Latest Mostly True Fact-checks on Ron Johnson Ron Johnson stated on June 4, 2017 in a television interview: "In the ‘40s, 68 cents of every health care dollar was actually paid for by the patient, today it’s only 11 cents." Ron Johnson stated on June 26, 2017 in an op-ed in the New York Times: "We are $20 trillion in debt. The Congressional Budget Office projects an additional $129 trillion of accumulated deficits over the next 30 years." Ron Johnson stated on February 3, 2017 in a CNN interview: Israel cut its illegal immigration rate by "99 percent" by constructing a 143-mile fence along its southern border. Ron Johnson stated on October 14, 2016 in a debate: Under Obamacare, "premiums have doubled and tripled" in Wisconsin. Ron Johnson stated on September 6, 2016 in a TV ad: The U.S. Senate has "one manufacturer — that'd be me." Ron Johnson stated on July 19, 2016 in the GOP convention in Cleveland: " ‘What difference, at this point, does it make?' I am the guy that got under her skin and provoked that infamous response from Hillary Clinton by asking a pretty simple question, 'Why didn't you just pick up the phone and call the survivors’ (of the Benghazi attack)?" Ron Johnson stated on December 17, 2015 in a television interview: "I’ll be running against a career politician." Ron Johnson stated on October 7, 2015 in an interview: Some 8.1 million of the estimated 11 million to 12 million people "in this country illegally are working." Ron Johnson stated on December 11, 2014 in an interview: Two-thirds of the federal budget is "permanent law ... it's permanently appropriated." Ron Johnson stated on July 17, 2013 in an interview: On average, college students "are taking six years to get a four-year degree." Ron Johnson stated on February 13, 2013 in a radio interview: "Nobody in total is proposing cutting anything. We’re trying to reduce the rate of growth in government." Ron Johnson stated on September 11, 2012 in a campaign speech: 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. Ron Johnson stated on September 28, 2010 in a campaign TV ad: "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."