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Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Wayne Johnson Launches “Opportunity Plus Podcast,”
Rallying All Georgians to Get Behind Solving Issues Talked About Around the Kitchen Table
Macon, Ga. April 21, 2020 – With the only comprehensive plan ever developed to end the student loan debt crisis for 1.8 million Georgians, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Wayne Johnson has begun a conservation with Georgia citizens with the launch of the “Opportunity Plus Podcast.”
The “Opportunity Plus Podcast” will provide substantive discussions about the issues Georgians talk about around the kitchen table every day, issues that center on “family security” and relieving safety, health and financial stressors in their lives. Various episodes of the podcast will air from now through the end of the election.
“The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has driven stress in the daily lives of Georgians to an unprecedented place, and someone needs to be talking about that,” said Johnson. “The special U.S. Senate election to fill the unexpired term of Senator Johnny Isakson will present all the candidates on the same ballot with the chance to pick the best candidate committed to making these daily-life, ‘kitchen table’ issues real in Washington. The Opportunity Plus Podcast is a unique way with which I hope to start a different kind of conservation with the voters of Georgia.
“We are committed to finding innovative ways to talk with voters. My campaign was never going to be one that spent millions of dollars on negative ads criticizing other candidates, but rather about offering Georgians something different in a vastly different kind of election.”
Johnson, who is self-funding his campaign, set aside three decades of business success and a senior-level appointment in the Trump Administration last October because he saw the opportunity to fix the student loan debt crisis shackling 1.8 million Georgians and 42 million other Americans. After Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Kelly Loeffler to temporarily fill the seat of Senator Isakson, Johnson committed to stay on the ballot and seek voter support for his Opportunity Plus Plan.
“This is a unique election with no party primaries, and it gives Georgians a once-in-a-lifetime, unique opportunity to rally behind someone who ignores partisan, negative politics and elect someone who will work for them,” said Johnson. “In Georgia, there are 1.8 million people who can rally to the idea of canceling student loan debt, and millions more who can embrace going to college or technical schools debt free.”
Johnson’s Opportunity Plus Plan has three components. They are:
• Opportunity Plus for Higher Education: Johnson’s plan will restructure how higher education is paid for in America. It will allow every high school graduate in Georgia and the nation a chance at a college degree debt free. The Opportunity Plus Plan for Higher Education will cancel student debt for 1.8 million Georgia families, 42 million more families nationally and get the government out of the student loan business. Johnson’s plan will pay for itself. The student loan debt crisis is, as Wayne Johnson has said since last October, “a tragedy hiding in plain sight destroying the fabric of America.”
• Opportunity Plus for Senior Care: Johnson is the only candidate of the 21 on the special U.S. Senate election ballot who uses Medicare, and he is the only candidate on the ballot who has provided care to seniors through his senior living residence communities. He has a specific plan to help families providing in-home care to seniors and, after firsthand experience, knows Medicare is more expensive and less complete than Americans are led to believe.
• Opportunity Plus for Daily Life: Most Georgians do not have $400 to spend in the case of a health emergency. Most have little prospect of income growth in their daily jobs and financial stress – now made worse by the pandemic – has devastating effects on families. Three decades in the financial sector with expertise in consumer loans and finances prepare Wayne Johnson to help Georgians with the daily money stress, including how to navigate job training that can lead to a better income.
“What Georgians face in 2021 coming out of the pandemic will be a level of insecurity being discussed around the kitchen table never before seen or experienced,” said Johnson. “This would be a good time to have someone in the U.S. Senate with a plan and the focus to take on the challenges families face.”
The first episode of the “Opportunity Plus Podcast” introduces Georgians to what the November “jungle” election is all about, its uniqueness and the unique “Opportunity Plus Plan.” The podcast can be found at the campaign website – johnsonsenate.com – or, Apple, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Tune-In, Pandora, I-Heart Radio any other place where you might find a podcast.
About Dr. A. Wayne Johnson
Dr. A. Wayne Johnson is recognized as a preeminent expert on student loan debt in the country. Johnson spent two years inside the Trump administration trying to fix a system he eventually realized was broken beyond repair. Before joining the Trump Administration, Johnson spent more than three decades as an entrepreneur, senior executive and CEO of multiple businesses, both domestic and international, in the consumer finance and customer service support industries. He is a U.S. Army veteran, an Eagle Scout and a product of Georgia’s education system. He holds a PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Mercer University, a Master of Business Administration from Emory University and Bachelor of Arts from Mercer University. He makes his home in Macon, Georgia.