Wisconsin's a welfare state where poor families are showered with money: Ron Johnson | WisCommunity

Wisconsin's a welfare state where poor families are showered with money: Ron Johnson

No wonder unemployment is so high.  It doesn't pay to work.  

This may come as a surprise to Wisconsin families living in poverty and wondering how they'll survive the winter, but Sen. Ron Johnson says they are living in Fat City.

The Baraboo News Republic on a recent speech by Johnson, perhaps the most clueless clown in the US Senate: 

Johnson said the United States has created a "very compassionate society," but in Wisconsin that same compassion has created a welfare state that encourages people not to work.

"A family unit can't survive on $22,000, but after they receive all of their government entitlements they receive more than $62,000," he said. "We have a safety net for the poor, but not for those who are out there working."

No wonder unemployment is so high.  It doesn't pay to work.  

Ron Johnson, you may recall, is the guy who prospered in business by marrying the boss's daughter, railed against government aid while accepting it for his own business, and relied on prison labor to hold down costs in his plastic factory.

He's been in office a year now and has made no mark (fortunately). But when a Baraboo banker asked him how the US could solve its financial problems, this was RoJo's answer:

Johnson said change will come if people, who do not want to be career politicians and rest on their laurels, come to Washington and simply get the job done because they know firsthand what the problem is.

More people like Johnson, in other words, who knows what the problem is: We're giving too much money to poor people.

Published

January 5, 2012 - 11:02am

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