But I don't want massive layoffs of anyone - public or private. We are planning on shrinking government through attrition and reform, not through random pink slips.
I believe that smaller government is better government. But I also believe that in the areas where government does play a legitimate role, we should demand that it is done better.
I hate big government, but I really hate a government that doesn't work. So when 'they say we either have to raise taxes or cut core services,' it's actually a 'false choice.
I promised to empower the taxpayer - instead of a handful of big government union bosses.
We are the ones looking out for the middle class. Who do think pays for the endless expansion of government? Its middle class taxpayers. Our reforms protect middle class taxpayers.
We showed that when we say 'Wisconsin is open for business', we mean it.
Now things have changed for the better. Our reforms end seniority and tenure so we can hire and fire based on merit and pay based on performance. That means we can put the best and the brightest in our classrooms - and we can keep them there.
In education, they say either property taxes have to go up, or we'll have poor education - that's a false choice.
The unions say 'last hired - first fired,', we say hire and fire based on merit. We want the best and brightest in the classroom.