All statements involving Ron Johnson

Even though Chicago has "the most stringent gun laws on the books," it still "has the highest murder rate" in the country.

"The average rate of fraud" in the Earned Income Tax Credit, Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps programs "is 20 to 25 percent."  

Under President Obama’s health-care reforms, the premium for "an average plan for a family didn't go down by $2,500 per year, it's gone up about $2,500 per year."

"Republicans have proposed dozens of (health care) solutions designed to help control costs and improve quality."

Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson voted to let oil and gas companies emit "unlimited carbon pollution into our air"

On average, college students "are taking six years to get a four-year degree."  

A recent study of a proposed cap-and-trade policy’s effect on Wisconsin consumers showed it could "raise gasoline prices by 141 percent and electricity rates by 171 percent" by 2030.

"Nobody in total is proposing cutting anything. We’re trying to reduce the rate of growth in government."

Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, was elected in a "very low turnout" race.  

Says President Barack Obama "did not come into office with the economy in a free fall."

Deficit spending ‘exploded during the Obama administration’ to $5.3 trillion over four years, compared to $2 trillion in eight years under President George W. Bush.  

"Before Act 10, the total cost of public sector employees’ employment was 29 percent higher than that in the private sector. After the act, it’s still 22 percent higher."

"President Obama has increased the federal workforce 192,000 individuals -- about 10 percent since he’s taken office -- while we’ve lost 2 million jobs."

"The federal government is spending 25 percent of our entire economy versus 100 years ago we spent only 2 percent."

For the first time in U.S. history, a personal inaction will be deemed unlawful -- not purchasing a health-insurance plan

Says Russ Feingold voted to give Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants

"There are 100 members of the U.S. Senate. Fifty-seven of them, including Russ Feingold, are lawyers. There are zero manufacturers and one accountant."

Says Ron Johnson "likes to say there are too many lawyers in the Senate – 57. He’d be the 70th millionaire." 

Says Russ Feingold supported a stimulus plan that allowed a company to create 3,000 jobs in China.

"According to independent analysis, unfair trade deals have resulted in the loss of over 64,000 jobs in Wisconsin ... But Ron Johnson favors those deals."

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