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Are you ready to make an apology -- to the people Wisconsin that doesn't sound like good government to me.
And and politically.
I'm concerned that their peers would be any systematic attack on American workers did you really have to end of Medicaid benefits for dialysis patients.
Or put waiting lists for disabled people in the home health care.
Pretty much so -- need to know about how tough that is to cut spending or even mentioning it Democrats -- going to Wisconsin governor no love today congress -- Republican Scott Walker.
To capitol -- -- -- the battles budget and union cuts.
Republican California drivers and our allies -- chairing that hearing today and he supports what the governor's doing but did you must've known congressman and he'd be welcome into a buzz -- You know -- he did he knew that this would be tough but he also knew that he had a message and in Washington the amazing message -- The cuts which he was able to orchestrate and allow cities and and counties orchestrated they choose.
We're actually to a level that was still more generous than the -- -- Health care benefits and retirement program he was only trying to get a little participation.
From workers who were participating not at all.
And so you know he was ready for the fact it was going to be run through a meat grinder but I think we got a lot of facts out about solvency.
And and the real responsibility of governors.
Both governors said that it wasn't a choice to balance their budget it was a responsibility.
But one was doing it the other was sort of kicking the can down the road with -- promises and tax increases.
You know it's -- -- -- people were talking right test each dog Chapman and I'm wondering now.
If it's it's a governor -- in this case is is is he's not trying to.
-- union workers he's not trying to you know put them to sleep he's just trying to.
Bennett says it's compensate to cause the kind of things that are choking his stated so many others.
If I were a governor and one of these other states looking at doing the same I might just say boy I don't know what it's worth it.
Well congressman -- and a few others decided to get personal make personal accusations.
Asking appropriate questions but most of the members on both sides of the -- stuck to the questions.
You know what does this do how was it financially responsible.
You know obviously the the union aspect of it was defended by Democrats.
But to a certain extent a lot of people took their time to also ask.
The Vermont governor.
-- -- -- and you don't jump when I'm sorry.
About his situation one in which he inherited it cuts by his predecessor.
But is still doing tax increases in a state that has taxes higher than several of its side neighbors so we had a good discussion.
Our committee was interested in the fact that all fifty states have to find solutions -- don't become burdens to the federal government and as you know.
Most of them opt out of Social Security so it's of keen interest to us that the money -- set aside be sufficient if we don't wanna falling back on to people.
It the Social Security system which -- for the most part didn't pay into it you'll.
Where is -- of congress and just the tone I know we hear a lot about it but.
What's it could -- on a Republican or Democrat to be brave.
Take on these type of issues spell -- the map the reality whether you want to say it's public union workers they wanna say it's entitlements.
And and they're just gonna rip didn't and one.
You you know what you're in for.
And you know the sound -- strategy.
You're killing grandma you don't have to Graham thought our kids are gonna start -- congressman today essentially saying.
That you know kids are gonna go to school hungry because what went on and on and on we -- How do we ever proceed past that.
We you know to a certain extent when I was in college decades ago.
They taught us that that form of -- street argument to that -- but I got -- -- CA should -- was effective bit disingenuous.
It's gonna go on.
One of the important things when you look at Governor Walker this is a man who is stood for -- balancing the budget when he was a county executive.
And he won reelection by ever greater numbers now always come to be governor he's doing the same thing -- admit that Mitch Daniels did.
Like 2006 it made him wildly unpopular but ultimately led to becoming hot -- being reelected.
You do the right thing and you do it early.
And the good work that you've done some times is seen before the next election and if it isn't is still ultimately do the right thing -- you shouldn't take the job.
Well I admire you having hearing them but if you ever -- meeting her.
See when you have to -- -- I would just say no I'll take a test but congress sincerest averted having.
Thank you and and come anytime your will -- yet but we're just where -- -- thank you congress and --
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