Johnson used his prize money to buy himself a seat in the U.S. Senate, but not before he testified against children molested by priests in Milwaukee.
That's the kind of guy he is.
Johnson has distinguished himself in Washington for being an arrogant douchebag. That's not hyperbole - that's what they actually say.
They even wrote articles about it.
He couldn't find enough staff members to hire because no one liked him. Seriously.
So, let's just say the bar is set pretty low in the warmth department for poor ol' Rojo.
So, when Johnson comes out with an idea that's particularly foul and stingy - it would have to be pretty rank for it to gain any notice by anyone.
Ah, Johnson never disappoints in the rank and foul department.
Senator Ron John is suing the U.S. government because he and his staff must purchase health care on the Obamacare website and are eligible for subsidy credits - along with all other federal employees.
Now, if that confuses you, you're not alone.
Johnson believes his staff should not be eligible for subsidies because they are federal employees enrolling in a federal government program that used to contribute to their health care in the form of subsidies.....Gah! It makes no sense.
It did get Johnson some press for using his public paid per diem - which is more than he usually does. Except, it wasn't the kind of press he wanted because Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (who is no Mr. Sunshine, himself) came out and called Johnson's lawsuit a "political stunt."
To which, Johnson replied with "yeah? so what?" or something like that.
The Siren's suggestion to dumb Mr. Johnson is to hire a food taster PDQ. Considering his coffee, lunch and nap-time snacks must be handled and served at some point by the very staff he is suing to withhold health care benefits - we wouldn't be willing to eat or drink anything within a two mile radius of the Capital building.