The Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker, (R/WI), is truly a “profile in courage”, standing up to not only massive protests by members of public-sector state employees but also to President Barak Obama and the Democratic Party. At the same time, it has made members of his party stronger for doing what needed to be done.
“If anything, I think it’s made the Republicans in the Assembly and the Senate stronger,” he told Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren in an interview Thursday night. “They’re not going to be bullied. They’re not going to be intimidated.”
Walker also fired back at President Obama, who sided with the public employees, saying on Fox News Friday, “We are focused on balancing our budget. It would be wise for the government and others in Washington to focus on balancing their budgets, which they are a long way off from doing.”
The above words come from a man whom, IMHO, is a profile in courage. He will not let public sector unions bully him what to do, not sway him away from what he was elected to do, make the important decisions that are necessary in these tough economic times.
The who issue stems from WI public workers upset over the issue of the plan to require them to pay to receive pension and healthcare benefits as well to also remove collected bargining rights from some members.
At a time when many people in the private sectors, if not having lost there jobs, have to cope with decreased hours or cuts in pay, to see the public employees become very unrealistic during this very difficult economic time makes for resentment that is not called for.
What is worse is President Barak Obama and the Democrats getting involved at a time when Washington D.C. has not shown any good examples in the efforts to balance the federal budget, not putting actions to the words he says, of the needs to “live within your means”. President Obama, you have to walk the walk as well as talk the talk.
Added to that, with a group of WI State Democratic Senators having decided to take off and having not returned, Gov. Walker also have said:”Walker’s words are his latest attempt to goad state Democrats back to the capitol to vote on his plan. He held a press conference on Thursday afternoon, urging them to return to the state after some fled to neighboring Illinois in order to avoid state law enforcement from bringing them back to Madison.
Asked if he has the authority to retrieve them out-of-state, Walker said, “That’s a really big question for us.
“I mean, the bottom line is very — very much similar to when you’ve had redistricting battles, lawmakers go to other states, as well, from other states,” he said. “I think in Texas and Oklahoma years ago, that happened. Again, I hope it doesn’t get to that. That would be ridiculous.”
A word of advice, hang in there Governor Walker, this soon shall pass.
With MANY THANKS to both The Hill and Jordan Fabian. Read More Here:WI Governor Nor GOP Will Not Be Bullied\”