Scott Walker is worried that the people of Wisconsin don't see the good he has done for the state, so is pleading with every media outlet to let him make his case for remaining in office.
UWGB-Beek: Scott I just want to thank you for taking the time to do this interview.
Walker: I just want to say that I really enjoy your news stories, and know that you will tell my story in a way that people will see that I am not a bad guy.
UWGB-Beek: I just have to ask why you thought it was important to attack teachers and public sector workers?
Walker: I didn't attack them. They attacked me by standing outside my office and yelling bad things at me. I actually released them burdens of union dues. They will thank me in a few years.
UWGB-Beek: So you are saying that because you were able to get rid of the union, the union that offered them a collective voice, that they should be happy.
Walker: The people of Wisconsin spoke and their voices said they wanted me to make the hard choices.
UWGB-Beek: Your election results weren't really any different than Jim Doyle's in the 2006 election and he didn't go on a power trip like you did.
Walker: I didn't go on a power trip. I know that I did things that looked unpopular at the time, but Ronald Reagan would have done them too. He broke the unions.
UWGB-Beek: Ronald Reagan didn't break the unions like you did, and he was politically savvy enough to know that you don't make the people that teach and protect us look like the enemy.
Walker: Reagan broke the air traffic controller unions.
UWGB-Beek: The air traffic controllers still have a union.
Walker: Then you just have to look at all the money I saved tax payers by making teachers and public sector workers take a pay freeze and pay in more money for their pensions and health care.
UWGB-Beek: So you are saying it is a good thing to stick it to the teachers and other public sector workers, and that they should pay more, but not companies that are willing to move at even the hint of paying taxes.
Walker: Private sector companies do the job creation in this state, not the government.
UWGB-Beek: So you are saying more Wal-Marts are good for the state.
Walker: I do think good companies like Wal-Mart are good for Wisconsin.
UWGB-Beek: So you are okay with the fact they don't pay a living wage.
Walker: Living wage is just some liberal utopian myth. Wal-Mart offers an okay wage and people should be happy they create jobs.
UWGB-Beek: One more question before you go, do you believe giving government jobs to people that did you political favors is good for Wisconsin.
Walker: I only give jobs to people that deserve them. It just looks like I am returning political favors at the expense of Wisconsin taxpayers.