A Governor's Story and A Nation's Challenge

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A controversial governor recounts his fight to reform his state and issues a call to action for the whole country. In 2010, Scott Walker was elected governor of Wisconsin with a mandate to improve its economy and restore fiscal responsibility. With the state facing a $3.6 billion budget deficit, he proposed a series of reforms to limit the collective bargaining power of public employee unions, which was costing taxpayers billions in pension and health care costs. The reaction was swift and severe. Angry protesters gathered outside the capitol, teacher unions accused him of sabotaging education, and the media descended on Wisconsin to make it a national controversy. Soon, liberals nationwide were denouncing Governor Walker. He stood his ground despite relentless political and personal attacks with the help of supporters across the country who hailed him for having the courage to drive real change. In June 2012, he won a special recall election with a higher share of the vote than he had for his original election, becoming the first governor in the country to survive a recall election. In this book, Governor Walker shows how his commitment to limited but effective government paid off. During his tenure Wisconsin has saved more than $1 billion, property taxes have gone down for the first time in twelve years, and the deficit was turned into a surplus. He also shows what his experiences can teach defenders of liberty across the country about standing up to the special interests that favor the status quo"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Sentinel, 2013
ISBN: 9781595231079
Branch Call Number: 977.5043 WALKE WALKE
Characteristics: x, 278 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Thiessen, Marc A.


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Jul 13, 2015

“Scott Walker Says His Presidential Bid Is 'God's Plan'” - See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/scott-walker-says-his-presidential-bid-gods-plan#sthash.5RSZ5pZB.dpuf . . .
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“Scott Walker is a right-wing tribalist: Why being a true believer may prove his greatest weakness -- GOP candidate knows how to speak the wingnuts' language. But that won't be enough to make him president” from http://www.salon.com/2015/07/13/scott_walker_is_a_right_wing_tribalist_why_being_a_true_believer_may_prove_his_greatest_weakness/
“Scott Walker to sign anti-union bill that will make inequality worse” . . .
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/labor/234269-scott-walker-to-sign-anti-union-bill-that-will-increase-inequality . . . .
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“Walker Signs New Gun Laws In Office Of Extremist Sheriff Who Wanted To Add Semi-Automatic Rifle To Great Seal” . . . . http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/walker-signs-new-gun-laws-office-extremist-sheriff-who-wanted-add-semi-automatic-rifle-great#sthash.SDh4UEy8.dpuf . . .
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“How the Christian Right and Tea Party Make the GOP Unhinged – Republicans are keeping the religious right and its obsessions front and center.” by Amanda Marcotte, 13-03-2014, from . . . http://www.alternet.org/belief/how-christian-right-and-tea-party-make-gop-unhinged . . .
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“GOP can’t quit the Christian right: Why it’s still the party of religious fundamentalists – From reproductive rights to immigration, Republicans are still beholden to their wingnuts. It can't last for long” 20-03-2015, by Amanda Marcotte from . . .
http://www.salon.com/2015/03/20/gop_cant_quit_the_christian_right_why_its_still_the_party_of_religious_fundamentalists_partner/ . . .
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“57% Of Republicans Say Dismantle Constitution And Make Christianity National Religion” by Keith Brekhus, 25-02-2015, . . . .
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May 12, 2015

Scott Walker took a state that was bankrupt and demolished the deficit. He challenged big union thugs who threatened him and any of their own members that wanted to hear what he had to say. This guy is a real leader. Don't listen to the news, read his own words about how to run a successful state by cutting out waste.


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