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Gov. Walker splits with Romney, says firemen, teachers aren’t ‘big government’
The Hill ^ | 6-10-12 | Julian Pecquet

Posted on 06/14/2012 7:07:11 PM PDT by Route797

Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) disagreed Sunday with Mitt Romney's conclusion that the failed recall election in Wisconsin was evidence that American voters want fewer public workers such as teachers and firemen.

“I think it's slightly different – I think in our case what they wanted was people willing to take on the tough issues not only here but across the country,” Walker told CBS's Face the Nation. “I know in my state our reforms allowed us to protect firefighters, police officers and teachers. That's not what I think of when I think of big government.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney; walker
It may be shocking to the liberal media that Governor Walker respects public employees.
1 posted on 06/14/2012 7:07:24 PM PDT by Route797
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To: Route797

...and firemen and teachers are certainly not a federal issue in spite of the obviously unconstitutional Dept. of Education.


2 posted on 06/14/2012 7:10:58 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Route797
If the issue is the number of government employees, including teachers and firemen I'll differ with governor Walker here.

One more than is necessary is big government.

I'm tired of bigger and more intrusive government being characterized (and legitimized) as "teachers and firemen".

3 posted on 06/14/2012 7:11:31 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Route797

Whenever you try to cut one of their programs, they claim you’re trying to cut police and teachers. And if you manage to get a budget reduction, or if reality forces a budget reduction, they cut police and teachers and hang on to their programs, the ones we didn’t want from the beginning.

Conservatives understand the need for firemen, police, and teachers. Leftists use them as hostages to protect their other programs. They use them to change the conversation when you try to cut one of their precious programs. And leftists won’t hesitate to throw them under the bus to protect those programs as we’ve already seen in city after city.


4 posted on 06/14/2012 7:15:57 PM PDT by marron
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To: Route797

Walker respects teacher, firefighters etc..

It’s their GREEDY UNIONS which he despises.


5 posted on 06/14/2012 7:21:10 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by kicking a liberal in the face)
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To: Route797

“Big Government” is my local Township being unable to repair damage and reopen bridges from Tropical Storm Lee last September becasue of State Department of Environmental Protection PLUS Army Corps of Engineers issues.


6 posted on 06/14/2012 7:21:39 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Route797

duh...Firemen, policemen, teachers, sanitation workers, etc. are not a federal responsibility. Nor, for that matter, are they a state responsibility. They are a local funding responsibility.

In obomo’s world, there will be US taxpayer funds larded on every state, county and city to pay the salaries of every state, county and city worker.

All to ensure more votes for the big money Dim/fascist government machine, of course.


7 posted on 06/14/2012 7:24:12 PM PDT by citizen (Obomo blames:Arab Spring,Banks,Big Oil,Bush,Ceos,Coal,Euro Zone,FNC,Jpn Tsunami,T Party,Wall St,You)
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To: citizen

I guess that should be ‘insure’....yes?


8 posted on 06/14/2012 7:27:04 PM PDT by citizen (Obomo blames:Arab Spring,Banks,Big Oil,Bush,Ceos,Coal,Euro Zone,FNC,Jpn Tsunami,T Party,Wall St,You)
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To: Route797

What Romney was clumsily trying to say is that without a strong private, wealth-creating sector, teachers, cops, firemen, etc. can’t be hired. Romney should stick to a script. Bob


9 posted on 06/14/2012 7:35:45 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("You were trying to chisel a perfect truth When the instrument broke in your hand." Al Stewart)
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To: Route797

the over hyped article peddling the usual gop is splitting BS is is 4 days old ?
why post it ?


10 posted on 06/14/2012 8:13:49 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Route797
firemen, teachers aren’t ‘big government’

BS, everyone outside military on the government payroll is part big bloated corrupt government.

There are now more unionized government employees than in the private sector and we're being economically gang raped by these people.

11 posted on 06/14/2012 8:18:39 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: citizen
Firemen, policemen, teachers, sanitation workers, etc. are not a federal responsibility. Nor, for that matter, are they a state responsibility. They are a local funding responsibility.

Government at all levels are choking the private sector off.

12 posted on 06/14/2012 8:20:18 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ncalburt

The GOP splitting aspect meant nothing to me when I posted the article. I thought it important to refute the idea that Scott Walker is an enemy of government employees. I should have posted it sooner but I’m lazy.


13 posted on 06/14/2012 8:25:38 PM PDT by Route797
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To: gorush
and firemen and teachers are certainly not a federal issue in spite of the obviously unconstitutional Dept. of Education.

So what? It's all government and their are economically gang raping the private sector. The local cities, counties, states, are nothing but government fiefdoms, filled with tens of hundreds of thousands of bloated government employees, many of which belong to corrupt unionized government mobs.

The private sector now finds themselves working *for* these so-called "Public servants".

14 posted on 06/14/2012 8:37:39 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Route797

Sorry to see Walker didn’t take into account the full comprehension of what Romney actually said.

I’m not a big Romney fan but he was right. Walker, after what has been thrown at him, should understand that.


15 posted on 06/14/2012 8:42:41 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Route797

makes sense


16 posted on 06/14/2012 8:59:32 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: marron

The left frames the debate and gullible republicans swallow their nonsense without thinking. Republicans are against “health care.” They admit it themselves. What they actually oppose is government controlled health care. Romney fell into the “firefighters, police and school teacher” gambit. Conservatives do not oppose these groups. What conservatives oppose is GSA partygoers like Jeff Neely (“I know I’m bad, but as Deb and I often say, why not enjoy it while we have it and while we can. Ain’t gonna last forever.”) We oppose laying off firefighters because of budget cuts while spending $850,000 on a water sculpture as the city of Ann Arbor did.


17 posted on 06/14/2012 9:26:02 PM PDT by Vehmgericht
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To: dragnet2

Absolutely true. Firefighters, teachers, cops, civilian DOD, are all living high off the hog.


18 posted on 06/14/2012 10:15:34 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (FUBO .... Since 2008)
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To: Vehmgericht

I’d rather have the sculpture. The union pensions will cost more in the long run.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 10:17:21 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (FUBO .... Since 2008)
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To: Route797

If Walker is correct hes quite delusional..
The Unions WILL OWN Wisconsin, or the people will..
Walker just may be a RINO in a hard place..

If so the Unions will win... they know what’s at stake...
Probably Walker does not.. I was hoping he was a stand up man..
He may not have the balls to fight the Unions..

Because the Unions are balls out in Wisconsin..
Being soft on the Unions he will loose..


20 posted on 06/14/2012 11:10:21 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: skeeter

How Many Levels of Firefighters is your Community supporting? That is the Question How Many are in Boca Raton on Retirement Salaries larger than their Working Salaries? Then you have to replace him with another one.Its the Govt. Unions and Crooked Politicians that made these contracts that are Bankrupting the Cities ,we Taxpayers who dont have anything close to these benefits and are Struggling are paying for this Corruption and THAT is the issue, not that we dont want more Firefighters and Teachers and all that Political Okey Doke Bull Crap


21 posted on 06/15/2012 3:21:15 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Route797

More shocking that Romney is right and Walker wrong. In this era of muni unions, these ARE big govt.


22 posted on 06/15/2012 4:09:25 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: LS

Absolutely Walker is wrong....Government at all levels are gang raping the American private sector.


23 posted on 06/15/2012 8:57:33 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
So what? It's all government and their are economically gang raping the private sector. The local cities, counties, states, are nothing but government fiefdoms, filled with tens of hundreds of thousands of bloated government employees, many of which belong to corrupt unionized government mobs.

It matters because firefighters, cops, teachers, etc. are local issues that are dealt with a lot easier than things at the state and federal levels. If local citizens don't want as many firefighters as they have, they can reduce that number or just put a hiring freeze into effect. No so at the federal level - it would take us voting out many of the Congress critters before budgets started to truly be slashed.
24 posted on 06/15/2012 4:07:48 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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