Walker’s Wisconsin isn’t working and hasn’t been for a while.
Walker’s Wisconsin focuses on pushing aggressive policy measures that enhance the pockets of the rich, stepping on the backs of working class Wisconsinites. From the largest K-12 education cuts we’ve historically ever seen, to slashing workers rights, giving tax breaks to corporations, to making public benefits harder to get, and destroying reproductive freedom, Walker’s Wisconsin agenda can be the blueprint that Trump and his Republican allies use to push disastrous policies on a national scale.
Wisconsin was crucial to Donald’s Trump’s road to the White House and now the President-elect remembers those loyalties and is handsomely rewarding them.
Earlier this week, Trump announced the appointment of current Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, of Kenosha, as his chief of staff. On Tuesday, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, was re-elected by the Republican party to serve again as Speaker of the House.
Wisconsin Governor and former Presidential candidate, Scott Walker took the role of chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
Now President-elect Trump could look to the Republican leadership in Wisconsin to help drive his national agenda.
President-elect Donald Trump will enter the White House under circumstances similar to what Gov. Scott Walker faced in Wisconsin six years ago — with his party in control of the legislative branch and a big, bold to-do list.
And with Walker and his allies taking on key national roles, it’s possible the 2011 Wisconsin Republican blueprint for upending the balance of political power will also be front-and-center in the new administration.
However, there remains plenty of uncertainty about how Trump will govern and whether Republicans’ 52-48 majority in the U.S. Senate will be enough to push through some of the major changes Walker was able to advance in Wisconsin. It’s also unclear whether Trump will pursue policies that inflame liberals, such as taking on labor unions, or stick to more populist fare, such as tax cuts and infrastructure projects.
For more on the Wisconsin connection to the White house, visit Madison.com.