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If Johnson Won’t Fight for Wisconsin Workers, Who Is He Fighting for?

Feb 07, 2022

Over the weekend, Senator Ron Johnson said he sees no need to fight for good-paying Wisconsin jobs and is instead happy to see over 1,000 jobs created outside of Wisconsin.

Senator Johnson made these comments after Oshkosh Corporation, a Wisconsin-based manufacturing company won a government contract to construct 165,000 vehicles for the U.S. Postal Service. Manufacturing the vehicles will create over 1,000 jobs, but instead of building those vehicles and creating those jobs in their home state of Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation decided to outsource those jobs to a factory in South Carolina. Johnson told reporters that he was not going to try to get Oshkosh Defense to put the jobs in Oshkosh, saying ‘It’s not like we don’t have enough jobs here in Wisconsin.’

Senator Johnson allowing a Wisconsin-based company to outsource over 1,000 jobs shows yet again that he refuses to stand up for Wisconsin families. It seems the only way to get Senator Johnson to work for you is if you spend over $20 million trying to elect him. That’s why he fought so hard to secure a $215 million tax handout for just 3 of his billionaire backers. But if you’re a hard-working Wisconsinite who is about to see your new job created out of state, Senator Johnson doesn’t see a need to fight for you.

“Senator Johnson is in Washington fighting for one thing and one thing only: His big money donors. He’s a self-serving politician looking out for himself while leaving Wisconsin workers out to dry,” said End Citizens United // Let America Vote President Tiffany Muller. “That’s why we need to elect Mandela Barnes, a proven leader, who’s led on creating and protecting jobs, and will spend everyday working to rebuild Wisconsin’s middle class, not to help big money special interests.”