Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Gears Up For Recall Election: "This Was Never About Unions"
Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (R) joined Fox and Friends this morning to talk about the upcoming Wisconsin recall election. Former President Bill Clinton spoke out in favor of unions and said that if Gov. Scott Walker and Kleefisch are allowed to continue in their jobs, that the state and nation will be led in a disastrous course and may even lead to the death of unions.
Kleefisch responded, “Well this was never about unions, this was about fiscal responsibility … We don’t want to leave big huge fiscal messes for our children. You know as responsible adults, as responsible leaders, as good moms and dads, we need to take care of those things and make the tough decisions. And so when we saw $3.6 billion dollar budget deficit, we solved it
without raising taxes because you just can’t raise taxes on hardworking taxpayers in the middle of a recession.”
She continued, “We’ve laid the groundwork for growth here in Wisconsin and we’ve seen that growth. We created 23,608 new jobs last year and in fact our economy is recovering so well, we’re going to end up with a $154 million dollar surplus at the end of our budget.”
One important fact she pointed out is that a vote for Walker is not a vote for Kleefisch. They are separate on the ballot, so voters must select each candidate in order for their votes to be counted.