Yahoo News reports:
Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson argued against government efforts to make child care cheaper for parents during a visit on Tuesday to Kwik Trip’s headquarters in La Crosse.
“People decide to have families and become parents. That’s something they need to consider when they make that choice,” Johnson told local Wisconsin TV station WKBT. “I’ve never really felt it was society’s responsibility to take care of other people’s children.”
Speaking to WKBT, Johnson said that he did not support moves by the government to help families find child care options. Instead, Johnson told the news station that he would support slashing unemployment benefits to get more people back to work and alleviate the ongoing labor shortage.
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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
Johnson does not want the government providing assistance for child care, yet had no qualms about voting for tax cuts for himself and his fellow multimillionaires. 🙃https://t.co/y8VTdRWtEl
— The American Independent (@AmerIndependent) January 27, 2022
Elected leaders should be advocating to set our children up for success, not against it. This is shameful behavior from Senator Ron Johnson.https://t.co/WKQIa92Ivc
— Wisconsin Democrats (@WisDems) January 26, 2022
Not only does Ron Johnson want to cut unemployment benefits, but he wants to make it harder for working people to get child care so they CAN work. Your RT and small donation will help us defeat him. https://t.co/Olk5ISfdzP
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) January 27, 2022