US Elections 2016: Anti-Washington Scott Walker Runs For President

US Elections 2016: Anti-Washington Scott Walker Runs For President
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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker launched his 2016 presidential bid on Monday with an announcement speech full of anti-Washington points. He promised to decrease people’s dependence on government assistance and make it easier to find a job, even for people way past their retirement. He vowed to repeal the Obamacare and approve Keystone XL pipeline stalled by President Barack Obama.


Reform. Growth. Safety.

America needs a fresh leadership with big and bold ideas outside of Washington, Walker said in his speech. The nation needs reform, growth and safety, he said.

“I’m for transferring power from Washington to the hard-working taxpayers in states all across the country. That’s real reform. I’m for building a better economy where everyone can live their piece of the American Dream. That’s pro-growth. I’m for protecting our children and grandchildren from radical Islamic terrorism and other threats in the world. That’s true safety,” Walker said.

Walker said that the present administration measures success by how many people are dependent on the government. But that is not the way it should go, Walker argued. Success should be measure by how many people are no longer dependent on the government – an independence that can be achieve if it is easier to get a job.

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“To ensure that prosperity, we need to be for a pro-growth economic plan that helps individuals and families earn, save and achieve their piece of the American Dream. Instead of the top-down, government-knows-best approach we hear from politicians in Washington, we need to build the economy from the ground up in a way that is new and fresh, organic and dynamic,” Walker said.

“As long as you don’t violate the health and safety of your neighbors – go out and start your own career, build your own business, live your own life. That’s freedom – the freedom that serves as the cornerstone of the American Dream.”

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Walker, the anti-Obama/Clinton doctrine campaigner

If elected as president, Walker promised to repeal the Obamacare and approve the Keystone pipeline.

“Today sadly, under the Obama/Clinton doctrine, America is leading from behind and we’re headed toward a disaster.” Walker also criticized Mr Obama’s soft stance against ISIS and Iran; failure to stop the Russian aggression and being cowardly to China.

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Walker is running for president

“After a great deal of thought and a whole lot of prayer, we are proud to announce that I am officially running to serve as your President of the United States of America,” Walker said in his speech.

“You see, there is a reason we just took a day off to celebrate the 4th of July and not April 15th. Because in America, we celebrate our independence from the government and not our dependence on it.”

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