Thursday, May 19, 2011

You Can Trust Sunspot Johnson

(My latest Letter to the Editor of the Eau Claire paper:)

I’m glad to see that Senator Ron Johnson is proving himself trustworthy.

The oil industry poured $89,600 into his campaign coffers, and he did exactly what they paid him to do. He voted to continue the $21 billion in subsidies that our government hands out to the oil companies every year.

In a time of great concern over our Federal deficits, this was a truly courageous act. Not every senator could be trusted to push aside the interests of the people who elected him in order to keep faith with the ultra-rich oil companies who bought him.

I’m sure Ron’s willingness to impose cuts to services that benefit ordinary people in order to shift even more wealth to the giant corporations will continue to be well-rewarded.