Scott Walker is a hero to me, and he is my choice for the next President of the United States. Walker is a Republican; he first ran for a political office when he was 22 years old and is the current Governor of Wisconsin. Since he was sworn into office on January 3, 2011, he has made a tremendous difference in Wisconsin.
Soon after being sworn into office, Walker introduced a plan to repair the state budget by modifying collective bargaining rights for most of the state employees; his plan cut more than $1 billion from the state’s biennial education budget and $500 million from the state’s biennial Medicaid budget. As you probably remember, there were big protests at the state capitol building and a recall effort for the governor. In June 2012, Walker faced off again with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a recall election – and defeated him for a second time. Walker received more than 53% of the vote – a larger margin than the first election - and is the first and only governor in the United States to win a gubernatorial recall election.
Last week Walker made an announcement that “should have caused a political earthquake” according Rush Limbaugh; however, the news was not widely reported. The news should have been shouted from the roof tops because Governor Walker found the way to solve the problems in our national economy. Governor Walker’s announcement claimed that unemployment in his state had dropped so far that he could cut income and property taxes and returns the state budget surplus to the taxpayers – the people who earned the money in the first place.
Limbaugh claimed that the situation in Wisconsin is a lesson for conservatives around the nation: conservative principles can work. “For us as conservatives, Wisconsin and Governor Walker, everything that we want to happen happened here. We want somebody who believes in conservatism and can articulate it, who gets elected on that basis and then implements it.
“Everything that we are demanding as voters, everything that you demand as tea party members are demanding, Scott Walker did!”
Not only did he do it, but he did it with great opposition by “the strongest union protests in the country this century.” The media was all over the story while the union members were protesting by the thousands; now they refuse to report Governor Walker’s successes. I encourage you to listen to Limbaugh’s explanation of what happened in Wisconsin.
In spite of all of his successes, Governor Walker is still facing protests. An atheist group requested that he remove a Bible verse from his official Facebook and Twitter accounts. All the Governor put on his accounts on March 16 was Philippians 4:13; he did not actually include the verse: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Governor Walker refuses to remove the post; his press secretary said: “The verse was part of a devotional he read that morning, which inspired him, and he chose to share it.” He uses his social media accounts to “engage with Wisconsinites” on both public policy matters and to let his constituents know better “who he is.” Governor Walker refused to back down, and the atheists backed down this time.
We need a leader that can take on the public unions and beat them. We need a leader that will defend freedom of religion – and our other freedoms. Governor Walker has shown that he is not afraid of protesters and will stand on his principles. Our nation is in dire need of a leader like Governor Scott Walker!
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