Gov. Scott Walker and President Barack Obama have something in common. Yes, you read that right, for they both won two elections in their current positions. But that’s all they have in common.
Let’s take a closer look at what differentiates the two men. As I understand it, Obama added over $6 trillion — a trillion is a 1,000 billion — to our national debt while Walker erased a $3.6 billion deficit and balanced the budget without raising taxes. The state of Wisconsin now has a surplus.
Obama’s budget includes further tax increases on the American people, that is, those of us that pay taxes, totaling over $563 billion. The Walker Budget includes tax cuts across the board to help spur job growth in the stagnant economy.
And we can’t overlook Obamacare. It becomes totally implemented Jan. 1 with over $1 billion in new taxes and further forces individuals into government dependence, while Walker is working to provide reform that not only helps those in need but provides a path from government dependence to true independence.
Taking a closer look at the Obama administration, he promised to make his administration the most transparent in history. The recent scandals with the Benghazi cover up, the IRS targeting of conservative and religious groups, and the Department of Justice investigating news organizations shows that hasn’t been the case. Americans deserve to know the truth and what, if any, role the president played in these scandals.
Obama has been unable to restore confidence in our national economy with unemployment remaining over 7 percent, the “New Norm.”.
Walker in the meantime, has made it his priority to champion small business, creating an environment with pro-growth policies where businesses can grow and thrive with statewide unemployment less than the national percentage.
In short, there is a definite contrast as Wisconsin has seen a turnaround while the country has not. Walker is a leader who stands for our freedom and isn’t afraid to make the tough but prudent decisions. On the other hand, Obama continues to mislead the American people on critical issues even claiming he learned about some of the scandals as we did, watching the news on TV.
As these scandals continue to unfold and the American people attempt to get the answers they deserve, I ask an age old question.