Oshkosh, WI - Senator Ron Johnson (WI) issued the following statement regarding the visit of Vice President Biden to Wisconsin:
"As Americans have discovered, words and promises from Vice President Biden and President Obama are cheap. The Obama/Biden team should be judged by the results of their policies over the past 4 years, not
their intentions or campaign promises of today.
"What were those policies? While the nation was suffering deep unemployment, record debt and economic calamity, the Obama/Biden team barely focused on the economy or debt at all during the first two years. Their first priority was ideological. Obama Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel, cynically declared their partisan agenda for America from day one, 'You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.' They didn't. They ignored the fundamental causes of our economic woes and grew government instead. Their crowning achievement during the first two years was a government health program most Americans didn't want and can't afford.
"What have been the results after 4 years? A national debt of $16 Trillion. 23 million Americans looking for work. Evaporating family income and higher food and energy costs. Higher federal spending and future deficits exceeding a trillion dollars per year well into the future.
"It is no wonder President Obama and Vice President Biden are running a campaign based on distractions, division and class warfare. They can't run on their record."