Senator Johnson campaigns in Onalaska and fires back at Obama over Social Security


ONALASKA (WKBT) — Outgoing U.S. Senator from Wisconsin Ron Johnson’s bus tour made a campaign stop at Republican party headquarters in La Crosse County on Tuesday night.

Former President Obama slammed Johnson over Social Security weekend, saying Johnson didn’t care about voters.

Johnson has pushed for the program to move from mandatory to discretionary spending, meaning it must be approved in every annual budget.

The Republican said Obama was the chief deceiver and other Democrats were liars.

“What struck me about his lies — and he was lying about me, he’s the chief deceiver — was how angry he was,” Johnson said. “President Obama, why are you so angry? I mean, you split your time between Martha’s Vineyard, but the sanctuary city that just couldn’t handle, I guess 50 migrants, and Washington, DC, and then he gets to Wisconsin, accusing me of being out of touch.

Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, who is running against Johnson, has proposed raising the Social Security tax cap. Currently, only people earning up to $147,000 are taxed for the program.


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