Scott Walker: Romney's Ideas Already Working in Wisconsin

Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 05:36 PM

By Stephen Feller

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said on NBC’s “Meet The Press” Sunday that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has drawn even in national polls because voters understand his five-point plan to grow the economy.

President Barack Obama, he said, has barely discussed what he plans to do to kick-start the economy and is only trying to make up lost ground by publishing a glossy magazine with few actual plans for people to think about.

“When voters got to see that Mitt Romney had a plan and the president didn’t, and now in the last few days he’s trying to gloss it over with the 20-page glossy document — he doesn’t have a plan,” Walker said. “Mitt Romney does. And in fact just yesterday as I was traveling the state, there were literally farmers out in fields that had almost a commercial where they had one sign after another after another that listed out the five points of his plan.”

Walker said it was clear that people understood what Romney wants to do when they started showing up in record numbers volunteering at campaign offices after the first debate.

“People want to know how they are going to get working again,” he said, “whether it’s Jamesville or Green Bay or Wausau or Milwaukee or Superior, they want to know how we are going to get working again. I think it was very clear after that debate.”

He pointed out that Romney is best fit for success as president because he accomplished so much in Massachusetts with a legislature of 85 percent Democrats — who worked with him to balance the budget and attract jobs to the state.

In Wisconsin, Walker said his administration has instituted a “pro-growth” plan similar to Romney and running mate Paul Ryan have proposed. His state has seen drops in unemployment and growth in government revenues without raising taxes.

Property taxes went down in Wisconsin for the first time in 12 years, from 9.2 percent to 7.3 percent, he said. By reducing the tax burden, business growth followed — as did jobs.

Walker points to this idea, which has worked in other states, as something people can understand because it works.

“What I think people want is action,” he said. “We went from losing hundreds of thousands of jobs to gaining jobs out there [in Wisconsin]. Why? Because you’re going to have a pro-growth agenda out there. When you do, that will help Washington grow in the right direction that’ll put more people to work. And when more people are working, that’ll help us balance the economy as well.”

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