Rep. Blackburn: Walker Win Will Empower Lawmakers to Fight Big Labor

Wednesday, 06 Jun 2012 03:24 PM

By Newsmax Wires

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Governor Scott Walker’s recall victory sends a message to organized labor and unions and will empower other governors to challenge spiraling spending in their states, Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee told Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview.

Blackburn said in the wake of Gov. Walker’s victory against the unions, organized labor will have to rethink how they approach the negotiation process.

See exclusive video below
.


“It will empower other governors and lieutenant governors to move forward and challenge the out-of-control spending in their state. I think it’s also a message to members of Congress in the House and the Senate and to the Administration that the time has come and they need to start making the systematic cuts in discretionary spending and they need to get the mandatory entitlement spending and our trust funds…into a position that it’s going to be something we can afford.”

The rejection of the Wisconsin recall effort shows that, “the American people have realized that we the people have the power . . . to get the federal government out of our pocketbooks,” Blackburn said.

As for the Democrats who pushed for the recall, Blackburn said, “It is in one regard a referendum on their policies and positions and the steps that they have taken. It is also a referendum, if you will, on the philosophy of government that the liberal elite hold, which is that they always know best and they want to centralize power and control. What this is saying is no, the people understand that with our Constitution, under the laws under which we live and abide, the people of this country are going to stand up, they’re going to be the people and they’re going to demand that governmental entities begin to scale back, reduce their size, reduce their spending.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

WSJ: Hillary Clinton Faces Uphill Fight for White, Rural Voters

Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 22:22 PM

Hillary Clinton is outpolling her nearest Democratic rival by nearly 50 percent, but she still may not be able to lure b . . .

Arizona Gov. Brewer Leaving Legacy of Battling Obama, Washington

Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 12:37 PM

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought President Barack Obama on immigration and border security for most of her tenure, earning . . .

CNN/ORC Poll: Bush Far Ahead in Potential GOP Pack

Sunday, 28 Dec 2014 10:41 AM

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is far ahead of other potential Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential nomination, . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved