D-Day in Wisconsin! (a proud rant)
I awoke this morning, and was reminded of this historic day of our Country, June 6th – D-Day! It was a major battle that changed the course of WWII. With that said, my heart goes out to every one of the soldiers who fought for the liberties and freedoms, that we proudly stand for.
It got me thinking! It started my brain on another rant! Just yesterday, in my opinion, was a miniature D-Day for this country. Now, I am not remotely trying to demean the significance of that historic day in 1944. But here it is 68 years later, and what happened up in Wisconsin yesterday, was another stand for our liberties and freedoms.
I think that this vote to keep Gov. Walker his job as leader of the State of Wisconsin is so very significant to the upcoming election in November. It is a loud signal that Americans understand that the principals of conservative values and policies are best for all people, not just those who belong to a Union. Also, that effective leadership is a must during hard economic times.
Scott Walker campaigned on certain promises of making Wisconsin and its people a better place to live. He delivered on those promises.
Let’s take a quick look at what he has accomplished:
Wisconsin’s unemployment rate has dropped! To 6.7 percent, lower than the national average of 8.2 percent.
The average personal income of the citizens of Wisconsin rose last year to 4.8%, compared to the national average of 4.3%.
They had a budget deficit of $3.6 billion and is now on pace to have a surplus of $89 million by June 30, 2013.
Property taxes are down.
I think this next point is so very significant and that is his administration has stopped forcibly collecting union dues from workers’ paychecks. Union dues are NOW voluntary; tens of thousands of union members have stopped paying them. Membership in the Wisconsin chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union (AFSCME) has dropped by half. Membership in the stat’s American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is down by over a third. Given unions’ influential role in most elections, the national implications of this trend are staggering.
Simple things such as the fraudulent “sick leaves” by State workers that allowed them to call in sick and then work the next shift for overtime pay can no longer happen.
The fact is, some common sense had been restored in that wonderful state, and they are setting a real example of how we must apply common sense in our Nation.
So I find it remotely ironic that on this D-Day, we have yet another significant battle won in the name of liberty and freedom.
And that concludes yet another rant, thank you and I appreciate it!