Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said the quiet part out loud during an interview back in his home state, where’s he’s seeking another six-year term in the U.S. Senate: Society has a responsibility to help people find jobs, but not to help care for children.
Speaking at the headquarters of Kwik Trip convenience stores in LaCrosse, Johnson said he fully supports cutting unemployment benefits as a way to reduce the shortage of workers in the country, but he’s opposed to helping parents find child care:
“People decide to have families and become parents, that’s something they need to consider when they make that choice. I’ve never really felt it was society’s responsibility to take care of other people’s children.”
Sen. Ron Johnson asked about reducing child care costs: “Well, people decide to have families and become parents. That’s something they need to consider when they make that choice. I’ve never really felt it was society’s responsibility to take care of other people’s children.” pic.twitter.com/HyJr4iTwUG
— Heartland Signal (@HeartlandSignal) January 26, 2022
So we should insist that people work, but if those workers are unable to find or afford child care for their children, that’s their problem? Isn’t that sort of cutting off your nose to spite your face?
It would be interesting to hear Johnson’s thoughts on whether or not orphaned children should be taken care of. Perhaps he’d prefer if we just dumped them alongside the nearest highway and let them fend for themselves in the wild. At least that way we’d have a cost-effective solution to homeless children.
Also, if a child is unable to afford a school lunch, would Johnson be in favor of making that kid sit by him or herself at a table marked “Too poor to eat”? Or would he just make them scrounge in the garbage cans after the more fortunate children had thrown away their scraps?
Based on the reaction Johnson’s comments received online, he may want to start walking them back ASAP. Take a look:
I’ve never really felt it was society’s responsibility to take care of other people’s salaries. You gonna return your senate paycheck & forfeit your healthcare?
— Jackie S 🇺🇸🗽 (@KaysGramma) January 26, 2022
First he claims it’s a choice to have a family then he claims that it’s not society’s job to take care of children but he ultimately wants to take away that choice so you’re forced to have a child but once it’s born it’s not their problem? Did I get they right?
— Daniela DiMarco (@dannigirl62) January 26, 2022
Ron Johnson wants the government to accept responsibility for policing women’s wombs, but children aren’t society’s responsibility.
— Patricia Prokop (@prokop_patricia) January 26, 2022
Soon he will reverse himself when businesses cannot hire find employees because no one can afford to have children. Already happening in Europe. His take on young couples not having children would make a good commercial. Don’t have children until you can afford them. NEVER
— Tom Hickey🌈BLM 💉💉💉 (@TomHick38167091) January 26, 2022
I remember when Jesus said the same things
— T-Fez (@tfiess) January 26, 2022
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