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  • VIDEO: Wisconsin Senator Blasts Obama's 'Depressing Display of Economic Ignorance'

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) spent 31 years in manufacturing before his election to Congress last November. He’s not letting that experience go to waste.

    Johnson is out with a new video this morning to coincide with President Obama’s visit to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh to promote manufacturing. He criticizes Obama’s recent comments blaming inventions like the ATM for unemployment.

    “This is a depressing display of economic ignorance,” Johnson says. He adds: “Technological innovations create jobs. They drive our economy forward, by helping workers be more productive. That raises everyone’s living standards.”

    Johnson recounts a story of Milton Friedman’s visit to China. Upon seeing Chinese workers digging with shovels, he asked, “Why not use bulldozers?”. Freidman was told that workers using shovels would create more jobs. He replied, “Then why not use spoons, instead of shovels?”

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    3 Responses to VIDEO: Wisconsin Senator Blasts Obama's 'Depressing Display of Economic Ignorance'

    1. Bobbie says:

      More people have to sound off. Thank you so much for those in office who see what is going on here and stand firm to correct!

    2. Rich Fallis says:

      Ayn Rand hated Christians. She hated the concept of God. She hated giving. She hated kindness. She hated caring for the sick and poor and elderly.

      She just hated.

      Ron Johnson says Ayn Rand's apostate evil theology is 'foundational' for him.

      Ron can either spend eternity with Ayn Rand, or with Jesus. Born-again believers who have been hoodwinked by Johnson and the rest of the Republithugs need to consider where they stand.

    3. jscottu says:

      Not everyone who believes in free markets is an atheist. And I disagree with your characterization of Ayn Rand as "hating" Christians or "hating" kindness. You are obviously trying to defend your statist views.

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