How dare a Republican help prisoners earn money and learn a trade!
The absoluter horror!
The Democrat-media complex today is attacking successful businessman Ron Johnson for employing prisoners at one of his factories.
The AP reported:
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.
Johnson, a political newcomer challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, is running as a businessman and job creator who opposes subsidies as government interference in the free market. He holds a slight lead in the race, according to recent polls.
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Public records show that Pacur Inc. and Dynamic Drinkware LLC, two companies run by Johnson, employ up to nine inmates at a time through a state Corrections Department jobs program.
Johnson’s companies offer private health insurance to the regular employees at the Oshkosh factories. But Melissa Roberts, an executive assistant with the Corrections Department, said the companies don’t have to cover the inmate workers. “The benefit is that they don’t have to pay health benefits,” she said.
At least Johnson is creating jobs – even for inmates – Something that is foreign to far left lib Russ Feingold.
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