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  • Senator Ron Johnson Objects To “Business As Usual”

    Yesterday, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) took to the Senate floor to fight against secrecy in budget talks and out of control spending.  Transparency may be dead in debt limit talks, but if heroes like Senator Johnson pledge to use the two most important words in the Senate dictionary–“I Object”–to shut down the Senate, they can force transparency for the American people.

    Senator Johnson threatened to object to all unanimous consent agreements until debt limit negotiations and the budget are done out in the open.  He also cited the fact that the federal government needs to live within a reasonable budget.

    So let me start the process by throwing out a number:  $2.6 trillion. This is $800 billion more than we spent just 10 years ago. That is the amount that President Obama, in his budget, says the federal government will receive in revenue next year. If we only spent that amount of money, we would be living within our means. What a concept, huh?

    Senator Johnson’s speech is an excellent description of the state of play on the budget and debt limit negotiations.  It is also a great case against “business as usual” in the Capitol.


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    5 Responses to Senator Ron Johnson Objects To “Business As Usual”

    1. electrowoman says:

      Dear America,

      Hope you like our gift to you! His name is Ron Johnson.

      Love, Wisconsin

    2. barry says:

      Thank you Wisconsin!

    3. WI Progressive says:

      Johnson is definitely the MAN

    4. Bobbie says:

      Wisconsin, another state of strong leadership! Another recognized state of strong Americans! Keep going, your excellence through quality leadership needs to be seen by all democrat states sitting in their own peril due to their own incompetence of matters in their control. Thanks for cleaning up the mess of democrats! America will survive without their ignorance! it's time democrats get out of the way!

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