Lt. Gov. Kleefisch: We will move Wisconsin forward
Rebecca Kleefisch on fight to keep her job
- Duration 6:34
- Date Jun 5, 2012
Rebecca Kleefisch on fight to keep her job
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It's it would now with us lieutenant governor America.
-- keep in -- what's odd about it -- she is being -- -- As well as part of this process.
And normally -- elected and in most states as in this state their governor and lieutenant governor together there is an anomaly though here in -- -- -- that in a recall battle.
The lieutenant governor -- -- -- they never address something like this so we could have.
A situation where you have a governor one party lieutenant governor of another time.
Well we don't think that's gonna happen violate welcome to Wisconsin area this starry -- Mike thanks to you right after Wright said what he -- the lieutenant governor leaned over to -- it's a -- -- you got on its.
Welcome as a former news anchor -- I know -- that is light snow right I'm now I know right now I know and that's where you guys are gonna be tonight -- We are gonna be a lot to -- a lot this county is the most conservative county and will have incredible voter turnout today we're really looking hard to celebrating tonight we think it's gonna be a very that they were cautiously optimistic.
But we know that we're gonna have votes coming from all over Wisconsin because that I didn't -- -- And he's confident but what do you -- candidates -- -- it is a possibility.
Let's say the governor gets and but you don't.
I don't think is gonna happen -- -- you whine.
You know we have very passionate voters today on both sides of the political -- but because of that passion because of the energy of our electorate we do not anticipate all that many crossover votes and he believed that that tomorrow I gonna wake up and hopefully we'll have an executive branch intact still be able to continue to move Wisconsin forward.
Let's say you do it either you both.
Are victorious -- you're defeated I know you want to see the former not the latter but.
What it's really close either way or what if these -- senate seats that are up for grabs any one of them go.
That the senate -- and other words of either side can claim victory or drag this out or there could be god forbid.
Of recalls -- already people in swat teams -- lawyers I guess on the other side coming into the state.
The Department of Justice is already.
Monitoring this I don't know what that means but what -- what is going on here.
What's going on is set battle between big public employee union bosses mostly from outside of Wisconsin and the taxpayers we the people you know we have seen so you guys have -- zones on Wisconsin to -- and money has been -- for a -- you have to understand about that.
Our big special interest opponents has spent a year and a half now trying to.
The -- the governor trying to say that these winds these victories that we have had that should be owned by all of Wisconsin.
Don't belong to all of Wisconsin at -- it just -- -- Says voters of Wisconsin the families the tax payers and that's just not true because I'll tell you what we did at three point six billion dollar budget deficit we've fixed it without raising taxes that is a victory owned by everyone's.
So governor when when union chieftains and the my jet -- couple days that you didn't their expense would use.
Well what I say is there are facing some really tough decisions and we didn't have to just fix that three point six billion dollar budget deficit we have to look out into the teacher you know I've two little girls -- six and -- And we know that the cost drivers the teacher in Wisconsin the same as any other state in the country the same as our federal government.
Health care costs are rising.
And pension costs we know the baby boomers are about to retire the first of baby boomers age 65 not this -- last January.
-- need to look out into the future and addressed those things keep -- how do you do that.
You think in retrospect that you could have.
Handle it differently -- lot of union households say well.
They never said that they would completely -- visit it's not quite that collective bargaining I know you and the governor say that's not what you've done.
But that that they say you did things that you said you would not do during the -- that.
Well that's not true but I -- -- go back and explain really quick what we did ask our public employees to do.
When we addressed those problems we asked them to just pay -- -- air.
Much like folks doing the private sector every day and have for years just a share of their own benefits because he can't have your public employees -- Hasn't your items in an earlier didn't actually come up did it come up -- you would.
Seriously look at changing them.
Well collective bargaining as you know in Wisconsin.
Was this close financial because see it in this city where we stand right now.
We had a bus driver city bus driver make it 150000.
Dollars a year because of collective market hasn't -- time.
We saw school districts all across Wisconsin -- who were forced to buy their health insurance for their employees from essentially just one company associated with a -- You seemed to intimate before governors -- -- in retrospect you could have done a couple of yes the other side hasn't signed by the way the video while we could have done -- we could have explained all those things.
For a longer and batter before we actually made the changes before out legislature voted on it because I think if people understood.
That they could have saved tens of millions of dollars just by -- health insurance out her -- Then they would have said this governor lieutenant governor he can't fix.
It's tonight governor let's -- you you do prevail tonight the governor prevails tonight and even these senators who were Republicans.
For both sides of us -- its close.
Won't that ill will last in other -- how -- -- get passes this what is the seventh election we've had in this process I mean where does it end.
It ends tonight.
It ends tonight because after tonight we move forward as a state we focus on creating jobs together as a -- we start -- place.
Our livelihoods of our neighbors in front of politics and that building right behind that.
We start to losers -- a lot of protests in this building tonight but we we start to move Wisconsin forward by creating jobs aren't that many -- now.
Why are they planning protests.
We've -- and I think they're planning protests because they believe and they understand that I reforms have worked.
Our reforms have workers and they are an anti all of -- candidates at that victory well.
Well I hope that everyone in this state can rally around the idea of creating jobs together because that's.
It's not political at all we don't want Republican jobs -- Democrats -- -- from Wisconsin -- all right and did you know how to pronounce want to Chanel because I can't keep telling us.
And in the governor weld who was.
All right very good thank you very very much lieutenant governor at any time I -- love it -- -- -- -- up 8%.
Well they enjoyed seeing me down the street yesterday it was kind of telling.
I'll hum water park capital the well here is it really it is -- -- -- a lot of water and did CB in the water park yesterday governor thank you very very much.