What They’re Saying: Ron Johnson Travels Across Wisconsin Listening to the Concerns of Local Communities

Kickoff tour highlights how he’s working for Wisconsin taxpayers on the issues that matter to them

On Monday, Ron Johnson officially kicked off his campaign for U.S. Senate, traveling across the state talking about how he’s working to improve our economic and national security by addressing the concerns of local communities. Coverage of stops across the state so far – in the Oshkosh, Green Bay, Laona, Rhinelander, Wausau, Superior and Hudson areas – has highlighted the range of issues where he’s working for Wisconsin and standing up to Washington dysfunction.

Check out what they’re saying:

The Oshkosh Northwestern and Gannett Wisconsin reported on Ron’s official kickoff at PACUR, the company he helped build in Oshkosh, and the tour to follow: “‘This is what I am. I’m a manufacturer. This is my place. This is where I feel most comfortable. I think that’s a good thing. Hopefully Wisconsinites will value somebody who is not a career politician, who actually does know how to solve problems. If that’s the case I have a really good shot at it.'”

At his stop at Fox Valley Metal-Tech in Ashwaubenon, Ron talked about the need for government to get out of the way of Wisconsin businesses in order to create more jobs and increase wages: “Johnson said his priority if re-elected would be to improve the nation’s economy. He said the way to create more jobs and increase wages for workers is by reducing government regulations that prevent businesses from growing. ‘I’m concerned about income inequality. I’m concerned about stagnant wages. If you’re concerned about that, look no further. The fact that median household income has basically been flat for years — the reason is the regulatory burden of the federal government,’ Johnson said.”

A key focus of the local stops Ron has made has been reducing the overwhelming regulatory burden on local Wisconsin businesses: “‘Economic growth is the number one component of the solution for so many of these problems facing this nation, and I actually know how to grow an economy,” Johnson said. “We have to reduce the regulatory burden and we have to have a competitive tax system. We all want a clean environment, but we have to keep energy prices low so we can compete on a global basis.'”

In addition to talking with small businesses and manufacturers, Ron has been talking with Wisconsinites about local issues like timber and wolves: “Peterson Wood Treatment Inc. Is just one of the many manufacturers he’s visited along the way. He started the tour at PACUR in Oshkosh, a facility he co-founded. Following that, he made stops to talk about manufacturing jobs in Green Bay, Laona, and Rhinelander. He also discussed issues facing rural families and the timber industry.”