Barnes campaign: Companies and leaders sent jobs out of Wisconsin – and sent money to US Senator Johnson

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MADISON— A new report shows Ron Johnson received more than $77,000 from executives and companies that outsourced jobs out of Wisconsin. Time and again, he supported the taking of valuable jobs from the Wisconsin workforce to please his donors.

UpNorthNews: Companies and executives sent jobs out of Wisconsin and sent money to Ron Johnson

  • Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson has received $77,400 over the years from individuals and companies engaged in outsourcing work to other states and countries, according to a review of funding records from the campaign provided to UpNorthNews.

  • “To me, it doesn’t make sense for American workers to produce labor-intensive products,” Johnson told the Commercial Association of Realtors-Wisconsin in September 2020, as reported by the era the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Let the billions of people around the world do this and provide us with these goods – high quality, very cheap.”

  • In 2014, Johnson told the Journal Sentinel that outsourcing had been “very good for America.”

  • More recently, in February, Johnson said he would not ask Oshkosh Defense to make Wisconsin his base for manufacturing a new generation of U.S. Postal Service trucks, even though the hometown-based company had recently won a government contract to build 165,000 vehicles. Instead, the company will likely create jobs in South Carolina with a non-union workforce.

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