Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Walker is Presidential Material
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is president material, according to Meet the Press’ moderator Chuck Todd and Washington Post reporter Aaron Blake.
His record looks presidential.
After his 2010 election, he warned his legislative peers that voters viewed Republicans as the lesser of two evils, and would throw them out if they did not deliver. Walker’s collective bargaining reforms, which followed from economic necessity not political ambition, benefited Democratic opponents, city leaders, and school boards. Tax cuts, regulatory diminutions, and spending reductions define his executive legacy, along with expanding school choice and protecting women and children, both the born and unborn.
Walker sounds presidential, not demurring, but acknowledging that he will serve his state and country by running if needed.
Never criticizing colleagues directly, he wisely rejected the Obamacare Medicaid expansion at the state level, calling it “a fool’s bet” that the federal government will continue providing the necessary funding. Congress cannot balance its own budget or reduce the national debt, so governors should reject temporary federal programs. Besides, government subsidies tend toward dependence, poverty, and long-term deficits for the states, and Walker’s legacy emphasizes improving the upward mobility and standard of living for Wisconsin residents.
Praising Congressman Paul Ryan, Walker argues that the United States needs leadership, bold ideas, and a new vision, which only a governor can provide. NBC’s Todd asked if Walker’s reforms could work in the entire country. He answered in the affirmative. Let us hope he implements them as the next President of the United States.