O’Connell At Politico’s Arena: Time For More Governors To Invoke The Fiscal Responsibility Card Like Wisconsin’s Scott Walker

Ford O’Connell’s response to ‘Will ‘union busting’ spread beyond Wisconsin?’ – The Arena | POLITICO

Last November, the GOP was not the victor; it was the beneficiary of voter anger. Voters went to the ballot box and said we need bold changes in government because our tax-and-spend ways cannot continue. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is one of the few newly elected Republicans to answer this call from the electorate.

Unfortunately voters on both sides of the aisle scream for bold change, and then they don’t want to find their favorite programs on the chopping block. But let’s be honest. In these tough economic times, everyone is called on to sacrifice, including public sector unions. For too long, public sector unions have been playing the sympathy card, and now it is time for state governments to invoke the fiscal responsibility card. Hopefully, other newly minted governors like Rick Scott in Florida, John Kasich in Ohio and Rick Snyder in Michigan will stand up with Walker.

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