(MADISON, Wis.) — In this week’s Republican address, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, fresh off of his recent victory over the effort to recall him as governor, calls for Washington lawmakers to get America’s “fiscal house on track and … our economy back in order.”
Walker says that while “Republicans define success … by how many people we can free from government dependence by growing the private sector,” to him, “the President and many of his allies seem to measure success by how many people are dependent on government programs.”
“Those policies have failed,” he adds.
But Walker says that doesn’t mean people should be thrown off of unemployment. Instead, he says, created jobs for people in the private sector will free people from government dependence.
Walker says, “We can do it — because we’ve done it before,” recalling what he said was “one of the greatest economic booms in U.S. history” when reforms set in place during the Reagan presidency went into effect.
“We need that kind of bold leadership today …” he said, adding, that more “big government is not the answer as the President contends.”
“Instead, we need to confront the powerful special interests in Washington and put the hard working taxpayers back in charge of our government, he says. “We need to think more about the next generation than we do about the next election.”
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