Ron has spent the last 30 years building a manufacturing business in Oshkosh.
Russ Feingold? He’s spent the last 30 years as a career politician.calendar
Johnson Campaign Highlights Differences: 30-Year Businessman vs. 30-Year Politician
Oshkosh, WI…Oshkosh manufacturer and U.S. Senate Candidate Ron Johnson continues to share his message of job creation and fiscal restraint with Wisconsin voters, taking his campaign on the road to 144 cities and nearly 50 counties since entering the U.S. Senate race in May. The Johnson campaign also unveiled a new television ad statewide today, highlighting the clear contrast between the Oshkosh small businessman and career politician Russ Feingold.
“As I travel the state talking and listening to voters about getting our economy back on track and balancing the books in Washington, I know there is a deep level of concern with the reckless spending and debt bankrupting our nation—problems Russ Feingold has helped create,” Johnson said. “Wisconsin voters will have a clear choice this fall, and I’m optimistic that together we can bring our country back.”
Russ Feingold’s Spending and Debt Record
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Called The “Stimulus” Bill Feingold Continues to Support “The Largest Spending Bill In The History Of The United States.” (Editorial, “Socialism Arrives: An Ugly Chapter,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 2/17/09)
McClatchy Newspapers Said That The “Stimulus” Bill Was Filled With Pork, Despite Not Technically Being Labeled As So. (Editorial, “Pull Pork From Congress Diet,” McClatchy Newspapers, 2/7/09)
Feingold Voted To Adopt The $3.5 Trillion Fiscal 2010 Budget Resolution That “Would Create As Much Government Debt As Every Other President From George Washington To George W. Bush – Combined.” (Brian Riedl, “A Doubling By Obama,” The Washington Times, 3/24/09; S. Con. Res. 13, CQ Vote #154: Adopted 55-43: R 0-41; D 53-2; I 2-0, 4/2/09, Feingold Voted Yea)
Feingold Acted As The 60th Vote Needed To Increase The Debt Ceiling To $14.29 Trillion. (H.J. Res. 45, CQ Vote #14: Passed 60-39: R 0-39; D 58-0; I 2-0, 1/28/10, Feingold Voted Yea)
Feingold Voted Against Making It More Difficult To Increase The Public Debt. (S. Con. Res. 13, CQ Vote #118: Rejected 43-54: R 41-0; D 2-52; I 0-2, 3/31/09, Feingold Voted Nay)
Feingold Voted Against Making It More Difficult To Consider A Budget Projecting A Debt Level In Any Fiscal Year Covered Where The Debt Level Is Greater Than 90% Of GDP. (S. Con. Res. 13, CQ Vote #119: Rejected 43-55: R 41-0; D 2-53; I 0-2, 4/1/09, Feingold Voted Nay)
Feingold Voted Against Keeping Non-Defense And Non-Veteran Discretionary Spending At Fiscal 2009 Levels For Two Years And Then Allowing A 1% Annual Increase For Fiscal 2012 Through 2014. (S. Con. Res. 13, CQ Vote #120: Rejected 40-58: R 39-2; D 1-54; I 0-2, 4/1/09, Feingold Voted Nay)
Feingold Voted Against Creating A Bipartisan Commission To Examine Long-Term Fiscal Imbalances In The Federal Budget. (S. Con. Res. 13, CQ Vote #123: Rejected 44-54: R 40-1; D 3-52; I 1-1, 4/1/09, Feingold Voted Nay)
Feingold Voted Against Making It More Difficult To Increase Spending Levels Beyond Those Set For Fiscal 2011 And 2012. (S. Con. Res. 13, CQ Vote #124: Rejected 43-55: R 41-0; D 2-53; I 0-2, 4/1/09, Feingold Voted Nay)calendar