Monday, January 03, 2011

Portentous Text: Walker's Address

Just a few key phrases here to give Capper, Folkbum, & Co. the chills. (Not thrills. Chills.)

...We will right-size state government by ensuring government is providing only the essential services our citizens need and taxpayers can afford. My fellow state workers, I invite you to partner with me in this necessary work.

...Today, in this inauguration, we affirm these values and fundamental principles. It is through frugality and moderation in government that we will see freedom and prosperity for our people.

And for the Statists, a few more:

..."We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our Freedom, in order to secure its blessings, form a more perfect government, insure domestic tranquility and promote the general welfare, do establish this constitution." Powerful words.

Our rights as free people are given by our creator, not the government.

...Our jobs plan provides relief from taxation, regulation and litigation costs for employers. And it makes it easier for workers and farmers to afford health care.

And for the remaining Big Gummint types, both RINO and Union:

...Let me be clear on one thing: Increasing taxes is off the table—as it will counter our efforts to provide economic growth. Instead, we will make tough, but compassionate decisions to balance the next state budget in a way that will get Wisconsin working again. Under our administration, state government will do only what is necessary – no more, no less.

(It would have been nice to hear about DEcreasing taxes--and fees. Oh, well. Next year in Jerusalem!!)

Godspeed, Mr. Governor!


Paul - Berry Laker said...


We need to hold Scott and the rest to their promises.

But as of today and forward, life is good in Wisconsin.

neomom said...

Hell, I can hear the heads exploding all the way down here in NC!!

He talked about God... In the Capitol Building!!

Almost makes me wish I still lived there.

I will give another Godspeed, Governor Walker, Godspeed.

Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

What a great day for Wisconsin.

John Foust said...

And I bet you'll be right there with Capper, Folkbum, & Co. when they point out Walker's inability to keep his promises. Because you're a conservative, not a Republican!

Anonymous said...

Why do you assume he can't keep his promises John?

The majority of them are "introduce legislation" or procedural changes which he, of course, can do on a whim. The only one that would be arguably hard is the "250,000 jobs" but even that examined (62,500 a year or 5,208 a month) is certainly not impossible.

Are you aware of something we are not?


John Foust said...

As you point out, some of Walker's promises will be hard to keep. My point was, I'll watch to see how Dad29 serves as the watchdog of what Walker does wrong.

Anonymous said...

Good idea John. Too bad the same dedication was not present the last 8 years huh?