Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Wisconsin needs leadership

Earlier today I posted on two reports, one pointed out Wisconsin's horrible tax and business climate and the other our poor personal freedom rating. What makes these reports so disappointing is that Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled state legislator could have improved our ratings by fighting for substantial change in this state.
It appears that the fight with the teachers union and the recall effort have neutered them. There is no support from leadership for right-to-work, I cannot think of a single change they have made to our state laws to make Wisconsin more pro-liberty, we could not even get Gov. Walker to support constitutional carry. What good does it do Republicans and Libertarians in this state if we control the state legislator and governor's office and still can't get limited government ideas of fair hearing let alone a vote?
Wisconsin needs jobs and business investment that is not going to happen, unless there is substantial change to our tax system, and I believe we need to immediately pass right-to-work legislation to stay competitive; and simply because it's the right thing to do for Wisconsin. The size of the state government could use substantial trimming and there are way too many nanny-state laws and regulations on the books. Let's make Wisconsin a beacon of freedom. It is no longer good enough just to be better than Illinois. Too many states, like Louisiana, are moving forward and we cannot afford to have leadership who lacks the vision or courage to keep pressing forward.

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