June 6, 2012
On Governor Scott Walker’s recall-election triumph in Wisconsin…
Now, putting partisan politics aside – which is impossible to do but, just for the moment, if you want to do it – shouldn’t all of us be celebrating this victory? Because in reality – strip away all the partisanship, strip away all of the reasons that there’s acrimony – doesn’t this victory last night, by Scott Walker – doesn’t it mean that states all over the country now have another choice when it comes to dealing with fiscal emergencies? They don’t have to raise taxes. States do not have to lay off people. They don’t have to go bankrupt. The federal tax payer does not have to bail out these states. There’s now another choice. The states can trim a little fat from their public sector union contracts, which is always their biggest expense. Isn’t that good news? There is a way here, that’s been lighted. This ought to be, in the real world, where we’re in fiscal troubles, serious fiscal trouble – here is a state, which has shown a way out of it.