Scott Walker Disagrees With Mitt Romney on First Responders as ‘Big Government’
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said on Sunday that he disagreed with Mitt Romney’s recent statement that the governor’s win in last week’s recall election showed that voters oppose hiring more teachers, firefighters and police officers.
“I think, in the end, the big issue is that the private sector still needs more help,” he told Bob Schieffer on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “The answer’s not more big government. I know in my state, our reforms allowed us to protect firefighters, police officers and teachers. That’s not what I think of when I think of big government.”
Romney said on Friday that President Barack Obama missed the message from Wisconsin’s recall election, which was held after outrage from some voters over Walker’s law limiting collective bargaining rights of public sector workers.
“He says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers,” Romney said. “Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”