Scott Walker: From Red to Black, Wisconsin is Back!


State and local governments around the country are increasingly concerned about their bond ratings. Earlier this year, one of the national bond rating agencies downgraded the state of Illinois because of concerns about its budget liabilities.

In the past, Wisconsin faced similar concerns.

When I took office on Jan. 3, 2011, we faced a $3.6 billion budget deficit. Prior administrations had delayed payments, raided segregated funds and used one-time federal stimulus funds for ongoing operational expenses.

As governor, I took immediate action because my state faced a fiscal crisis.

These changes saved the hardworking taxpayers more than $1 billion, helped lower property taxes for the first time in 12 years on a median-valued home and turned a budget deficit into a surplus. Wisconsin has a great story to tell about reform.




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17 comments on “Scott Walker: From Red to Black, Wisconsin is Back!
  1. Jim Naeve says:

    All I have to say is, THANK YOU GOVERNOR WALKER AND THANK YOUR FAMILY FOR US TOO!

  2. colleenf says:

    Good job! And this is NOT what the unions wanted to hear is it?
    Take note everyone! This is an example of what leadership and responsibility looks like in government!

  3. America will never be totally saved until obimbo receives less than 30% of the votes.

  4. Steve says:

    With Scott Walkers template to fiscal sanity showing the way, the Democrats still hold to debt and spend fiscal insanity..aka…Illinois and California..

  5. Mema26qts says:

    Thank you Govenor Walker for having the guts to stand up to the Liberals! Good Bless you & your family for all the Liberals & Unions have put you & your family through!! God Bless Freedom for the people that you serve!

  6. sean murry says:

    Illinois needs a lesson from Wisconsin.

  7. Plt Sgt Che says:

    Scott Walker, courageous statesman, leader, example setter and
    realist. Walker, West and a few other good men will begin leading
    America to recovery when Romney assumes the PotUS position
    and Ba’rack Hu’ssein Oba’ma packs his Chicago/’Meccan bags.

    • THE LAME STREAM MEDIA TRIED THEIR BEST ALONG WITH UNIONS TO PAINT WALKER AS A JOB KILLER AND HE IS JUST THE OPPOSITE;; HOORAY;;;;now if we can get rid of the SEIU

  8. Washington22 says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. God bless Scott Walker. He is a model for all other politicians who care about America. He is the poster child of what conservative policies can achieve. His success needs to be broadcast frequently for all of America to see.

  9. I’m very happy to hear the good news. I supported Gov. Walker in the recall and I’m glad to see everything worked out. Now, if we can get some more good people in office to do the same thing (especially in Washington D.C.), we will be able to save our country.

  10. iriishharp says:

    With all their union money, thugs and everything else, sanity prevailed and the truth comes out! Unions are killing our country with all their demands and lies. Gov. Walker talked the talk & he surely walked the walk in confronting these idiots and proved that fiscal common sense and a good management plan works every time. May the trend continue especially on November 8 when Romney is elected President.

  11. don says:

    first we need to under stand. the democrate or liberials are not enderestied in running a balanced buget. their no money in their pockets an it doesen’t go with their agenda. an thats turning us to a solalism country. you see they are able to stick to their agenda . we are not able to have one much less carry one out. we must have one an thats vote all democrats out come nov. or we are sunk. please god let them see whats commimg.

  12. marylou says:

    Congratulations Governor Walker and fiscal sanity.. despite the Union efforts to recall him!

    He saved his state billions of tax dollars!

    The rest of the country should take a lesson on what fiscal reponsibility looks like!