President Obama vs. Gov. Walker
Whose controversial policies worked?
- Duration 5:48
- Date Jun 5, 2012
Whose controversial policies worked?
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And this is a Fox News alert we are expecting results -- the Wisconsin recall primary coming up over a race tonight shortly but at this moment the recall election remains too close to call.
Now tonight is being called the second most important race of the 2012 election year and.
It has enormous national implications for the president now in recent weeks the White House has attempted to stay as far away from this race as possible.
And we look at the Obama record and compare it what Governor Walker has been able to accomplish.
Well it's pretty obvious why the administration was hesitant to get involved now thanks to Walker's budget cuts jobs are being created while tax dollars are being saved.
In addition a monstrous deficit has now become a surplus in Wisconsin.
But that's not the case under the Obama economic plan -- this health care law and has failed stimulus act doing nothing more than and five trillion dollars to the national debt.
And joining me now to debate the two very different has that Governor Walker President Obama had chosen our walker supporter.
Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson and from citizen action of Wisconsin Robert Craig.
And he is a supporter of Tom Barrett art mr.
Craig Percival -- first of all you know for the president to be so close to Wisconsin.
Knowing this is a close race supporting mr.
Not being one of the wind and put his.
You know prestige on the line here -- -- was sending out a tweet you know what -- I -- I heart you I love you.
But not seem a little week -- Well I actually think he should have done more we did get Bill Clinton we got that we -- at a resort says but.
I think the president should have -- more so I don't disagree with you but I think that but I think quite frankly that the results -- -- a huge implication.
For the presidential election so I don't disagree he should have -- more.
-- that -- senator let me let me go to you because there's a lot at stake here and I think more than anything else I think this is gonna send -- message to every reform governor.
That's what their political careers on the line and they said look.
This is what we gotta do to balance our budget I'm gonna make tough decisions but I'm gonna take three point six billion dollars in aid in a deficit.
And -- -- to turn into a surplus but there's going to be a little pain involved do you think politicians.
If -- walker is not recall tonight he survives.
Do you think that -- emboldened politicians to make more courageous decisions like this.
And -- -- was shot and this is incredibly important election nationally because -- we need some stiff spines here in Washington I trying to point out that.
-- the budget deaths of Governor Walker had the courage to lead and actually fix.
Was a thousand times smaller than what we're dealing with here at national level so.
-- if if the reward for actually knowledge and the problem in taking the hard decisions couples to fix it.
It's get booted out of office they'll send a terrible signal to other elected officials.
Here in Washington and they're gonna have to Abdul courage star -- this year to the very serious problems we have -- this nation.
-- and mr.
Craig what what do you agree with us -- Governor Walker or not I don't -- is kind of irrelevant -- -- -- look at the statistics -- your state your unemployment is lower.
The Obama Labor Department confirmed that he's created just under 30000 jobs in the last year.
Three point six billion deficit.
To a surplus of a 150 million do -- not recognize that that is a good thing for your state.
-- the jobs numbers what you take walkers or the traditional jobs numbers are too horrible that hit the worst job performance in the midwest.
The only comparative numbers you have between state sits last in the color for it that -- you're absolutely right you're gonna play -- six point 7% if you're saving.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Rated a single job that job since and a president who lost a million jobs so I'm I'm asking you that he's create when he's on the positive side -- job creation.
Those of labor statistic numbers that's indisputable.
He's also taken such massive deficit.
Unlike President Obama -- give us five trillion in debt.
And it turned it into a surplus you may not agree with his methods but can you can you deny that that is a good responsible thing to do -- Wisconsin.
His job performance of the -- its fiftieth in the -- -- -- as far as the deficit well -- that epithet that we have hope that we have a balanced budget Wisconsin every previous governors -- the -- -- it but he inherited -- -- checking people's rights but he inherited -- three point six million dollar -- -- epithets and he didn't take away people's rights and created huge -- -- -- the -- we've -- I -- history in -- do what I'm saying that it gets disconnected from the deficit -- -- He's well as civilians were without power play not in order to save.
Money I don't give a middleman -- points you put the here's the bottom line because I think it's.
I look I I think it's self evident which is the problem senator and that is that we cannot live beyond our means.
And what's it's what I find interest thing in this race more than anything else.
Is we ask for principled politicians.
We were adding that what we get one it seems that the public if they.
Re elect Scott Walker tonight not allow this recall to go forward.
That indicates to me that the country is getting serious about deficit spending senator.
Absolutely and -- the big difference here between Governor Walker and President Obama is Governor Walker led.
Don't do this president has put forward for budgets now he has yet to propose a solution to save Social Security or Medicare.
His last two budgets now received three votes in congress.
Final tally zeroed 610 that's -- and serious are his proposals are so no it's a stark difference and it's I'm confident that -- Wisconsin are going to be supportive of a -- our elected officials that have actually.
Take around the challenges and and you know tip taking -- votes and solve the problem it's extremely important for our nation.
Thank you both -- being with us and the results from Wisconsin now are beginning that.