By Glen Meakem
This weekend, Stephen Moore – Senior Economics Writer for the Wall Street Journal and co-author of the book “Return to Prosperity: How America can Regain its Economic Superpower Status” – joins me on the program with some insights on Governor Scott Walker’s determination to balance the Wisconsin budget, and his opposition to public sector union intimidation and power. Both Steve and I agree that this is a seminal moment for our nation. If Republicans in Wisconsin back down, then politicians in Washington D.C. will continue to capitulate to union demands (which include higher taxes and more government spending) for years to come. However, if Governor Walker is successful in bringing public sector compensation closer to the private sector, then law makers everywhere will be able to deal with crippling budget deficits more effectively. Steve also offers his thoughts on the GOP attempts to cut government spending in Washington D.C., and what we as a nation must do if we wish to “Return to Prosperity.”
Jim Gaffney, a principal with Peak Performance Management also joins me in the studio with some insights on how individuals, business leaders, and teachers can all gain the skills they need to be more successful in life. The right training matters, and Jim and his team at Peak Performance provide necessary tools for individuals to become better sales people. In addition to their current four Pittsburgh locations, Peak Performance is now offering their “Foundations” seminars at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. You can attend the training from 8:30 am to 10 am on the 2nd and 4th Thursday mornings of every month, and then hit the golf course in the afternoon.
Finally, I revisit an interview I did with Scott Walker back in 2009 on this program when he was County Commissioner of Milwaukee. In order to demonstrate just how consistent Governor Walker’s pro-growth, less government, and pro-freedom agenda is, I wanted to replay that interview for you this weekend.
We don’t need higher taxes that drive American jobs across state lines or worse, out of the country. We don’t need increased government regulations that restrict innovation and kill industries. And we certainly don’t need powerful public sector unions – who are not accountable to the tax payer – dictating to us what their salaries and benefits will be, while the rest of the economy suffers.
Governor Scott Walker is doing the right thing. He is standing up for Wisconsin tax payers, and he is standing up for freedom.
I always enjoy being with you on the weekends.
Thanks for listening
Glen Meakem is a successful technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and conservative talk radio show host, who offers information and insights on how individuals and our nation can be more successful. Glen’s unique perspective has been shaped by his experiences as founder, chairman and CEO of the B2B internet success Freemarkets Inc – which he founded in 1995, took public in 1999, and sold to Ariba in 2004. In 2005, Glen co-founded Meakem Becker Venture Capital, a firm that invests in early stage start up companies. Concerned about the liberal political agenda that has gripped the United States and his home state of Pennsylvania, Glen launched the Glen Meakem Program in 2008. Glen served as an officer in the United States Army Reserve and is a veteran of the First Gulf War. He also earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his MBA from Harvard Business School. For more information about Glen and the Glen Meakem Radio Program, or to read his blog, please visit http://glenmeakem.com.