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Walker: Simpler Language Gets Through to Voters

By    |   Monday, 19 Aug 2013 12:11 PM

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said Washington should follow the lead of the country's 30 Republican governors, and talk like regular Americans.

"We (Republican governors) talk in terms that are more relevant. And, to give you a good example, sequester — most people, it just goes right over their head," Walker said Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

He said the same was true with terms like debt ceilings and fiscal cliffs. Instead, he said, simpler talk would be a better selling point for the GOP.

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"We (should) talk about making our schools better. We talk about balancing our budgets, so that we can live within our means. We talk about helping our neighbor to get a job again," Walker said.

Walker is known for turning around the economy in his state. He pointed to Wisconsin, with a $3.6 billion deficit when he was elected two years ago, now showing a half-a-billion dollar surplus.

Walker emphasized the need for government to work, even if Americans are unhappy with its size and scope.

"Most Americans, even if they don't like the size and growth of government, they want something to work — something very fundamental to work. That's the difference between Washington and the states. At the state level, we may want, as Republican governors, less government. But we want the government that we have to work," Walker said.

He also said power needs to flow from the national level towards the states to function more efficiently.

"In the end, more power concentrated in Washington isn't a good thing for anybody in America. It's better pushed to the states, and ultimately, to the local level," he said.




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