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Wisconsin's US Senators: One class act, one greedy corporate clown

Dave Zweifel in on today's corporate greed:

...[H]ere in Wisconsin all we need do is take a look at  our two U.S. senators, who both happen to be successful businessmen. Together,  they epitomize the two different worlds that Collins paints.

 

One, the soon-to-retire Herb Kohl, built a highly successful empire of  grocery stores, all the while following the rules, contributing his fair share  of taxes and helping promote the state's social and cultural life.

 

Then there's the new senator, Ron Johnson, who built a plastics business in  no small part thanks to some well-placed tax breaks, and who now spends his time  in Washington complaining about taxes, insisting that government needs to "get  out of the way," and opposing any kind of health care reform that might benefit  the uninsured.

 

Kohl spent his entire career espousing the belief that business and  government could partner to make this a better world. Johnson wants no such  partnership. Business needs to be left alone, no matter what means it must use  to achieve its ends.

 

Johnson represents today's culture of corporate greed, which includes doing  everything possible to get out of paying a fair share. Kohl represents what it  meant to share the costs to help build a stronger and more just America.

 

Published

September 9, 2011 - 4:27pm

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