Governor Walker vs. unions
Group petitions for a recall election
- Duration 4:18
- Date Jan 18, 2012
Group petitions for a recall election
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Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is in a fight for his political future immediate future yesterday's Democrats.
Yes they Democrats turned him more than one million signatures in an effort to recall him.
Following the budget showdown last spring well chronicled here yet if the states Government Accountability Office verifies -- signatures a recall election could come as early as me.
And Wisconsin governor Scott Walker joins us I believe this is your debut on the curvy couch -- -- not canceled so great to see you in person.
If you do not I wish I had my wish for you personally it was for better circumstances.
Because now it looks as if you are going to be in the hot seat.
In a recall election which will take place -- -- Probably June maybe -- early July I mean the bottom line is they've got a certified the signatures.
There's plenty examples of people who signed multiple -- but in the end as I predicted before five months ago I said they'll be a recall election we anticipated this -- the end.
We earn the trust of majority of people in the state of Wisconsin remember 2010.
It's our chance or not trust again.
But what you did is you want -- -- that I can't balance the budget without real and in the unions and -- still gonna get rid of collective bargaining rights and we're gonna do right away and you did you passed it in the in your programs in place.
But lot of people are upset.
Yeah you know Accenture CB UU look at all the other states that -- budget of czars of one of the largest in the country per capita.
We -- we're not gonna raise taxes we're not gonna lay off thousands of public employees we're not gonna do a cut in the service like Medicaid -- added more money and Medicaid.
Correcting his budget gimmicks those are things all states did in the past states like.
All in order Connecticut did pieces those things and they faced real troubles -- instead we did long term structural reforms.
Help me now announce my budget but all the local governments all the school districts all the county boards of the -- boards.
Now have long term structural -- make their government work better.
And the real bottom line is the the national unions what their hands on the money.
It's all about the union money it's not about the worker's money.
They want those automatic dues and they'll spend just about -- thing.
To get that back -- national union people who you know they can inject money into your race but they can't vote any idea how.
You know the people of Wisconsin's and I know in 2008.
President Obama -- that's right and then this past year.
Republicans were swept in a power in both houses so -- it -- it was made very close him in Wisconsin for example 2002004.
Was the closest blue state America couple thousand votes.
Was the difference in the race for president -- -- -- close races is that that's for years has been a equally divided state politically Republican and Democrat.
I think in the end though the majority of people this stay put in office to do what I said I mean.
-- -- -- ever recall election normally have a recall about someone who breaks or promises we kept all -- our apartments is and yet you've got to.
Core group that are just sore about.
And by the way Wisconsin has added jobs in the meantime and color costs at the same time I think it's very -- need to look at the same thing that New York is doing with the democratic governor.
Governor Cuomo in the Paper today talking about slashing pensions so will he face the same blowback the only.
Of course -- of course not because it's the politics you had Deval Patrick signed collective bargaining reform Massachusetts you have Cuomo talk about your.
You had a Democrat treasured -- you have Jerry Brown in California.
All -- even Rahm Emanuel a Chicago talking about some of the same things.
At a local level liked what we're doing -- state -- level the difference is the politics it's about the power here.
I -- interesting enough you think that.
People can go back to the days it was stance -- of double digit tax increases.
But billion dollar budget deficits or record job loss for the can work together with us and move the state we'll have overlooked a choice and what I'm getting -- from all the putts -- materially it's not really about governor Scott Walker this is about the next election and the direction of our country.
He really I mean think about it not just about the 22 -- 22012 election.
But ultimately about whether or not we're gonna have leaders whether it's in Wisconsin in Madison are careful -- in new Yorker any state house across America for that into the halls of congress.
What are we gonna do about that my hope is that people were firm not just me but the senators who stood up took that courageous vote and realize long term.
Our state or could truly better off we picked the sorts of actions well it was the big story yesterday and all those boxes carted and it's good to see his like her and her that you think got a New -- -- High percentage -- New York OK Steve's going to be your 2 o'clock two billion.
Well I keep getting these giant fans that you brought it and it has helped us.
Yeah he got Miss America you know we did understand and agree -- -- -- and gradually.