Clinton advocates ‘shared responsibilities and shared sacrifice’

By Kay Nolan,  June 1, 2012

Kay Nolan is a contributing writer for WisPolitics.com. This article ran in the June 1, 2012 issue.

MILWAUKEE — Former President Bill Clinton today told hundreds of cheering supporters of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett that Wisconsin needs “a government with shared responsibilities and shared sacrifice, not ‘winner take all.'”

Clinton said, “People look at Wisconsin and see America’s battleground.” He said Gov. Scott Walker has created “constant conflict.”

Noting that the Pledge of Allegiance mentions the idea of a nation “undivided under God,” Clinton declared, “Every day when a child in Wisconsin says the Pledge of Allegiance, it’s a rebuke to the far right’s winner-take-all, take-noprisoners, divide-and-conquer, constant-conflict philosophy of government.”