Wisconsin a 'microcosm' of national politics?
What's on the line in recall vote?
- Duration 4:13
- Date Jun 4, 2012
What's on the line in recall vote?
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-- -- Neil wouldn't talk a little bit about why here in Madison in a moment but let's talk about the what's next.
Are we on the verge of another economic crisis -- -- still working through the one that we were end.
You know what do you make of it.
Well the fact you what is numbers you'll -- its agenda they were a little shocking no one expected them to be that soft and we're increasingly see numbers that indicate the economy at the very least is slowing down a lot of market experts that with the -- that.
Fear -- even an outright recession could be -- here.
Keep in mind the latest GDP figures we got showed -- -- of overall output of the economy of close to 2% that -- was not expected.
But we have been seeing this growing talk about.
How you correct that what do you do to rein that in.
-- you extend the bush tax cuts do you walk for more tax relief.
It's a big battle right now and it's sort of being played out in this stated it well because the governor Scott Walker.
Has said that the only way he could add certain things around when he took office and wants to -- did you doubt.
If he stays in office and survives this recall is to continue to cut down the size of the state government -- -- -- -- if the federal government.
We're trying to do that -- -- the approach that the governor is staking is that.
I've got to do this -- for the -- of survival of the state even if it's gonna take off a lot of people.
And in this case it ticked off enough union folks to demand that he be yet thrown out on its -- We'll see if he survives and you let's talk a little bit more about what's at stake because -- -- -- is mentioned summer point two Wisconsin as a microcosm.
At some wire two debates that are happening on up on on different state levels but also on the federal love was as well do you.
Do you see this that that Wisconsin -- happens with the recall over the next 24 hours.
I will determine some ways what direction this conversation goes as at -- than -- -- -- state vs a taxpayer.
Well I think it's a very good question and it's really did the issue of the moment a lot of people call this the most seminal event may -- the most defining event.
Before the big presidential election in the fall made even more so than -- however the Supreme Court rules.
On health care and that's because what this governor's been trying to do.
His supporters say has -- in these excessive costs that have gotten so out of control.
They're going to some you know sort of pigeonholed budgets across the country if they were allowed to continue unabated so that's -- Chris Christie here.
And at so many other governors Bobby Jindal above Louisiana all making this a pitch Nicki -- -- South Carolina that.
Unless you get these public pension benefit costs under some could throw.
He'll be OK now they counter justice aggressively that there's want to controlling those cause there's another -- what you get leader told me here.
About this in -- the unions -- the process that's not -- or not right.
And therein lies the battle but I think what is interesting here is ever since the elections in France with some interpreted to be a sort of and -- austerity response.
That he had been waiting to see what would be the clue in the United States does Wisconsin offering our voters here -- inclined to say enough with these austerity measures enough with these.
-- -- is to try to rein in spending because it's telling us.
Now Governor Walker in an earlier interview would be with 78.
I've got some of the wind at my back here I've got an appointed going down I've got factory production picking up.
The mirror opposite of what's happening nationally and many argue not just the governor that that's going to be one of the things that helps in May be -- by this recall early to tell.
And these polls have a wide swing a possible -- offered up more points.
But it today it did the governor does survive this recall.
He instantly become sort of like a conservative rock star.
If not a rising star generally within his party.
If he doesn't.
Then the feeling is that unions that afford a lot of money evaporated here to count all the money and effort.
Being up -- -- did -- help the governor are alive and well and still breathing fire.
And we'll see -- will play some of that interview by the way next hour when you join us again we get to for today it's always nice -- thank you very much and of course meals -- -- -- entire -- and Leo.
With Scott Walker on his show at 4 PM today and at 8 PM that -- time.
On the Fox Business now.