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A. There are absolutely examples of waste in the defense budget, and waste should be cut. But there are certain priorities that should absolutely be preserved such as protection for the finest among us, our troops whose mission is to protect this nation.
Q. Does Ron Johnson endorse Paul Ryan’s Roadmap plan? If yes, why. If not, why not?
A. He applauds Paul Ryan for putting forth a plan in good faith to begin the conversation on entitlement reform. Even President Obama has called the Roadmap a serious plan. Ron will look at all the plans and all the ideas on the table when he gets to Washington and work with anybody serious about crafting a bipartisan plan to keep our entitlement programs sustainable after first securing benefits for current retirees and those near retirement. Two things he would not consider in any package would be raising taxes or mandatory privatization of Social Security.