Governor Scott Walker’s win in Wisconsin on Tuesday, June 5 speaks volumes. It says “we the people” don’t like recalls of elected officials for no just reason. It says we are appalled by the Democrat legislators who left the state to avoid a vote they knew they would lose. It says we do not like union thugs being bussed into a state to occupy the people’s houses for days.
It sends a message to establishment politicians, both Republicans and Democrats, that we are not going to put up with the status quo anymore. We need significant reform. We need more courageous people like Governor Walker, who do more than give lip service, but actually make changes to balance the budget. The entitlement state with its special interests has to go. Those who don’t work toward that end will be replaced by the people.
It sends a message to the union leadership whose clout has finally been challenged. When given the choice, many government workers find they don’t want to be part of the union. At the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees membership fell to 28,745 from 62,818 in Wisconsin.
It sends a message to President Obama that his failed policies will not be tolerated anymore. The United States, the greatest country in the world gave him a chance. We gave him a chance despite having no experience, no accomplishments, no birth certificate and no college records. We gave him a chance despite his background of questionable behavior, questionable upbringing and questionable acquaintances.
The liberals will downplay the results of this election, but it is a victory for every state and every citizen that wants to save this country. This is a victory for fiscal conservatism and should inspire other governors all across the nation.
Janet H. Hecht