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Leaders with Ginni Thomas: Gov. Scott Walker

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      Ginni Thomas

      Virginia Thomas, 54, is a special correspondent for the Daily Caller producing videos of emerging leaders and educators in the public square. Her ear is to the ground outside the Washington Beltway as a social entrepreneur. Previously, she was the founder of (nonprofit for citizen activists), and has worked at The Heritage Foundation, Hillsdale College's Washington office, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the senior levels of the legislative and executive branches of government. She has maintained her midwestern authenticity after 30 years in Washington, D.C. and enjoys motor homing and the Nebraska Cornhuskers with her husband, Justice Clarence Thomas. Her degrees are: Business Communication & Political Science from Creighton University, and J.D. from Creighton Law School (Omaha, NE).

Since entering office in 2011 on the heels of the tea-party fueled Republican midterm election tidal wave, Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has made difficult decisions and pushed through tough-minded, cost-cutting legislation to fix his state’s budget problems. His actions have inspired heated push back by the left and even a movement to recall him.

In a recent interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas, Walker discussed the efforts by Washington’s elite union bosses against him, how he maintains his compass in the midst of the political maelstrom and much more.

Are out-of-control public sector legacy costs a main factor in our looming economic crises?

“I think any of us who are honest understand if you don’t get legacy costs under control, it’s a virus that will eat up and eat up and eat up more and more of your budget. It’s the same problem that Chrysler and GM got into, and state and local governments have to fix it.”