I think one of our readers expresses the feeling of a lot of Wisconsin citizens today. She certainly expresses my admiration for Governor Walker:
I am so proud of our Governor today. I am so glad he has the guts to stand up to these pathetic people. We pay $7000.00 a year for our health Insurance alone. As far as a pension, those are from a bygone era. These people should be happy they have a job and if they think a job with these benefits is bad, I’m sure there are a lot of people who would be happy to do the work for what we in the State of Wisconsin can afford right now. My husband’s employer gave NO raises this year to anyone.
The battle for Wisconsin really raises in extreme form the question whether the people rule here. President Obama gives us one answer. Governor Walker, in the plain speaking style of a man who can afford to be candid, gives another. In the video of his press conference below, he also gives one more reason for our reader to be proud of her governor.