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But it looks good thus far our -- if you win.
What do you think it needs.
Well I think it's it's a victory for courage now here -- -- but I think across the country.
For years I've heard people tell me voters tell me it didn't matter was Democrat -- Republican like people complaining.
The politicians the local level state level particularly at the national level.
Didn't have the courage they have the guts to take on tough issues and it's everybody knows we have to take these issues are.
The politicians -- they get office failed to do that.
To me this a victory tomorrow would be a victory.
For every morning to everyone across the country and in -- local government the state Debra and even those people like my friend Paul Rand a Washington trying to do includes courageous thing.
He would give victory to say that voters really do mean when they said -- wants to take on the tough issues what do you figure that Barack Obama has not been here.
Well I think it's interesting for for all the hype -- you know President Clinton was here we go and they ask -- -- I said it's more interest to me that when the president United States.
-- literally just on the other side -- saint Croix river in Minnesota.
In the Twin Cities when he was.
About the same time in Chicago just south of that was Gaza border continue as a Marine One triple -- yeah I think it's really it's kind of confusing I think to voters here because.
They wonder why would you come in two years ago my saint sabres are running it's now is my put -- back -- And he came -- campaign for the mayor at that point I think it's a sign there's real concern but what I've seen over the weekend which are voters who tell me they voted for my opponent.
Or they tell whether Democrats.
But in each case they tell me the voting for me now either because they like the courage to take on the tough problems.
-- number of over Democrats tell me they don't like the recall process but my guess is the president and his folks.
Just want to shy away from that it was weird governor wanna look at polls in your state did show.
You and the president -- -- -- roughly the same fifty plus percent approval ratings.
That's -- if well our state like many in the midwest.
Is fiercely independent we're not strictly one party or the other people like to vote for the person.
-- so I think some was driven by that -- and I think part of it now is voters like that we were able to -- tackle these tough issues remember it's been.
A year and a half that I've been under siege every last February and march.
The national special interest groups -- washed in particular given to pour money attacking me.
Bringing people when -- attacked me that continue throughout the spring in the Supreme Court -- the state senate recall elections in the summer.
And all throughout last fall and early this year in terms of recall petition itself we've been under about a year and a half source of attacks.
And yet we finally got their numbers up about 50% because the truth is -- and when people hear the truth when they see the facts when they see that are reforms to -- -- -- -- -- -- your opponent says the reforms aren't working and then it's a battle how many jobs are created a stock created.
Clearly the unemployment rate has ticked down six point 7% in the latest read so -- below the national average and that's the wind at your back.
If it's a close election even with the wind at your back and even if you win.
Close to half of those likely voting if that is the case is just go about -- Feel it's not good enough what he said.
Well I think it's part of that year to -- sorts of attacks and we -- able to move on to move forward after Tuesday's election and we get back to what where we started which was.
Last January overwhelmingly bipartisan support for jobs initiatives.
It wasn't until the national forces came -- that you start to see.
A bit of a difference of opinion here we get back to that we start helping small this -- again we think about this two years ago when I ran for governor.
Only 10% of our employers surveyed thought that was -- was had the right direction.
That same survey a couple months ago was conducted for 2012.
94% of our employers so it was -- had the right direction the biggest concern though they had on their list in terms of things that would keep them from hiring people in 2012.
Was the recall.
They're concerned about the recall they believe what we've been doing positive things they believe -- -- the state forward.
But they're scared to death that if the mayor got -- take things backwards and we saw that before what my strategy should take kids backwards that do.
It would be -- the union friendly environment so -- then he would go back to collective bargaining rights that kind of -- unions disparage you -- Think it's even bigger than I think if you go back to what the mayor wants to do didn't completely undo or reforms going back to -- -- the bargain system that's when.
A handful of big government union bosses were charged.
At both the state and the local.
What we did was change that we put the hard working taxpayers in charge not just in state government.
-- and every one of our local governments as well that was good news for small businesses that was good for -- Did you envision that it would get as rough as it did I mean they -- you governor is coming in with this Machiavelli and plan on the stump he said one thing but when you came men.
You were full barrel out to destroy unions that you are as one I think union leader said to -- -- album putting us.
Well on our case it clear difference between I've had great partners in the private sector with private sector unions where my partner and economic development they work with us and the -- infrastructure and improving cost effective reliable sources of power -- been trying to help me what streamlined process for safe and environmentally sound mining.
My problem with public sector union leaders the bosses has been -- they stood in the way of protecting the taxpayer.
I do for eight years as a county official.
I saw the biggest barrier to protecting course services for people and still protecting the property taxpayers.
Was out of control special interest -- so we really stood up to a line in -- and it said I'm gonna stay with the hardworking taxpayers.
It's proven to be effective first time in twelve years.
Property taxes went down an immediate value -- state.
Instead of having a three point six billion dollar budget deficit we have a 154 million dollar budget surplus.
And I like my opponent.
In Milwaukee where unemployment has gone up during his tenure.
Largely because taxes and fees have gone up 43%.
That's going back.
-- -- unions you know counted that as you know governor saying you've done it on their back.
That's not right it's not fair well I guess I'd say that any taxpayer out there who works outside -- government most of that would shake their head in disbelief -- -- statement like that because.
What we did not want my -- a good example.
I've got a younger brother great guy who works as a banquet manager of hotel is a part time bartender his wife sells appliances -- a department store.
They got two daughters my nieces are just beautiful -- -- typical middle class family not just -- -- Scott's.
-- across America.
Last year the height of all of this he scratches his head and -- -- -- I pay more than 800 dollars a month.
For my health insurance and a little bit I can set aside for my 41 K I'd love to have -- deal with the when you're offered for public sector employers they're matching their pension contribution.
And they're paying twelve point 6% for the health insurance most of my hard working taxpayers in the state pay anywhere from twenty to 25% of the health insurance we are still offering of.
Brilliant you did mention that and you campaigned on that in this recall.
And now a lot of these union.
To represent as leaders more to the point governors saying what what he's gonna go full board now.
Probably after -- benefits and really.
Try to kill us off if he wins.
The other great thing we're gonna deal we've seen in other states have been of the do this is we're gonna reward excellence.
We're gonna be -- -- position we can hire and fire based -- we're going to be able to pay based on performance that means rear with a reward great employees particular schools.
I mean in the past I've got two boys who go to public high school here in the state it was -- that's it.
At their school there was no good way to differentiate between a great teacher.
And a teacher that needed some assistance now our schools all across the state.
Can really focus in on merit.
The performance or those -- treated at school and actually surprisingly very well it's a great -- great -- I think the overwhelming majority of teachers and interstate.
So there and put it Tanya -- -- family members picked up well not at the school my kids were targeted on FaceBook by protesters they got all sorts agree if we had thousands of people -- and from outside of our community for her home but better school with their friends with their teacher from their principal is just an exceptional.
They've been just man Alex not just a -- what do you.
You think of bullets outside interest critics -- -- of yours you've got all these outside investors billionaires so the -- and and etc.
-- And the other side as.
Plenty of union interest coming from service sort of workers that a bit in the episodes he turns on and on and on.
It -- a very small fraction from in this state.
In our case interesting thing is more than 70% of our contributions.
Came from people here is fifty bucks a west so whether.
It hit someone here Wisconsin avoid sport so we're just across the way in south -- just over the state line in Illinois.
They're people who understand what's at stake here they understand.
Is they don't stand up and help our campaign now.
The stakes are that high because we're being attacked by -- specialists.
So you lose that when you say what's at stake here.
What what will happen what what what do you fear.
Happens that brings a Nikki Haley error Chris Christie here or Bobby Jindal what did they say -- tell you and -- them.
That that that's gonna lead to some apocalypse.
-- I think it's a combination it's both the practical things that we see the mayor has no plan for economic development no clip from budget so we have to assume.
Well let's first -- -- he says would be to rescind your.
Ready to -- that are the only things said he says you have nothing else about how you balance the rest of budget because the reality is -- people didn't use our -- what what happened it was gets.
Is what we see happening in real time and Illinois.
They raise taxes and individual 67%.
And -- -- 46%.
They've now a year later the budgets even worse off and the governor's proposed closing fourteen state facilities laying off thousands of public of ways to cut more than a billion dollars out of Medicaid.
Those are -- horrific choices.
The places like Illinois doesn't see it it notably would have to be addressing these saying look he's right for all the talk out there there that that there's not.
Collective bargain would only make it more difficult.
The balance the budget what we did was make it easier to balance the budget at both the state of the local level.
Were actually getting things in a way that the that was four bit but the larger context I think beyond Wisconsin.
-- many of my fellow reform minded governors are here in the state of Wisconsin Alaska -- helping us out.
Is they understand that this is really a sign about whether or not elected officials who have the courage to take -- -- --
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