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Saturday, October 09, 2010

Anti-Government Candidate's Business Boot-Strapped By Government Programs

A fresh AP report details how senate candidate Ron Johnson's businesses have used prison labor and saved $10,000 per year per worker by letting taxpayers pick up their health care costs.
Seattle Times Excerpt:
Republican Senate candidate Ron Johnson, who has campaigned against government subsidies to business, employs up to nine prison inmates at his plastics factories whose health care costs are paid by the state, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.
As noted by illusory tenant - $10K times nine inmates times twelve years equals $1.08M. Government health care, Ron Johnson has often shouted, is the "greatest assault on [his] personal Freedoms in [his] lifetime."

With more news trickling out almost weekly detailing how self-made millionaire Ron Johnson created jobs and padded his profits, it's getting to a point now where his campaign should start identifying which government programs his business could have applied for - but did not benefit from - just to provide some balance.

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