On Thursday, Governor Scott Walker joined Newsradio 620 WTMJ host Charlie Sykes to discuss the bold entitlement reforms he unveiled on Wednesday at the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) Business Day.
Governor Walker emphasized the central goal of his new reforms are "to move people from government dependence to independence." "No one grows up wanting to be on government assistance," said Walker.
Governor Walker detailed his plans to insure an additional 224,580 Wisconsinites, to require nearly 76,000 able-bodied adults without dependent children to receive job training in exchange for foodstamps, and for those receiving unemployment insurance to be seeking a job up to four times per week.
"There is a reason we don't celebrate April 15, but the 4th of July, and it's because we value independence," said Walker.
Listen to Charlie Sykes' entire interview with Governor Walker here.