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If you live in Wisconsin you have seen the above commercial from the League of Conservation Voters. The ad calls out Sen. Johnson (R-WI) for being a global warming denier. On Tuesday, Sen. Johnson responded to the ad:

They're calling me a global warming denier, I believe that's what they're saying.
And they say he isn’t smart. He catches on pretty quick.
But Johnson says he's still not convinced, and he's against any policy that could hurt the American worker. “My point is that before we enact policies based on these models - there's no way of seeing whether these things are going to be true or accurate - we need to understand the harm these policies are going to cause to just working individuals.”
Bolding is mine.

Uh, Senator, if you you are against any policy that would harm the American worker why are you against Obamacare, raising the minimum wage and a host of other issues that you have spoken out against when those issues if and when implemented would help the American worker? But, I digress, this is about environmental issues.

"Listen, I view myself as a strong environmentalist, I want to protect the environment. I want a pristine environment. I love to fish, I love the outdoors,  I get my water out of a well. Listen, I'm all about protecting the environment.. but you need a strong healthy economy in order to afford that."
So in order to have clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and an unpolluted environment to play in—we must first destroy it in order to be able to protect it so that the economy is healthy? Wouldn’t it be easier to just do the right thing now and take care of what we have?

Originally posted to Daily Kos Labor on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 02:48 PM PDT.

Also republished by Climate Change SOS, Kitchen Table Kibitzing, Badger State Progressive, and Democracy Addicts.

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