Ossoff’s empty rhetoric

Jon Ossoff claims his Capitol Hill experience helped him see “waste in Washington,” and on the trail he’s vowed to cut spending and hold Washington accountable. That’s laughable.

The last time Ossoff spent time on Capitol Hill, he worked for Hank Johnson, a liberal with a record of wasteful spending.

In fact, when Ossoff was working for Johnson, he voted for the wasteful stimulus bill that put the country $840 billion in debt, sticking taxpayers with a bill that had no lasting positive impact on the economy.

The truth is – when it comes to saving taxpayers money, Jon Ossoff offers empty rhetoric.


Ossoff Touts Congressman Hank Johnson’s Endorsement

In His Campaign Announcement, Ossoff Said He Had Been Endorsed By Reps. John Lewis And Hank Johnson.“In a press release dated Thursday, Jon Ossoff announced he has raised more than $250,000 and gained endorsements from Democratic Reps. John Lewis and Hank Johnson.” (Dave Williams, “Democrat Ossoff Aims For Congressional Seat,” Atlanta Business Chronicle, 1/5/17)

Johnson Voted For The Obama Stimulus Bill That The CBO Found Added $840 Billion To Debt And Had No Lasting Effects On Economy

In February 2009, Johnson Voted For The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Of 2009. (H.R. 1, Roll Call Vote #70, Passed 246-183; R 0-176, D 246-7, 2/13/09, Johnson Voted Yea; CQ Summary, Accessed 2/9/17)

In February 2015, The Congressional Budget Office Said The Stimulus Added Nearly $840 Billion To U.S. Budget Deficits. “When ARRA was being considered, the Congressional Budget Office and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation estimated that it would increase budget deficits by $787 billion between fiscal years 2009 and 2019. CBO now estimates that the total impact over the 2009– 2019 period will amount to nearly $840 billion (Table 1).” (“Estimated Impact Of The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act,”Congressional Budget Office, February 2015)