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FULL TEXT: Gov. Scott Walker's remarks to CPAC
The Washington Insider ^ | February 10, 2012 | Phillip Klein

Posted on 02/11/2012 6:53:16 AM PST by Kaslin

Here are Gov. Scott Walker's prepared remarks before the Conservative Political Action Conference:

Reince and I grew up not too far from each other in southern Wisconsin. In fact, Reince lived a few miles east of the small town I grew up in and Paul Ryan lived a few miles to the west. Without a doubt, each of the three of us was inspired to pursue public service at about the same time. And the prime inspiration for that call was a man named Ronald Reagan.

He was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things. He had the courage of his convictions.

Last year, I had the honor to speak to a group of young people at the President’s Rancho del Cielo. It was remarkable to stand at the exact spot where President Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Act of 1981. His plan slashed the marginal tax rate and put money back into the hands of the American people. It was a true stimulus that brought about the longest peacetime economic boom in history.

Ronald Reagan believed in limited government, lower taxes and a strong national defense. He saw a problem and he acted swiftly to fix it. He will forever be known in history as one of our nation's greatest Presidents.

That bold leadership was an inspiration to me then… and it still is today.

When I ran for governor, I was part a job interview with the people of Wisconsin to see if they would hire me to be the CEO of their state government. I told them that our state faced an economic and a fiscal crisis. Then, I told them what I’d do to fix it.

Once elected, I took swift action. Last year at this time, a reporter asked me why we were moving so fast. I said it’s simple: if you were a CEO taking over a failing company, you wouldn’t wait a year or six months or even a month to take action; you’d start right away. That’s what we did.

On the very first day we took office, I called the state legislature into a special session on jobs. In the first month or so, we lowered the tax burden on job creators and entrepreneurs; we passed major regulatory reform to cut through the bureaucratic red tape; we passed some of the most aggressive tort reform in the country to stop frivolous law suits and we repealed the state tax on health savings accounts.

We showed that when we say “Wisconsin is open for business”, we mean it.

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1 posted on 02/11/2012 6:53:20 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; TaMoDee; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

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2 posted on 02/11/2012 7:46:02 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Kaslin

We’ll need more governors, mayors and legislators just like him.

3 posted on 02/11/2012 8:41:52 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Yes we do

4 posted on 02/11/2012 9:37:18 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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