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It's -- -- -- sweeping the country now protesters from both sides of the issue coming in from all over the country pro business group Americans for prosperity.
-- hundreds of people from Washington DC to Wisconsin in support of Governor Walker and other governors are watching.
The democratic governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana where this is go -- -- governor.
-- you -- wanting running one of the few states its fiscal house is in order.
And you know kudos -- for that but you know you're a rarity and I'm just wondering how do you think this is all going to shake out.
Well I tell you if you run a company and really that's what a governor -- we are CEOs.
But some of the largest companies in America it.
In the virtually every state you've got 151000.
To more than a 100000 and even beyond that employees.
So imagine that -- CEO and America today.
Took the job on Tuesday -- announced on Thursday everybody that works here's paid too much gets too many benefits and they don't work hard enough.
That's one of the worst ways they're building morale what we did -- Montana is two and a half years ago -- we have public unions as well I went to them and it did look.
I'm not so sure.
How bad this recessions going to be but I tell you what.
Would you agree.
To take wage concessions for the next couple years and we negotiated on that end they said look we won't take -- wage increases over the next couple years.
And by the time they calculated what they had to pay for their health insurance.
They actually took a -- and but instead to -- this is a partnership in order -- to keep this company running everybody's got to give a little.
I cut my own salary by 111500.
Dollars before -- sat down and negotiate with spam.
That's what good leadership does in the private sector and I think give more governors were to talk to there.
Employees and with that kind of language as opposed to the hot rhetoric we probably avert some of the things yeah.
-- I don't count every make of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the president weighing in here.
And just basically.
Possibly aggravating the heated -- rhetoric.
That is coming down in that Wisconsin what do you make of that.
Well I don't think anybody in Washington DC's gonna weigh in and change anything that happens to Wisconsin weather there.
Let me get appropriate that they should be weighing in on and when you're just leave this is a state -- -- -- this fix.
Its fiscal problems as you did -- Montana.
Well -- I get what you're saying Brett.
I don't think outside voices -- -- thirty gonna solve this problem and it.
The outside voices that would come in the Montana rural Wisconsin whether they come from Washington DC your corporate -- headquarters someplace else.
But that's not gonna solve the problem this is something that they need to deal with in Wisconsin.
We've got democratic governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana on the phone here he's been terrific to join us tonight thank you so much sir --
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