Gov. Mitch Daniels on the state of US economy
Governor of Indiana on 'Special Report'
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- Date Jun 5, 2012
Governor of Indiana on 'Special Report'
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Welcome back to Waukesha Wisconsin just outside Milwaukee where voters.
Our design deciding today whether to recall Republican governor Scott Walker.
Today's election was sparked by Walker's legislation.
Limiting public workers' collective bargaining power.
I talked about that and other topics recently with another national political figure.
Indiana governor Mitch Daniels he reflected on a similar effort of his own.
We took similar steps in Indiana eight years ago and yes we've saved a lot of money.
But that was never -- the main objective and hasn't in the main affect the main effect has -- that we are delivering public services.
Protection of children public safety.
The bureau of motor vehicles on and on much more effectively than before they're interesting to me that.
Controversy out there that.
As we all understood it started over government unions are they too.
Powerful that's not what they're arguing about -- those issues aren't being raised by his opponents must mean something I think it means that folks have.
First of all seen some reforms actually working.
-- there are beginning to lower costs keep teachers on the job things like that he's like that that.
-- -- would happen doesn't have national implications that race in Wisconsin college now I think most people feel that it that it does.
Of the historic pattern in which now public employees in the country -- paid more than the folks who pay their salaries have Richard yeah.
There's ten of them have.
Almost bulletproof job protection.
None of which is available.
To folks in a struggling private economy so.
Win or lose I think a lot more people have become aware of this and I looked closer to homes they ended and we anything going on here -- -- -- Deficit and debt.
I think it's coming up a lot governor Romney -- using average debt clock behind him at some -- that's.
Do you think that the American public.
Is ready to grapple with and that -- -- -- In this election the American -- more ready than.
Some of our political class kind of look whom I don't think give the American people enough credit million people.
They may not know the numbers in the details but they -- sense and understand that.
We -- very dangerous place and you hear somebody saying you can't content too much at the beginning because you're going to affect.
The economy right off that you can you can't shop right away from the federal government because that will have an adverse effect do you buy that I don't buy that.
I think in fact there.
The first step on the way to recovery someone recently wrote we need to recovery from this recovery has been pathetically weak -- so what we're doing is not working they'll -- I.
Then reminded lately Saint Augustine once wrote god please make me -- but not just not yet.
A lot of our politicians like that they want to they want to start.
Trimming our -- but gosh not now tax -- very exciting possibility of me because I think that a lot of Democrats -- -- We've been down this -- wrote report.
And -- it can be done it was done in the eighties.
I was a small part of that horrible for President Reagan.
Did was bipartisan and it worked and so lower rates.
-- loopholes and exemptions.
Has been proven to be job creating strategies and -- addresses I think perfectly fair question how to make sure everybody contributes to the wrong way.
Who did get wealthier people to contribute more is not that keep jacking up rates and and dysfunctional taxes.
So when you hear President Obama -- everyone has to pay their fair share.
What do you hear it right here demagoguery.
That we have these most progressive tax system in this all the only CD.
Can we -- it all together.
That's a smaller percentage of people here you know a lot bigger percentage of the cost of government.
She said regulatory attack that there might even -- a truce on social issues to get through the economic emergency room.
Still in the troops.
-- I am I mean.
-- I think when we got an emergency that threatens us all rich -- every.
Across every boundary that that might otherwise.
Provide us how we ought to concentrate on math that's our common enemies therefore -- an opportunity -- come together.
Make certain that dream of upward mobility is -- make certain there's a safety net there for the next generation life.
Current generations have.
And we -- not let it.
Honest disagreements get in the way to leave until we've dealt with that -- -- a social conservatives.
Didn't particularly love that statement there -- concerned that if perhaps you are on a national ticket.
You would do.
Not stand up for everything that -- with a vigorous fight that.
That perhaps they believe well fortunately for us all we're never gonna know really.
We're never gonna well it's not gonna that's not gonna happen the national ticket thing you do it.
No listen how do you know that -- have you known him not on the short list for them.
Let's just say that I have this strong confidence that the the nation will not face that problem so you have been vetted well you know if you were done then I'm pretty sure -- -- clock in your office.
The days left.
Of your time our governance and our -- seconds because.
Because I wanna use every one of those days two people Indiana hired me in his.
That's and try to maximize of the individual opportunity.
The chance for people aren't paying comes support a family you leave.
The life America's always.
Promise people so when that when that clock it's 0000.
And your time is up and you say you're not.
On the national ticket as governor Romney and 42.
But also will come up -- no -- try to stay busy someone hand me in the we'll let you know first tells us assets get together and thank you think that's I think you've been.