Once Governor Walker took office and Republicans took control of the state Assembly and Senate, we couldn't just say no. We had to lead. The solutions Governor Walker and I crafted to solve Wisconsin's spending problems were met with an immediate revolt from the status quo. Tens of thousands of protestors occupied our capitol, 14 Democrat Senators fled the state to block a vote, and the special interests who feed at the government trough tried to undue fair and square elections with a flurry of recall campaigns.
In the face of unyielding opposition and adversity, we passed spending reforms that brought forth meaningful bureaucratic, budgetary and political changes to Wisconsin that will last for generations. The U.S. government must take action like we have in Wisconsin.
To address issues such as joblessness, out-of-control government spending, crushing debt, exploding entitlements and gross fiscal mismanagement, Wisconsin needs a conservative leader with a proven record of standing up to the entrenched special interests and the status quo.