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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, August 16, 2021

[Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron] Johnson, a millionaire many times over, is not averse to enriching himself. But his most ambitious legislative endeavors have often involved the augmenting of the bank accounts of his political benefactors. ... Confidential tax records, obtained by ProPublica "reveal that Johnson's last-minute maneuver benefited two families more than almost any others in the country--both are worth billions and both are among the senator's biggest donors. Dick and Liz Uihlein of packaging giant Uline, along with roofing magnate Diane Hendricks, together had contributed around $20 million to groups backing Johnson's 2016 reelection campaign. The expanded tax break that Johnson muscled through netted them $215 million in deductions in 2018 alone, drastically reducing the income they owed taxes on.

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While the GQP has abandoned Mitt Romney they still agree that "Corporations are people, my friend."

#1 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-08-16 05:10 PM | Reply

#1 And. Brides are why they run, the salary is just for show.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2021-08-16 05:32 PM | Reply

Every one of these stinking MF's deserves to be investigated, tried and thrown in jail if guilty. It has always been corrupt but with people who are trying to serve the country at the same time, until about 30 years ago, when us Boomers got into power. Buncha greedy pigs now only serving themselves, like Johnson.

#3 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2021-08-16 05:38 PM | Reply

Don't they all work for some rich people in their state? Both parties.

#4 | Posted by Brennnn at 2021-08-16 06:45 PM | Reply

This is what politicians do. Only an idiot who has been living under a rock his entire life would see a news story here.

Make comapaign financing public. Oh, wait. That would mean the benefactors would have to make those laws.

#5 | Posted by jakester at 2021-08-17 12:09 AM | Reply

sounds about right...everything that the GOP does,
is done for the already rich...

#6 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-08-17 07:12 AM | Reply

Thanks to the biden administration: The Taliban special forces: Heavily armed fighters with American equipment and commando-style bullet proof vests and 'night vision goggles'

www.dailymail.co.uk

With the short notice direction to evacuate the massive Bagram Air Base they military were unable to destroy the equipment, and now the Taliban are deadlier than ever....good going dems : (

#7 | Posted by MSgt at 2021-08-18 03:23 PM | Reply

With the short notice direction to evacuate the massive Bagram Air Base...

What short notice? Bagram was handed over to the Afghan government on 01 July.

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-08-18 04:01 PM | Reply

#7 | POSTED BY MSGT

Well worth it to finally end that ---- show.

#9 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2021-08-18 08:41 PM | Reply

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