They Say Politics Is Local

May 29, 2012

By Linda Ragsdale

Ok.  Then why am I going to Wisconsin to help Governor Scott Walker fight this upcoming recall?  I’m going because I believe in what Governor Walker is doing for the state of Wisconsin!  When Gov Walker took office in February 2011 he proposed a budget that would save the state approximately $30 million the first year and $300 million over the next two years.  And guess what?  This would have been done without raising taxes or laying state workers off.  Sounds good, right?  But because the bill would require the State Workers Union and the Teachers Union to pay a little extra for their benefits, the unions have decided that Walker is doing a terrible job and shouldn’t even finish his term.  It’s amazing that someone can save the state money, save jobs and not raise taxes in an economy like this but still be subject to a recall.

My question is this.  Why are some voters being swayed by the union thugs, big money and special interests to overturn the will of the people?  Polls have been showing that among those likely to vote, Scott Walker is leading by about 4-6 points (depending on the poll).  This is good news for not only Governor Walker and the citizens of Wisconsin but also for common-sense Americans everywhere.  We must all stand with Walker and tell the unions that they may have money but they do not represent the will of the people.

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