MADISON, Wis. –  Senator Ron Johnson is back under scrutiny after reporting from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel uncovered audio of Johnson admitting that a key provision he fought to include in the 2017 GOP Tax Scam bill benefited his company and his political donors.

See what Wisconsinites are watching and reading about Johnson’s self-serving actions below:





Milwaukee Journal Sentinel“Johnson acknowledged the Oshkosh-based plastics business he owned, Pacur LLC, benefited from the small-business tax provision, as did some of his prominent donors…’Now, did my business benefit? Sure. Did some of my donor businesses? Sure…’ Johnson said…In August, an investigation from ProPublica found that the tax provision Johnson championed delivered millions in tax savings to key donors of his campaigns, Dick and Liz Uihlein of Pleasant Prairie-based Uline and Diane Hendricks of Beloit-based ABC Supply.”

The AP“Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told backers at a recent event in Wisconsin that his plastics company benefited from a key provision he pushed for in former President Donald Trump’s tax bill in 2017, addressing a line of attack being made against him during his reelection bid…ProPublica reported in August that the tax break Johnson championed resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in deductions to megadonors who funded his campaigns.”

UpNorthNews:  “Answering a constituent question last Friday in Medford, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson acknowledged the truthfulness of political ads that reported he has doubled his wealth while in office and that he personally benefited from a significant tax break he demanded be part of a 2017 tax bill…‘The top 1% of Americans by income have reaped nearly 60% of the billions in tax savings created by the provision. And most of that amount went to the top 0.1%. That’s because even though there are many small pass-through businesses, most of the pass-through profits in the country flow to the wealthy owners of a limited group of large companies,’ the economists said.”

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