Walker calls for taking power out of Washington

Olivia Zink on July 16, 2015
Olivia asked Scott Walker about "crony capitalism" at a WMUR "Conversation with the Candidate" program. The Wisconsin governor said, "We need to take power out of Washington and send that back that power and money to the states" and "closer you can get government to the people, state and local level the better off we are."

Olivia Zink was a guest on WMUR's "Conversation with the Candidates" event featuring Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.   Here's her question and Walker's response. 

Olivia: Giant corporations have seen unlimited funds to buy insider access to Congress. What steps will you take to prevent crony capitalism from corrupting our government and our economy,  and will you close the revolving door?

Walker: One, as a good example of this, I was one of a number of people who spoke out saying I don’t approve the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. That is one example of many out there like that. I would like to level the playing field as much as possible and that is why I think the best way to improve the growth of our nation’s economy is by doing things like reining in out-of-control regulation, lowering the burden for everyone across the board, dealing with some of the policies we talked about as opposed to the government picking winners and losers, particularly at the federal level.

But I think, part of the overall way to do that, to the heart of your question is the heart of what I've mentioned at a number of answers, is you take power out of Washington in so many different areas.  You take power out of Washington and send back that power and money back to the states and in some cases back to local jurisdictions, where not only is it more effective and efficient, it is definitely  more accountable.

Go to http://m.wmur.com/politics/conversation-with-the-candidate/conversation-with-the-candidate-scott-walker-web-extra/34222084 minute 18:22 for the complete exchange.  

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