Now that the dust has settled and the seemingly endless campaigns are behind us, we have come a long way in the last two years and can finally sit and look at the accomplishments that Governor Walker has put in place to move Wisconsin forward.
When he came into office, he inherited a $3.6 billion budget deficit and under the previous democrat control of the state legislature spending was out of control and no end was in sight.
Governor Walker stepped right into the muck and the mire and with his sleeves rolled up; he made immediate and difficult changes that have put us back on a track toward prosperity.
In just two short years we have not only balanced that budget deficit, but have a projected surplus of $484 million. In doing so we have seen tax relief for middle class families and our state’s job creators have received the necessary tools they need to spur their businesses and open the doors for new employment opportunities for Wisconsinites looking for work.
Governor Walker laid out a bold path for future prosperity in the State of the State address a few weeks back. It all starts with continuing to improve our jobs climate.
For the last three years of the previous administration, Wisconsin lost 150,000 jobs due to onerous regulation and a burdensome tax structure to our state’s small business community.
The changes put forth by Governor Walker and his legislative allies have laid the solid foundation for jobs to once again move back to the Badger State and for people here to start hiring again. There is a reason that we have Wisconsin is Open for Business signs posted at the entrances of our state. That reason is that with the ability for a company to finally grow in Wisconsin job creators once again have been given the reins for their own success.
Studies now show that right before the governor took office only 10 percent of job creators thought the business climate in our state was headed in the right direction. That same study now shows that 94 percent of job creators think that we are going forward toward prosperity.
Despite the ramblings of the far left and their counterparts in the big government public union sector, we have made the turn and I have no doubt that we will continue to grow the job base in Wisconsin under the governor’s watchful eye.
At every turn his detractors have promised, promulgated and predicted failure. At every turn they have been quieted even further from their ranting. Governor Walker is a true man of vision, and the hard work he is doing in Madison is directly responsible for our growing economy and the ability for local job creators to add to the badger State’s workforce.
We are lucky to have a man of bold vision and foresight at the helm of our state; we are taking on the tough issues of today to create a better future for tomorrow. With Governor Scott Walker making the tough but prudent decisions that we needs, we will keep Wisconsin moving forward.