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Johnson: Obama Told Me We Can’t Scare Americans with Truth on Deficit

Saturday on “Morning Martini,” from the Wisconsin Conservative Action Conference, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told a story about discussing the future deficit numbers with President Barack Obama at the White House.

While discussing putting everything on the table to deal with the debt and deficit, Johnson said after showing Obama the numbers on the 30-year projection of the deficit, he asked him to “show the America people the numbers. Take to the America people the truth.”

Johnson continued, “You know what he told me. He said Ron, we can’t show the America public numbers that big. If we do it will scare them. They will give up hope.”

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