Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ron Johnson on Climate Change Sunspots, and the Uncertainty of Business Uncertainty

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ron Johnson is your cookie cutter crazy kind of conservative. Johnson is convinced that what he’s saying makes sense, even though it's based on his own clueless opinions. Like climate change...
jsonline: A global warming skeptic, Johnson said extreme weather phenomena were better explained by sunspots than an overload of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, as many scientists believe. Johnson … described believers … "crazy" and the theory as "lunacy." "It's far more likely that it's just sunspot activity or just something in the geologic eons of time," he said.
He really said that. This is what passes as thoughtful conservativism. These abstracts keep their Democratic opponents guessing and their base energized enough to carry off their typically tortured, scattershot debates. Like this amazing solution to polution:
A strong economy is the best way to preserve a good environment, Johnson said. "A fool's errand," Johnson said. "I don't think we can do anything about controlling what our climate is."
How easy was that? And when it comes to Supreme Court nominees; no litmus test…unless you count their views and past record or decisions.
On Supreme Court nominees, Johnson said he had no "litmus test" to support or oppose a candidate. However, he said he would vote against a nominee whose views he disagreed with and would filibuster a nominee with views he strongly opposed. He said he would have voted against both of President Obama's Supreme Court appointees, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, as well as both appointees of President Clinton - Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Johnson’s admirable “no litmus test” position doesn’t even preclude appointing a conservative activist justice. How fair is that?

This “married into wealth” self-made entrepreneur is easily confused by health care and financial industry reform laws.
Both contributed to uncertainty for businesses, which inhibits growth, Johnson said. He favors repeal of both laws.
Nothing creates “certainty” like passing health care and financial reform, then repealing it and then changing it again into something else, after months or years of debate in congress.

Millionaire Ron Johnson has one flaw though; his love for the Bush tax cuts. It's a stimulus for the perpetually wealthy, and paid for by the children of the now struggling middle-class.

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