Oshkosh, WI – Oshkosh manufacturer and United States Senate candidate Ron Johnson said today he is pleased the United States Export-Import Bank is apparently willing to stop threatening hundreds of Wisconsin jobs. But as the President visits Racine today, there will be more tough questions to answer about the Administration’s support for job-killing policies.
“I am extremely pleased the Export-Import Bank reversed an initially troubling decision which threatened hundreds of Wisconsin jobs,” Johnson said. “This decision served as a wake-up call: extreme environmental policies have a real impact on Wisconsin jobs.”
Johnson said if Russ Feingold and the federal government had been creating a business-friendly regulatory environment from the start, there would be no need for bureaucrats to swoop in and try to fix their own problem by rolling back unfriendly business policies.
“Until the President commits to abandoning plans to ram through costly cap-and-trade legislation, we simply cannot take his word that he’s serious about fixing our economy as he will promote in Racine today,” Johnson said.
On top of the extreme environmental policies Washington Democrats promote, their record on spending and debt provide further proof that they simply cannot be trusted to fix our economy. Despite trillions of dollars of spending from the President and Russ Feingold, national unemployment is still at 9.7% and Wisconsin is shedding the private-sector jobs that fuel the economy at an alarming rate.
“If the failures of Russ Feingold’s stimulus bill have taught us anything, it’s that government spending is not the answer to creating private sector job growth,” Johnson said. “Cutting government spending, rejecting new taxes, and streamlining regulatory red tape are all straightforward measures that will help businesses compete on a level playing field.”
Johnson, 55, owns PACUR LLC and is an accountant. PACUR is an Oshkosh-based manufacturing facility that specializes in a variety of plastics manufacturing for medical, commercial and industrial purposes.calendar