Gov. Walker: Our secret weapon is the truth
Wisconsin governor talks recall vote, 2012 election
- Duration 5:31
- Date May 30, 2012
Wisconsin governor talks recall vote, 2012 election
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How -- Wisconsin recall has garnered national attention now on the -- -- -- -- Republican governor Scott Walker who is looking to rein in the out of control spending in his state.
On the other a democratic -- well Democratic Party look at it is nothing more than a piece.
Big labor and so next Tuesday Wisconsin voters will take to the polls to speak their minds.
Make no mistake this is not just an issue for one state because according to the DNC chair.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz -- -- this is a must win contest for Democrats.
Ultimately I think Tom -- will pull this out but regardless it's given the Obama for America operation an opportunity to.
Generally dry right now we need a bar and a NASA says that significant dynamic -- his presidential campaign which was can't really be -- I by the Romney campaign of the Republicans because they've they've they've ignored on the ground operation.
-- so why is this say quote try run for Democrats because of the camp by the outcome -- all the money that's being funneled into this race by big labor and other radical left wing forces.
Well that means that notion ought to keep in the White House either and considering the latest poll out of Wisconsin.
-- -- is reason for concern as Governor Walker is now up by seven points over Barrett that's 52 to 45%.
And joining me live with reaction to all of -- the man himself the governor of the great state of Wisconsin Scott Walker governor -- I don't spend a rough -- for you and the people of your state.
Your state was headed for record deficits and debt.
How much dead where you facing.
Before you decided that hey you know what what private sector benefits that should be for public employees how how much that we face.
We had a deficit we inherited a year and a half ago three point six billion dollars.
There was only one of the biggest in the State's history it was one of the biggest per capita.
And unlike other states like -- -- California that I have even bigger budget -- is today.
We chose to balance it without raising taxes without massive layoffs without cuts and things like Medicaid.
And instead we put in place long term structural reforms and helped us not just a -- state budget but our local government budgets for years to come -- -- what we did was about thinking more.
About the next generation that we did about the next election is that what you elect us to do that's exactly what we did.
Right so now that you're able to close that budget gap and now you have a balanced budget in place is that correct.
Yet that the amazing thing Sean has all the things they claim this this hold election this recall election was about they don't talk about anymore.
We documented more than a billion dollars worth of savings for the hardworking taxpayers.
We literally now for the first time in twelve years have property taxes going down an immediate value -- state.
And the state has a 154.
Million dollar surplus of the best news of all today.
Is that jobs not just the numbers -- in the state as we've collected from our employers but today the very federal government that my opponent claimed had not confirm them.
Today the federal government's Bureau of Labor Statistics confirm.
That was dancing -- jobs 23608.
New jobs in 2011 we're getting jobs in 2012 in fact since I've been governor in the state.
More than 30000 new jobs the unemployment rate six point 7% the lowest it's been since 2008 we're turning things around we're in this state the right direction right so.
It's so you're able to take this huge budget deficit.
But all you sent to the unions because this is the danger that I see still -- is out there for you.
And I think the people Wisconsin need to take real take real close attention.
Is that big labor these radical groups people that -- bused in from the outside all this outside money has come and and even if it's 50% of the population and -- a good piece on this tonight.
Those those union leftists.
That have their own self interest at stake here.
They're -- -- out -- force against Cuban is they want the benefits they didn't want to pay what the average person Wisconsin is paying for their benefits.
So the question is -- you feel confident you'll be able to get your base the independence in your state that I have to pay this -- out there to Canada.
Well obviously to a good poll numbers you'd rather be ahead than behind but I'm still very concerned if you're right you should watch -- -- -- Since last February we've been under massive assault millions tens of millions of dollars that have come -- over the past year and after attackers.
Thousands of bodies brought in from outside of the state.
People under attack throughout this time it is just been over -- Our secret weapon has been the truth the more we get the truth out.
The more we change the debate would put the focus on but there's still invested just -- people to help us out.
At Scott Walker dot org to help us get that message out because if they ever be I had a guy today at a at a at a factory that you get run just yesterday I should say.
-- union employees who said you know what we're voting for you because it's about time.
Everybody pays their fair share that includes the public sectors -- the private sector I need guys like that at the polls on Tuesday.
Those that I think is a key election but as you win this this recall election I also think it opens it up for governor Romney.
Come November and if the governor can take.
I think the selections in the baggage that that -- also gonna watch very closely and governor.
Congratulations it's really -- and a -- of principled.
Politician in office that actually cares about future generations.
And it's you know I know a lot of the paid -- the media out there we have these paid -- consultants taken money from big labor.
I've been hammering you but I don't think it's having the effect they wanted to to have so thank you for being -- Thank you -- going to be with -- appreciated and coming up next.