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Excerpts from Walker's "Fireside Chat'

4:55 PM, Feb 22, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Wisconsin governor Scott Walker will take to the airwaves in a couple of hours to deliver a statewide address his office is billing as a "fireside chat." Here are some brief excerpts from the address just released by his office:

“Wisconsin is showing the rest of the country how to have a passionate, yet civil debate about our finances. That’s a very Midwestern trait and something we should be proud of. I pray, however, that this civility will continue as people pour into our state from all across America.”

“I have great respect for those who have chosen a career in government. I really do. In 1985, when I was a high school junior in the small town of Delavan, I was inspired to pursue public service after I attended the American Legion's Badger Boys State program.  The military veterans and educators who put on that week-long event showed the honor in serving others.”

“I also understand how concerned many government workers are about their futures.  I’ve listened to their comments and read their emails…”

“The legislation I’ve put forward is about one thing. It’s about balancing our budget now and in the future…”

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