Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) says his party has been emboldened by massive protests against his controversial budget plan.
Walker said demonstrators who filled the state capitol building in Madison and the boycott by state Senate Democrats — some of whom fled the state in protest — have steeled the resolve of members of his party.
“If anything, I think it’s made the Republicans in the Assembly and the Senate stronger,” he told Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren in an interview Thursday night. “They’re not going to be bullied. They’re not going to be intimidated.”
The unrest in Wisconsin has attracted attention from national lawmakers and political figures, who have incorporated the state’s tussle over Walker’s budget proposal into the debate over the federal government’s fiscal woes.
Public-sector workers are upset with the plan, which calls on them to pay to receive pension and health benefits and removes collective bargaining rights for some.
Sooooo keeping the budget balanced is difficult, public workers have eaten at the trough for too long. You go Walker!! peyton
Peyton has a Masters degree and is a conservative Christian.
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