Ron is fighting to make sure Wisconsin workers and farmers are allowed to keep more of their own paycheck rather than sending it to Washington. “Over-regulation is an even bigger issue, he said, costing billions of dollars every year for businesses to comply with federal mandates. That’s money that could be better spent on families and growing businesses, such as St. Joseph or family farms.”
“We need this guy for another term,” Dan Kapanke, La Crosse Loggers owner and the Republican challenger to Jennifer Shilling’s Wisconsin Senate seat, said to about 30 supporters gathered to meet with Johnson. “He has done more in one term than his predecessor in three.”
This is the second recent visit for Johnson to the La Crosse area and both visits have focused on rural voters. He visited a Barre Mills dairy farm in May as part of his campaign’s kickoff tour of the state, speaking about the burdens of federal regulations on farmers, which he said greatly increase the cost of doing business.
“People creating jobs in Wisconsin will support my campaign,” Johnson said Monday. Government makes it hard to grow a business, he added, saying as a businessman he knows how to create jobs.
Over-regulation is an even bigger issue, he said, costing billions of dollars every year for businesses to comply with federal mandates. That’s money that could be better spent on families and growing businesses, such as St. Joseph or family farms.
“Agriculture is crucial to the Wisconsin economy,” Johnson said.
Johnson met with supporters and members of Royal Construction at a River Prairie Job site where apartments are being built. Johnson said the job site was perfect for the coalition’s message of pushing for development to improve job creation. He said Royal Construction admitted having a hard time finding workers. Johnson believed attracting young workers into trade careers could help improve the economy, a message he claims has been lost because many youth are being pushed to pursue four-year degrees.
“In so doing, we kind of degrade the trades,” Johnson said. “Let’s face it. There is nothing wrong with being a carpenter, an electrician or a plumber, or working in manufacturing. They are great jobs and great careers. There is no first or second class rate of realizing full human potential. All work has value.”
Republican senator Ron Johnson says his opponent in the November election, Democrat Russ Feingold, wants to take more out of your paycheck.
He made those comments while at a stop in Altoona today to announce a statewide coalition that will mobilize supporters in the Eau Claire area and across the state.
Senator Johnson says Wisconsinites are looking for real leadership to know how to grow an economy and he says he can help do that.
Johnson’s camp announced a new ad campaign Monday targeting farmers and other rural voters in his re-election bid against Democrat Russ Feingold, whom Johnson beat to take the seat in 2010. The digital ads, which will go live in the La Crosse area before spreading to other rural parts of the state, will be visible on digital sites such as Facebook. The ads will focus on rural issues such as proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule changes. The Johnson campaign would not comment about the cost of the ads.
Johnson has focused on agriculture during his visits to the La Crosse region. He visited a dairy farm near Barre Mills during his election kick-off in May, and he had a campaign stop Monday at St. Joseph Equipment, where he talked agriculture issues.
“During his nearly two decades in Washington, Senator Feingold helped lay the ground work for EPA regulations that would drive up costs for Wisconsin farmers and kill jobs,” Johnson campaign spokesman Brian Reisinger said in an announcement of the ad. “Now the EPA’s proposed ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule threatens to let Washington regulate 92 percent of Wisconsin land, including small creeks, ponds and ditches — Senator Feingold wants to rule the ditch, while Ron Johnson wants to ditch the rule.”