The Hill: Sen. Johnson: Obama ‘not someone we can compromise with’

By Josiah Ryan

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) on Thursday, proclaimed that under the Obama presidency the United States had reached a low level of socialism.

The freshman senator, who was speaking to a group of conservaties in Washington, explained that U.S. federal spending was nearing levels seen in countries whose economies are on the brinkg – like Greece and Italy.

“Congratulations America! We have arrived at the lower level of European socialism!” he said, as reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Friday.

“President Obama is not someone we can compromise with,” he continued, speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington DC. “President Obama is someone we must defeat.”

Johnson, who is new to Washington, has made a name for himself in the 112th Congress as staunch conservative willing to wield the Senate’s procedural tools to bring to protest Democrats’ leadership of the upper chamber.

Obama is “not working with us in good faith,” said Johnson. He is “just running for re-election.”

This article was published on The Hill.