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Friday, June 03, 2011

 7:21 PM 

Nelson says GOP party of "total control"

Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson told delegates and guests that the Republican Party has gone from the party of local control to the party of total control.

He said Gov. Scott Walker’s budget takes away health care for thousands, removes the right for public workers to collectively bargain and harms public education

“This party of total control ... is out of control but with you help, we will remove them from power,” he said to applause.



He said the last election saw some gains for Democrats.

“We won three county executive races putting in place progressives who can push back today against Gov. Walker’s budget,” he said.

Nelson mocked Walker’s oft-repeated statement that his budget cuts have come with tools such as changes to collective bargaining to make up for the cuts.

“Every time I go to open up Governor Walker's toolbox the only thing I find is a screwdriver,” Nelson said to applause.

He stressed the importance of state and local government working together, the need to support working families, invest in good health care, and to recognize the value of public and private sector workers in order to create vibrant communities.

-- By David Wise

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