Republican governors took on government regulations and healthcare in a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland Thursday morning.
During the panel discussion, Governors Matt Bevin of Kentucky, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Doug Ducey of Arizona, and Scott Walker of Wisconsin attacked the federal government’s overreach where it concerns states’ rights, asserting that the U.S. government needed to only focus on national security and welfare programs like Social Security.
“What part should the federal government get out of? I think the better question is what part should they not get out of?” Walker asserted.
“Most Americans think federalism means more government action and power,” Walker asserted, holding up a U.S. dollar bill. “Take a look at this dollar. I want you to take one out as well. Now where would you rather send that dollar? To Washington, where you get a return of pennies on the dollar? Or would you rather send that to a local school, where you can make real change?”
“Obamacare needs to go,” Brownback asserted. “It’s driven people out of the insurance marketplace and into medicaid.”
Ducey pointed to a new website in Arizona’s government as proof that most government regulations can be removed. “If there’s a regulation that doesn’t promote safety, then we will look into getting rid of it,” the Arizona governor said during the panel discussion.
“The mess is at the federal level. I’m thrilled with the decisions President Trump made in his cabinet decisions, and now we need to keep up the good work.”
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