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Gov. Walker: I Can Handle Protests, Recall Effort

Thursday, 17 Nov 2011 05:18 AM

By Hiram Reisner

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he can handle protests at his office and home supporting the statewide movement demanding his recall due to a law he penned that curtailed public-employee unions. Walker also told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Wednesday Badger State residents will begin to see the law’s benefits next month on their property-tax bills.
 
Opponents began the effort earlier this week to collect more than 540,000 signatures they need to recall Walker, because they object to his budget-cutting measures, including removing public employees’ collective-bargaining rights. On Tuesday night, hundreds of protesters gathered outside Walker’s home.

 “I can handle it — I’m a big boy. I can handle protests at the capital — I can handle protests at the executive residence,” Walker said. “But doing it out front of [other] people's homes to me just shows just how far, and how extreme, money and bodies coming in from other states are going to drive this recall effort.”

Walker said the law, which prompted Democratic legislators to leave the state earlier this year, so they wouldn’t have to vote on the legislation, has moved the state from a $3.6 billion budget deficit to an anticipated surplus for the next two years — without raising taxes.

 “Next month when people in my state get their property-tax bill, they’re going to see for the first time in many years that — for example — our school tax levies are actually going down on average in the state of Wisconsin and yet we still have a better teacher-student ratio — 13.5 teachers for every one student, versus a higher rate at the national level,” Walker said. “We are still doing better adding more net teacher positions than we saw layoffs in any school district around the state. Our schools and local governments are doing better because we gave them the tools.

“We protected middle-class property taxpayers — unlike other states like Illinois where they raised taxes, laid off thousand of public employees and cut services,” he said. “We did it the right way.”

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