In a time when there is little room for error in handling our economy, our education system, and health care structure we cannot afford an experiment of a first time candidate running for the United States Senate. We cannot afford Ron Johnson. Johnson runs a successful business in Wisconsin, great…and that means what in a political structure? There are a completely different set of skill sets needed to be productive in government. You are not making individual decisions, you are not the boss, you do not have the power to change policies at your will.
During a time when all hands need to be on deck, experience is essential. We have already seen what wealthy businessmen are capable of when it comes to political decisions. They believe that money buys everything, and their idea of tax breaks for themselves creating jobs for others turned out to be the largest bait and switch game that we have witnessed.
Millionaires received tax breaks, banks and wall street received bailouts, all with the understanding but no reinforcement that these entities would trickle down their financial gain to help those less fortunate…didn’t happen. The gave themselves bonuses, and held on to money, refusing to lend it out. The president responds with tougher legislation to rein these folks in, and you have the Ron Johnsons of the republican party crying foul..too much government involvement in the private sector.
Johnson took a step further with his flawed finger pointing, he has the audacity to blame the recession on the Community Reinvestment Act-a 1977 law that increased lending in communities where credit had traditionally been denied. His argument, not original is still wrong.
He joins other republicans who are have also wrongly pointed the finger at low-income, minority Americans and the CPR as the cause for the sub prime crisis and the recession.
We cannot afford this type of blame game when real solutions are on the table, and the republicans are acting like children, deciding to not participate if they cannot have their own way.
Johnson has not demonstrated to voters any plans on policies that will move the country forward. All he can express is that Senator Russ Feingold has served in public office too long in his opinion. He has been extremely vocal on the new healthcare bill, and his desire to repeal it along with other nay saying republicans.
We cannot afford the wealthy businessman going to the U.S. Senate experiment. There is no room for error, African American voters need to make sure their voices are heard. Vote for Senator Russ Feingold to continue the work that our first African American president to doing.