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Well it's expected to be a lot more the same in Wisconsin today -- -- -- pictures.
As union protests continue over governor Scott Walker's budget cuts he's proposed cuts to his right now from the State Capitol building in Madison is governor Scott Walker good morning to you sir.
We're too good to be written well you've only been on the job six weeks how's it -- so far.
Think if you're thinking -- Overall we had a great first month we showed it was -- it was open for business improved -- business climate.
Obviously things have taken a dramatic turn week ago when -- here's the budget repair bill.
To balance the current budget deficit to prepare for the three point six.
Billion dollar budget deficit we inherited and we're asking for is a very bold political -- but it's modest.
When it comes to average taxpayer.
Most people outside a government pay a whole lot more mature for their health care and pension benefits of what we're asking for right now.
And it looked like as a debate -- -- -- poster rage in the senate there the state senate.
Extraordinarily -- yesterday at 11 o'clock in the morning when they had the quorum call and the Democrats or Republicans were supposed to be there.
In the legislature.
The Democrats got in a bus and went across the state line to a best western -- they are holed up so they don't have to vote.
Did you have any idea something against this cockamamie was gonna happen.
But -- not at all I mean we've got 300000 plus state and local government -- I should add.
Nearly all who showed up for work this week the way they were paid to do just like -- network and everybody else -- at work.
Unfortunately we've got fourteen states senate Democrats who decided they don't need to -- -- for work -- do their job they have every right to debate the bill never read that opposed the bill but they need to show up and do the job they were paid to do.
Is there any possibility that you would order the police to go get them and having come in and do their job and vote.
In our standpoint in the past -- nine years ago -- the legislature you can call the static capital please.
To call people back from their homes -- call the back from their offices.
We can't cross state lines.
From our stamp where we're hoping to make a rational appeal to them.
That whether they agree with the bill are not have the guts to show up and do your job don't hide out another state come here and do your job and make your case make your argument.
You know I I've said I faced a fact that there are thousands.
Of the union protesters here but it also point out at least for those from Wisconsin there's a lot others coming from DC and elsewhere but -- from Wisconsin they have every right to have their voices be heard.
But the millions of taxpayers who pay taxes here and pay a lot more for the benefits.
Shouldn't have those voices be drowned out either sure that's what we need to hear from -- in those states senators need to come back and do the job to listen to all sides of us.
Sure the president United States as he famously weighed in on the immigration debate in Arizona is now weighing in on what's happening in Wisconsin and governor listen to this.
He's not on your side.
What I've heard enough -- cuts where.
You're just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally.
Seems like more -- assault on unions I think everybody's got to make some adjustments.
But I think it's also important to recognize the public employees make enormous contributions to the well being of our states our cities.
What do you think governor about the -- United States getting tangled up in your issue.
Well I think they -- focused on balance your budget it would be wise for the president others in Washington to focus on balancing their budget -- -- -- ways of doing.
-- in our case three point six billion dollars what we're asking for is a five point 8% contribution -- -- still below what most people are paying.
And twelve point 6% for health care premiums which is half the national average.
Again what were asked people were not degrading public of what I've said repeatedly good decent people work for the government.
But they shouldn't be excluded for what everybody else -- society is going through and these tough economic times sure we've all going to be in it together.
Governor after what happened in Tucson happened the president United States com for -- -- called for the rhetoric level that come down and you know let's just all get along.
And extraordinarily there in.
Wisconsin as this debate rages I understand that a number of people from the left.
Have been harassing people in the Republican Party.
No doubt about it.
No I say there's no doubt about it we've had protesters.
And number lawmakers' homes not just their offices again you have every right to come to the capital and have the voices be heard.
At -- -- and had the other day in front of my personal home wallet Sosa for my kids to go to school.
-- had so many protesters the police actually had to close the street down to keep everybody safe and again people have a right to have their voices heard.
But the bottom line is they shouldn't be able to drown out the voices of the millions of taxpayers who today -- a whole lot more when it comes to health care and pension benefits.
-- what we're even asking for that's what this is all about -- balancing the budget.
Doing in a way that avoids layoffs.
Yeah well one of the things you know and some of the signs we've been seeing a lot signs I've seen you with a Hitler mustache I saw you with a cross hair in a target.
I -- if if people from the right did that.
Toward people on the left there would be huge outcry and yet I have not heard many members of the mainstream media didn't bring that up.
No it's been pretty quiet in that regard and again we're not going to be intimidated by people.
With the the kind of outrageous rhetoric that's out there we're not going to be intimidated by people coming in from outside of Wisconsin trying to tell us what we need to do to balance our budget.
The bottom line is we get elected do a job we told people all throughout the campaign we told people since the election.
We told people since I've been in office what we had to do to get this state working to get it we want to show we are open for business.
Part of that means having a balanced budget that stable and I like new York and California and other states where there -- democratic governors cutting billions of dollars from schools.
Universities local governments.
We're actually looking at budget cuts were doing in a way that actually saves jobs.
It keeps our services where people expect the money get a busy day out there in Madison where you would like to take -- -- today I'm actually get.
Go ahead yeah I'm actually gonna show up and do my job -- like the state senators.
I'm in the capital do my job I'm Daryn -- come back and do what they're supposed to do.
What they -- elected do when I -- -- will do by the end of the day all right we'll stand by governor Scott Walker journalists and -- -- thank you very much reluctance.
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