Gov. Walker: Talk With Walker Shares Top Budget Priorities

As we continue our work on the next state budget, I’ve been meeting with people throughout the state about what is important to you, and how to reach our goals.

Gov. Scott Walker delivered the weekly radio address titled Talk With Walker on Thursday. The following is the transcript:

Hi, this is Scott Walker.   

As we continue our work on the next state budget, I’ve been meeting with people throughout the state about what is important to you, and how to reach our goals.

At these events we’ve held in places including La Crosse, Green Bay and Madison, I laid out my top priorities – creating jobs, developing our workforce, investing infrastructure, transforming education and reforming government.

The input we have received so far has been great.  People offered input and suggestions, voiced concerns and asked questions on topics ranging from health care to education.

What I’ve heard so far is that people want a government that operates on common sense. You want lower taxes and less waste.  You want clean air and water, and reasonable regulations for business.

You told me you want an unemployment system that helps people move on and move up.

We talked about the need for more good-paying jobs, and I heard support for investment options for businesses and environmentally sound mining.

You told me you want an education system that allows you to get credit for the skills and the knowledge that you have.  We talked about ways to promote manufacturing to the younger generation.

This is a great start.  We have more Talk With Walker events planned and I look forward to gathering more information as lay out the financial plan to move Wisconsin forward. 

The state partnered with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to produce and distribute brief radio address once a week.  Audio files and a written transcript of this radio address can be accessed on http://www.wi-broadcasters.org and http://walker.wi.gov/Weekly-Radio-Addresses.  To download an mp3 file, you can right click the radio address link and click “save link as.”                                          

Bren December 17, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Luke, he may have been voted in by a majority, twice, but Scott Walker is a special interest puppet. So the increased majority voted for a special interest puppet. Well done! Richard Head, not sure I understand your post.
Bren December 17, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Again, Richard, I'm not sure how Cuba connects to Scott Walker?
Bren December 17, 2012 at 11:12 PM
One can't discuss Scott Walker without also discussing ALEC. The two are joined.
Richard Head December 18, 2012 at 12:36 AM
I am too enigmatic for you. Cuba was the "Socialist Workers Paradise" that liberals espoused as an ideal. The truth is that it clearly doesn't work, the people under it hate it, Castro has stated it doesn't work, and Cuba is becoming RIGHT TO WORK. Cuba now recognizes that it is a failed Socialist State. Cuba is now implementing Right To Work because it WORKS! This confirms that Scott Walker is moving Wisconsin FORWARD in the right direction and that your failed 20th.C thinking is like Cuba under Fidel Castro - a thing of the past. Embrace the 21st. C reality of a RTW WISCONSIN!
Bren December 18, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Not enigmatic so much as obfuscatory, Richard. I know of no liberal that believed Fidel Castro was good for Cuba. His ties with the former USSR made Cuba's proximity to the U.S. a very uncomfortable state of affairs. This shows your lack of understanding of post-WWII history, including the Cold War and does you no service. Look up the Cuban Missile Crisis in particular. A Right to Work Wisconsin, in reality (that is, based on data from other Right to Work states) indicates lower wages. How is the economy to grow if working- and middle-income households lose even more of their spendable income.


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