Days of Change

Call Me Boring | July 12, 2015

My candidate for president is actually pretty clear. I saw 2012 and every flash in the pan who would rise in the polls, win a primary and then trail off until Romney won. I also know that the Democrats used the IRS and the Republicans used Karl Rove front groups to make that happen. Even so, I want some qualifications with my next president. For me, that man is Scott Walker.

There are quite a few governors among the current contenders. The ones like Jindal, Pataki and Huckabee haven’t distinguished themselves in the job. Others are moderate Republicans at best. Scott Walker is an effective Republican technocrat. His only comparison to Obama is that he knows how to use legislation and government to affect real change.

Scott Walker fought the unions in a state where they became so powerful they ran their own insurance company for teachers. That was the way in. Instead of Chris Christie complaining teachers made too much, Walker offered (and accomplished) a lower health insurance plan using the free market for teachers. He also made union membership separate from their paychecks. The Democrats made him Enemy Number One because he showed people that unions weren’t just in peril, but obsolete.

For small government conservatives, Walker also put the hurt on a major source of revenue for the Democrats. Democrats tax the rich everyone. Democrats spend the tax money on government. Democrats make sure government workers are unionized, even though FDR originally didn’t want them to be. The unions get money from members. Unions take a fraction of that money to sway elections for Democrats. Lather, rinse, repeat. By taking away the power of quasi-government unions, Walker has done more for smaller government than most Republicans spouting Tea Party talking points. Plus he won two regular and one recall election in 4 years. That’s about as much preparation you can get to be president.

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3 Comments

  1. Yes, h did a great job re unions and re-election, and beating recall. But
    I fear that by putting his nose into people’s reproductive decisions, he’ll alienate voters who don’t believe govt should be their conscience.

    Comment by Mary — July 13, 2015 @ 5:02 am

    • If abortion is your one issue to vote on, Walker’s not your guy.

      Comment by 1539days — July 13, 2015 @ 7:47 pm

      • Not my issue, but that of millions of voters.

        Comment by Mary — July 14, 2015 @ 2:04 am


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