Skip to comments.Sen. Ron Johnson: "Stop Relying on the Federal Government to Solve Your Problems"
Posted on 09/26/2013 9:26:20 PM PDT by cornelis
(CNSNews.com) - As the people's elected representatives in Washington wrangle over the budget, the debt limit and defunding Obamacare, one freshman senator admits the news is not good.
"Eventually, if you're going to defund Obamacare, you're going to have to pass a (repeal) bill because Obamacare is permanent law. It's part of that mandatory spending. And you have to pass a bill through the Senate and have the president sign it into law."
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His balls have left the building. He’s now to the left of Jeff Flake officially.
Sen. Johnson: (202) 224-5323
Take over Senate with Tea Party people. Get rid of President Obama—get new President! Then make Obamacare history.
He had beter vote no to cloture with those comments
Huh? Did you even read his comments????
“”I hope the American people are watching very carefully how utterly dysfunctional Washington is,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren Wednesday night. “I don’t think it’s going to improve any time soon. So my suggestion to the American public is stop relying on the federal government to solve your problems. Stop sending politicians to Washington dedicated to growing the federal government.””
Hardly sounds left to me
No, Senator, you can defund even mandatory spending. You can withhold funds for anything you choose.
So far, he has NOT committed to Opposing Cloture. Keep the pressure on him...to keep his Tea Party creds or be labeled RINO.
MAKE DC LISTEN: TELL YOUR SENATORS TO OPPOSE CLOTURE ON H.J. RES 59
We must oppose cloture on H. J. Res. 59, so that Harry Reid and Senate Democrats cannot sneak in funding for Obamacare. We need you to call your Senators right now: tell them to oppose cloture on H.J. Res 59 and remind them that a vote for cloture IS a for funding Obamacare.
State Senator Party Phone
AK Mark Begich D (202) 224-3004
AK Lisa Murkowski R (202) 224-6665
AL Jeff Sessions R (202) 224-4124
AL Richard C. Shelby R (202) 224-5744
AR John Boozman R (202) 224-4843
AR Mark L. Pryor D (202) 224-2353
AZ Jeff Flake R (202) 224-4521
AZ John McCain R (202) 224-2235
CA Barbara Boxer D (202) 224-3553
CA Dianne Feinstein D (202) 224-3841
CO Michael F. Bennet D (202) 224-5852
CO Mark Udall D (202) 224-5941
CT Richard Blumenthal D (202) 224-2823
CT Christopher Murphy D (202) 224-4041
DE Thomas R. Carper D (202) 224-2441
DE Christopher A. Coons D (202) 224-5042
FL Bill Nelson D (202) 224-5274
FL Marco Rubio R (202) 224-3041
GA Saxby Chambliss R (202) 224-3521
GA Johnny Isakson R (202) 224-3643
HI Mazie K. Hirono D (202) 224-6361
HI Brian Schatz D (202) 224-3934
IA Chuck Grassley R (202) 224-3744
IA Tom Harkin D (202) 224-3254
ID Mike Crapo R (202) 224-6142
ID James E. Risch R (202) 224-2752
IL Richard J. Durbin D (202) 224-2152
IL Mark Kirk R (202) 224-2854
IN Daniel Coats R (202) 224-5623
IN Joe Donnelly D (202) 224-4814
KS Jerry Moran R (202) 224-6521
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MS Thad Cochran R (202) 224-5054
MS Roger F. Wicker R (202) 224-6253
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MT Jon Tester D (202) 224-2644
NC Richard Burr R (202) 224-3154
NC Kay R. Hagan D (202) 224-6342
ND Heidi Heitkamp D (202) 224-2043
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NY Charles E. Schumer D (202) 224-6542
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OH Rob Portman R (202) 224-3353
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UT Orrin G. Hatch R (202) 224-5251
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VA Tim Kaine D (202) 224-4024
VA Mark R. Warner D (202) 224-2023
VT Patrick J. Leahy D (202) 224-4242
VT Bernard Sanders I (202) 224-5141
WA Maria Cantwell D (202) 224-3441
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WI Tammy Baldwin D (202) 224-5653
WI Ron Johnson R (202) 224-5323
WV Joe Manchin D (202) 224-3954
WV John D. Rockefeller D (202) 224-6472
WY John Barrasso R (202) 224-6441
WY Michael B. Enzi R (202) 224-3424
Now that we have your attention, you sorry US Senators, keep in mind that we will replace you with those who will gladly correct your errors - - - .
So, scrub and clean by 2014 !
Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick
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Rand Paul had been on this list, but it looks like he has backed off. CALL HIS OFFICE!
Here's what he says:
GRETA: "Have you decided how to vote come this Friday it's going to be now?"
JOHNSON: "Well, Greta, I have to see exactly what's presented to us. I mean from my standpoint if we're voting to proceed to a vote on a bill that actually defunds Obamacare it's kind of hard not to proceed to that final passage. I mean that's --- eventually if you're going to defund Obamacare, you're going to have to pass a bill. Because Obamacare is permanent law, it's part of that mandatory spending, you have to pass a bill through the senate and have the President sign it into law. So at some point in time we're going to have to, I guess, take that risk that we've actually go the support of the American people to put enough pressure on Democrate Senators -- I mean, they're the holdouts--I every Republican Senator will vote to defund Obamacare . . .
GRETA: And when you vote on this cloture vote you don't know what the bill is ultimately going to be, right?
JOHNSON: We're probably pretty sure . . .
GRETA: Not a 100 percent sure . . .
JOHNSON: The bottom line is that the majority leader will always have that power, post-cloture, to amend the bill
You better read or listen to what he actually said. He is right on the money.
They turn fast, don’t they? Dan Patrick from KSEV in Houston was elected to the state senate. He backed Dewhurst. Today he said he doesn’t believe in introducing legislation that he knows will fail. This is the exact opposite of what he said when he was campaigning.
But, but, but - - - - the Government IS the problem !
From the those comments, he’s saying yes.
No mention of the $2.5 million tax exempt, low interest government loan he got while running his business or the $75,000 grant he received from HUD.
Then you don’t understand cloture.
Telling people that they need to start relying on themselves and NOT the federal government says to me that he wouldn’t mind defunding O care BUT would also not be averse to shutting down the government
Since he is NOT my senator I would have no knowledge of that.
Doesn't take long.
*** Sell out cowardice on parade Alert***
Like Cornyn, these fools are trying to sound as conservative as possible as they stab conservatives in the back
Pat Buchanan explains how to do it:
Johnson will cave, is my prediction.
It's the same shtick that Boehner said after a crisis: it's up to you now, you have to vote Republican.
Barf. I sure as heck don’t see why it ever has to be funded. It may be a law, but it’s up to the house whether it gets one red cent.
Besides who else in Washington obeys the law? Not the Obama Administration nor the Harry Reid led Senators. They can all just go jump in a lake as far as I’m concerned.
I don’t trust him, but he’s a godsend after Feingold.
Eliminate welfare programs and make everyone pay their own way!
Fire all employees that administer welfare progerams.
That would go a long way to ballance the budget and start to pay off the debt.
I don’t want the fedgov to solve my problems.
I want it to stop causing them, though.
Called all 8 of Cornyn’s offices 5 times today - message boxes full and no one answered the phone or there was a busy signal. Also tried sending a fax to all 8 offices after setting my machine on redial. None of them ever answered.
Just flipping unbelievable.
I thank you on behalf of my four Grandchildren for your efforts.
The WDC freaks (obviously our betters) don’t want to hear from the people. They are too busy enjoying themselves at the trough.
At this point of with 30 posts already in. I’m the only poster identifiable from Wisconsin. Found Johnson to be sincere and concerned. What does scare me is that his reading of Obama is skewed. Obama is a snake oil salesman when it comes to what he really believes which is he’s a die hard one world communist. Government is the solution to every problem. Which is the same way Cruz reads him.
Johnson buys into the bi-partisan b/s and doesn’t accept what Obama really is and that’s where he gets into trouble.
I think the senator is making a valid point. No matter what, the only possible way to defund Obamacare is to actually vote for cloture. However, Democrats can always add amendments after the fact. There is simply no other way to do it. Shutting down the government by keeping the debate going won’t do it. No matter what, cloture must be invoked at some point. There’s only one way to actually defund Obamacare without shutting down the government. It has to make it through the amendment process in the senate.
For some? Yes. But there are plenty of others who really want Obamacare defunded but don’t believe it can be done by Cruz’s method. As I understand it, Cruz cannot succeed by voting against cloture. I think a better strategy if for the House to start passing funding bills for separate pieces of government. Pass something to fund the DoD, for example, that does not include funding for Obamacare. Will the Democrats simply refuse to pass anything at all unless they add Obamacare back into it? If so, popular opinion isn’t going to support that.
It’s way to low to pay the O tax. That kicks in at around
$400,000 or so. I’m hoping to get $160,000
Thank you for your post. Ron Johnson is one of the good guys.
Senator Johnson represents those of us in Wisconsin well, he is damned sure better than Feingold ever was, and then we have Tammy Baldwin on the demodummie side who is a major lib if there ever was one.
What the is “permanent spending”? Is that like Scottish law or something? Totals bull crap.
“If we’re voting to proceed to a vote on a bill that actually defunds Obamacare, that’s kind of hard not to vote to proceed to that final passage”
Direct quote. He sounds like Coburn. He knows Reid will strip out the language with a bare majority.
Our founding fathers are spinning in their graves over what this federal government has become!
You better read or listen to what he actually said. He is right on the money
I’ll stop asking the government to solve my problems. When will they stop causing them?
Any Senator who votes yes (on Fridays cloture vote) is voting to give Harry Reid the power to fund Obamacare, says Cruz.
He also doesn’t explain that Reid can amend to fund Obamacare. So a vote for cloture is a vote to fund. I wish Greta had pressed him a bit further.
Ron Johnson is one of the guys who let the sale of F-16s go through to Egypt.
I think you could add Johnson to that list.
He told Van Susteren, “We need to start devolving this power back to the states, back to the people, because this place — trust me. I’m from the private sector. I’m a manufacturer. It’s impossible to convey the dysfunction of the federal government and of Washington.”
The man is spot-on correct!
BTW, Johnson is dead wrong about Obamacare being permanent law. He's not talking right.
You can probably find something bad to say about any politician. But Johnson is a fiscal conservative. He has principles, and seems to me to be a person of integrity.