The Impact if Governor Scott Walker loses the recall election on June 5, 2012
The recall election of Governor Scott Walker is upon us and the results will impact not only Wisconsin but the country. The battle in Wisconsin appears to be a battle between the power of unions and the power of government. The decision Wisconsin voters will soon make is being watched on a national scale. While I am not supporting or opposing the recall election of Scott Walker the elements involved in this election are clear.
Dependent upon an individual state’s constitution requirements for recalling elected officials, the process of recall elections needs to be changed and/or improved. While voters of Wisconsin have a tough decision to make in the coming election what they decide will impact state government efforts to be financially sound today and into the future. Each individual in Wisconsin has a right to their opinion as we all do under the Constitution but that right should not be used in a way to force their opinion upon others.
The present financial state of Wisconsin appears to be better than before the election of Scott Walker. Hard decisions are being made by states across the country to address financial situations and not all the decisions are going to be popular. We elected individuals to make the tough decisions necessary as issues dictate and we measure the results of their decisions when we must decide to vote to re-elect them. The case of the recall election is one which does not occur often across the country but when it does the facts need to be properly evaluated. The recall election of Governor Scott is what could be a critical point for the state of Wisconsin.
It is always great to see citizens involved in the election process and this election involving Governor Walker will potentially have a large turnout for those supporting him and those opposed to the actions he has taken. Voters must remember one important point. The state legislature is where legislation was initiated for the current issues raised in this election. Governor Walker signed the legislation making them law. Heads of government do not create legislation they can only accept or reject them when they are presented for signature. Heads of government can propose legislation or actions but legislatures must take the action. Governors are limited in what they can do within their state based on their Constitution. The nation will be watching the upcoming election closely to see if government or the unions will be the winner in the election.
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