Governor Walker has kept his promises

Spot on editorial by Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.

As a mom with two small kids, I’m glad that Scott Walker is looking out for families like ours. As lieutenant governor, I see his leadership skills helping Wisconsin families like mine. It was a rare thing to cover a politician who said what he’d do and do what he said. Walker is that rare type.

He promised to reform government and put it back on the side of the people. He promised to protect taxpayers and truly balance the budget. He promised to help the people of Wisconsin create more good jobs. Walker showed his respect for the hardworking people of our state by keeping those promises.

After taking office, the governor called lawmakers in to start working on jobs. Legislators from both sides of the aisle voted for the strong ideas that have led to more good Wisconsin jobs.

After losing more than 150,000 private-sector jobs from 2007 to 2010, Wisconsin saw a net increase of 20,000 jobs in 2011; 88% of the job creators in our state now say that Wisconsin is headed in the right direction (vs. just 10% last year).

Walker helped Wisconsin balance a budget deficit without massive layoffs or tax increases. He protected important services (adding $1.2 billion to Medicaid) and ensured that more of the resources given to schools go into the classroom to help our students (his kids, like mine, attend public schools).

States such as Illinois passed tax increases and avoided tackling structural deficits. Their deficit problems got worse, forcing talk of massive layoffs and closure of state facilities. Wisconsin avoided that kind of mess because Walker was willing to make hard decisions today so our kids wouldn’t have to tomorrow.

Now, the governor has a plan and a positive outlook for the future.

Go to the source and read the rest.  It may sound cliche, but the reforms put in place by Governor Walker and the State Legislature are working.  State residents who are being honest with themselves see that.

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