LETTER: Walker moves state forwardTo the Telegram: Gov. Scott Walker has made some employee groups angry by slightly reducing their disproportional “taxpayer paid for” premium health insurance and pension plans.
To the Telegram:
Gov. Scott Walker has made some employee groups angry by slightly reducing their disproportional “taxpayer paid for” premium health insurance and pension plans. Before Walker, these groups were able to demand, threaten and intimidate the public taxpayers for excessive wages and benefits. Collective bargaining does not mean getting paid more than the rest of the population, protecting lazy or barely working employees, allowing unreasonable paid-for absences, and going into massive debt to meet the greedy demands.
Eliminating over $3 billion of Wisconsin debt without increasing taxes, avoiding many layoffs, creating an environment in which over 86 percent of job creating new businesses would consider entering, and paying back overdue obligations are some of Walker’s accomplishments.
In the three years before Walker, Wisconsin lost about 150,000 jobs.
Barrett has voted to increase taxes at every level he has served in Wisconsin.
The Madison occupy-protest mobs included busloads of paid out-of-state people who want to force you to go back to deficit spending, which will be paid for by your children, grandchildren and beyond. These mobs have threatened bodily harm, vandalized property and interrupted state government in order to intimidate you to get more than is reasonable and affordable.
Walker has made some painful, unpleasant moves in order to balance Wisconsin’s budget and pay off Democrat unsustainable promises and massive debts. Retaining Walker as governor will continue a balanced budget and avoid new massive debt and taxes that would occur under Tom Barrett.