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Thomas Schank: In defense of Sen.Ron Johnson

Thomas Schank: In defense of Sen.Ron Johnson

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Johnson says comments about Capitol breach were not racist

FILE - In this March 3, 2021 file photo, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks during a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Senate Committee on Rules and Administration joint hearing examining the January 6, attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Critics of Johnson are calling him racist after he told an interviewer on Thursday, March 11, that he wasn’t worried about the supporters of former President Donald Trump who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January, but might have been concerned if they had been Black Lives Matter protesters. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

If US representatives cared about our children and grandchildren, they would all have voted against the Covid Relief Bill. Currently the federal debt is $28 trillion. That amounts to $85,000/US citizen or $224,000/taxpayer.

The bill's shotgun approach to sending out relief checks makes no sense. A large portion of the population receiving checks lost no income. Personal income grew 6.1% in 2020. Money was given to schools that refused to open.

A substantial amount of money was given to New York and California. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is fighting impeachment and Gov. Gavin Newsom is being recalled. We pay for their unethical and mismanagement of the pandemic and states' economies.

A $300 bonus is given as an incentive not to go back to work. New York and California have the highest unemployment rates thanks to their governors.

Johnson has been ridiculed for not taking the Covid vaccination. He already had Covid. Per Healthworld/The Economic News "those who have recovered from Covid do not need to be vaccinated since they already developed the antibodies to fight the disease".

Johnson also gets negative feedback from saying he would be more fearful in a BLM demonstration than in the Capitol siege. It should be easy to understand this view point from a conservative white male. The "peaceful" BLM/DC demonstration burned the historical St. John's Church across from the White House. They would have likely burned the White House if not protected. 60+ Secret Service officers were injured in the riot.

Thomas Schank

Arcadia

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