Walker and his conservative policies have almost singlehandedly turned the state finances in Wisconsin around. The unions no longer have a stranglehold on state government/policies/finances.
That said, why would anyone be surprised by Trump’s remarks about anything? Trump is not a conservative - his rhetoric consistently speaks to big government solutions to any problem. Big government COSTS money. Is there not a correlation between what one believes to be the role of government - its size and scope - and the amount of tax money it is going to take to drive the ship??
For example, the ACA (Obamacare) - Trump says he wants to get rid of Obama’s big government health insurance program and REPLACE it with HIS big government health insurance program. Out goes Obamacare in comes Trumpcare. What the hell??
In addition, RET is spot on in pointing out the role the “Establishment”, big government, liberal-leaning, “House Republican” Chris Christie, is playing in the Trump campaign. We are largely known by the company we keep.
Unfortunately, I have my doubts the Republican Party can salvage this election. In my opinion, the opportunity to take the White House and control all three branches of government has been pissed away by the tabloid, destructive candidacy of one Donald Trump and the distractive cloud of meaningless bullsh*t that continually emanates from and swirls around his campaign.
Trump’s crap might play well among some Republicans, but I doubt it will play well among general election voters, including Independents.
Unfortunately, if for any reason the childish, petulant Trump turns out not to be the Republican nominee it is all but certain he will react/behave in a manner making it difficult or impossible for the Party’s eventual presidential candidate to defeat Hillary Clinton.
I hope I’m wrong in my negative outlook, but I see no indication this election will end well.