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Sen. Ron Johnson: "Stop Relying on the Federal Government to Solve Your Problems"
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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.

--snip--

"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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Can you guess how Sen. Johnson will vote on cloture?
1 posted on 09/26/2013 9:26:20 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: cornelis

His balls have left the building. He’s now to the left of Jeff Flake officially.


2 posted on 09/26/2013 9:27:08 PM PDT by Viennacon
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Sen. Johnson: (202) 224-5323


3 posted on 09/26/2013 9:27:36 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: cornelis

@SenRonJohnson


4 posted on 09/26/2013 9:28:45 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: cornelis

Take over Senate with Tea Party people. Get rid of President Obama—get new President! Then make Obamacare history.


5 posted on 09/26/2013 9:31:17 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: cornelis

He had beter vote no to cloture with those comments


6 posted on 09/26/2013 9:31:54 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Viennacon

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


7 posted on 09/26/2013 9:33:34 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: cornelis

No, Senator, you can defund even mandatory spending. You can withhold funds for anything you choose.


8 posted on 09/26/2013 9:33:34 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Nifster

So far, he has NOT committed to Opposing Cloture. Keep the pressure on him...to keep his Tea Party creds or be labeled RINO.


9 posted on 09/26/2013 9:35:43 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: cornelis

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
KS Pat Roberts R (202) 224-4774
KY Mitch McConnell R (202) 224-2541
KY Rand Paul R (202) 224-4343
LA Mary L. Landrieu D (202) 224-5824
LA David Vitter R (202) 224-4623
MA Edward Markey D (202) 224-2742
MA Elizabeth Warren D (202) 224-4543
MD Benjamin L. Cardin D (202) 224-4524
MD Barbara A. Mikulski D (202) 224-4654
ME Susan M. Collins R (202) 224-2523
ME Angus S. King I (202) 224-5344
MI Carl Levin D (202) 224-6221
MI Debbie Stabenow D (202) 224-4822
MN Al Franken D (202) 224-5641
MN Amy Klobuchar D (202) 224-3244
MO Roy Blunt R (202) 224-5721
MO Claire McCaskill D (202) 224-6154
MS Thad Cochran R (202) 224-5054
MS Roger F. Wicker R (202) 224-6253
MT Max Baucus D (202) 224-2651
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
ND John Hoeven R (202) 224-2551
NE Deb Fischer R (202) 224-6551
NE Mike Johanns R (202) 224-4224
NH Kelly Ayotte R (202) 224-3324
NH Jeanne Shaheen D (202) 224-2841
NJ Jeff Chiesa R (202) 224-3224
NJ Robert Menendez D (202) 224-4744
NM Martin Heinrich D (202) 224-5521
NM Tom Udall D (202) 224-6621
NV Dean Heller R (202) 224-6244
NV Harry Reid D (202) 224-3542
NY Kirsten E. Gillibrand D (202) 224-4451
NY Charles E. Schumer D (202) 224-6542
OH Sherrod Brown D (202) 224-2315
OH Rob Portman R (202) 224-3353
OK Tom Coburn R (202) 224-5754
OK James M. Inhofe R (202) 224-4721
OR Jeff Merkley D (202) 224-3753
OR Ron Wyden D (202) 224-5244
PA Robert P. Casey D (202) 224-6324
PA Patrick J. Toomey R (202) 224-4254
RI Jack Reed D (202) 224-4642
RI Sheldon Whitehouse D (202) 224-2921
SC Lindsey Graham R (202) 224-5972
SC Tim Scott R (202) 224-6121
SD Tim Johnson D (202) 224-5842
SD John Thune R (202) 224-2321
TN Lamar Alexander R (202) 224-4944
TN Bob Corker R (202) 224-3344
TX John Cornyn R (202) 224-2934
UT Orrin G. Hatch R (202) 224-5251
UT Mike Lee R (202) 224-5444
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
WA Patty Murray D (202) 224-2621
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 —————

- See more at: http://tedcruzforsenate.org/tell-your-senators-to-oppose-cloture-on-h-j-res-59/#sthash.CvqYzXvd.s4d7EOIg.dpuf
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TRAITORS:

Orrin Hatch
John Cornyn
Lamar’s caddy
John Thune
Linda Gayham
Tom Coburn
Roy Blunt
B*tch McConnell
Dan Coats
Juan McLame

PATRIOTS:

Jeff Sessions
Marco Rubio
Pat Roberts
David Vitter
Jim Inhofe
Tim Scott
Ted Cruz
Mike Lee
Mike Enzi

Rand Paul had been on this list, but it looks like he has backed off. CALL HIS OFFICE!


10 posted on 09/26/2013 9:41:32 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Johnson came in on the Tea Party vote. I don't think he's on board.

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

11 posted on 09/26/2013 9:41:37 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: Viennacon

You better read or listen to what he actually said. He is right on the money.


12 posted on 09/26/2013 9:42:38 PM PDT by RDasher ("El Nino is climate, La Nina is weather")
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To: cornelis

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.


13 posted on 09/26/2013 9:42:59 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: cornelis

But, but, but - - - - the Government IS the problem !


14 posted on 09/26/2013 9:43:51 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Nifster

From the those comments, he’s saying yes.


15 posted on 09/26/2013 9:44:20 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: Nifster

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.


16 posted on 09/26/2013 9:45:40 PM PDT by stormer
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To: cornelis

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


17 posted on 09/26/2013 9:46:31 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: stormer

Since he is NOT my senator I would have no knowledge of that.


18 posted on 09/26/2013 9:47:20 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: VerySadAmerican
They turn fast, don’t they?

Doesn't take long.

19 posted on 09/26/2013 9:48:18 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: Nifster
I posted the Senator's comments. He's saying a bill is required to defund and that every Republican would vote to defund. But, I'd like to think he'll vote no on cloture. You think he'll vote yes?
20 posted on 09/26/2013 9:51:31 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: cornelis

*** Sell out cowardice on parade Alert***


21 posted on 09/26/2013 9:56:55 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: samadams2000

Like Cornyn, these fools are trying to sound as conservative as possible as they stab conservatives in the back


22 posted on 09/26/2013 9:58:03 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: TBP

Pat Buchanan explains how to do it:
http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/republicans-fix-bayonets/

Johnson will cave, is my prediction.


23 posted on 09/26/2013 10:00:01 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: RDasher
He is right on the money.

It's the same shtick that Boehner said after a crisis: it's up to you now, you have to vote Republican.

24 posted on 09/26/2013 10:01:22 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: cornelis

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.


25 posted on 09/26/2013 10:06:28 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: bigbob

I don’t trust him, but he’s a godsend after Feingold.


26 posted on 09/26/2013 10:07:09 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: cornelis

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.


27 posted on 09/26/2013 10:09:36 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: GeronL

I don’t want the fedgov to solve my problems.

I want it to stop causing them, though.


28 posted on 09/26/2013 10:21:47 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Graewoulf

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.


29 posted on 09/26/2013 10:22:22 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

I thank you on behalf of my four Grandchildren for your efforts.


30 posted on 09/26/2013 10:24:50 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Grams A

The WDC freaks (obviously our betters) don’t want to hear from the people. They are too busy enjoying themselves at the trough.


31 posted on 09/26/2013 10:28:52 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: cornelis

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.


32 posted on 09/26/2013 10:58:37 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: cornelis

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.


33 posted on 09/26/2013 11:07:29 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: GeronL

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.


34 posted on 09/26/2013 11:12:43 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: cornelis

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


35 posted on 09/26/2013 11:43:13 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Nifster

Thank you for your post. Ron Johnson is one of the good guys.


36 posted on 09/27/2013 12:01:55 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Rocky

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.


37 posted on 09/27/2013 2:07:39 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: cornelis

What the is “permanent spending”? Is that like Scottish law or something? Totals bull crap.


38 posted on 09/27/2013 2:46:18 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: RDasher

“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.


39 posted on 09/27/2013 4:14:26 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cornelis

Our founding fathers are spinning in their graves over what this federal government has become!


40 posted on 09/27/2013 5:00:26 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: RDasher

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?


41 posted on 09/27/2013 5:07:37 AM PDT by Toucan Dance
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To: CitizenUSA

“Any Senator who votes yes (on Friday’s cloture vote) is voting to give Harry Reid the power” to fund Obamacare, says Cruz.


42 posted on 09/27/2013 5:20:15 AM PDT by cornelis
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To: mosesdapoet

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.


43 posted on 09/27/2013 5:32:09 AM PDT by cornelis
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To: cornelis
JOHNSON: The bottom line is that the majority leader will always have that power, post-cloture, to amend the bill

And that's the point of the this whole exercise.

To enable the republicans in both houses to slip in their plan b.

Which was the plan all along.

And it doesn't include ever really doing anything at all to get rid of obamacare.
44 posted on 09/27/2013 5:33:20 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Rocky

Ron Johnson is one of the guys who let the sale of F-16s go through to Egypt.


45 posted on 09/27/2013 5:33:26 AM PDT by cornelis
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To: novemberslady
I'm surprised many people still don't get that. Here's a similar thread on Sen. Blunt. He's sounding very anti-Obamacare, but he's voting yes.
46 posted on 09/27/2013 5:39:09 AM PDT by cornelis
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To: Graewoulf

I think you could add Johnson to that list.


47 posted on 09/27/2013 5:40:00 AM PDT by cornelis
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To: Nifster

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!


48 posted on 09/27/2013 7:41:44 AM PDT by Adult Dog
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To: Adult Dog
Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina says the same thing, but he's voting no.

BTW, Johnson is dead wrong about Obamacare being permanent law. He's not talking right.

49 posted on 09/27/2013 8:44:02 AM PDT by cornelis
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To: cornelis
Ron Johnson is one of the guys who let the sale of F-16s go through to Egypt.

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.

50 posted on 09/27/2013 8:55:31 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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