American Elephants

A Win for Political Courage and Good Governance! by The Elephant's Child

Imagine! A politically courageous Governor does what he promised, restores solvency to the Wisconsin budget, saves jobs, reins in out-of-control unions, and dramatically improves Wisconsin’s solvency.  And the people appreciate it. The Unions spent big money, screamed epithets, carried rude signs, beat drums and protested steadily. Wisconsin returned Governor Walker to office successfully along with his lieutenant governor, and the state senators facing recall as well. Congratulations to all.

Political courage pays off. Doing the right thing works. Balancing budgets works too.

ADDENDUM:Governor Walker’s Victory Spells Doom for Public Sector Unions

Scott Walker Has Saved Wisconsin Voters $1 Billion by The Elephant's Child

The recall vote in Wisconsin is just days away.  A new study shows that the reforms passed by Governor Scott Walker and Republican lawmakers has saved the state one billion dollars.

Act 10, which curbed (not eliminated) collective bargaining for most unionized public employees has reduced the state’s $3.6 billion budget shortfall. Unions are furious. Instead of having free healthcare and not having to contribute to their retirement benefits, the now have to make contributions to their benefits — not anywhere nearly as much as most people do, but it was a heavy burden on Wisconsin taxpayers. The reforms saved hundreds of jobs as well. So he had the temerity to do just what he said he would do when he was elected.  He more than fulfilled his promises.

You have undoubtedly seen the rioting union people, the teachers’ unions, the union members bussed in from out-of-state. And remember how the Democrats in the legislature ran away to Illinois to avoid having to vote. The governor and his family have had death threats and wild accusations thrown at them for months. The Governor holds a six point lead in the latest Marquette poll. And last weekend the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, hardly a conservative paper, endorsed him in the governor’s race. If you believe in real political courage, and want to support Gov. Walker, his website is here.

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