Emanuel takes aim at Wisconsin governor
February 22nd, 2011
12:33 PM ET
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Emanuel takes aim at Wisconsin governor

Washington (CNN)– CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King caught up with Rahm Emanuel Tuesday in Chicago as the former top Obama aide did some last minute campaigning for mayor.

Emanuel – who is poised for victory in the mayoral election Tuesday – said he disagreed with the way Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is handling that states' budget crisis:

"The Wisconsin model I totally reject. It's not about a cooperative, coming to a resolution together with an understanding and respect. That's not about fiscal issues, it's about politics, and here we're gonna deal with our fiscal issues by being honest with each other, straight forward and on a level of respect to work out the agreements that are necessary to put our fiscal house in order so our economy can grow. That's the goal here. What Wisconsin's doing is Wisconsin and it's not what we want to do in Chicago because there's no respect, no sense of cooperation, no sense that we all have a vested interest in working something out."

"Here in Chicago we have a vested interest of working together, finding agreement together, put our fiscal house in order, get our schools strong, get our street safe, so we can make sure that our residents here – it is a city that a middle class family can send their kids to school and feel safe on the street," Emanuel also said.

The full interview will appear on John King, U.S.A. at 7 p.m. ET.

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soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    Schools are going to have to become a parental cost item. The taxes for schools MUST be borne by parents, and under the present property tax system, that is, frankly, not working. The tax is going to have to become an enrollment tax, paid by everyone, and not just the middle class.

    February 22, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  2. New Age Independant

    Yes we understand that being a Democrat means lining the pockets of Union bosses with money. It's funny how liberals have no problem with the distribution of wealth when it comes to the rich, as long as it doesn't include rich Unions. When will they grow up and realize that Unions have been holding America cities and workers hostage?

    February 22, 2011 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  3. SpinnyLiberal

    Good for him. The Union has already agreed to the demands. They just don't want their collective bargaining rights stripped of them. By doing so, he's in a position to screw them later in a big way. And they can't do anything about it. Keep fighting the good fight, protesters. And stay on the lam, Senators.

    February 22, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  4. CNN The Masters of Spin

    Well of course Rham the Gangster disagrees with Gov Walker, as Obambi does......everyone learns to never bite the hand that feeds you, and those hands belong to the Unions!!!

    February 22, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
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