Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker believes in the power of work—he’s seen work break the cycle of dependency in families, raise personal expectations in people, and fill people with self-pride for the first time in their lives. So when he pushed for work requirements for welfare benefits, he did so to empower the citizens of his state. And that’s just what they have done—parents have shown their children the benefit of work, breaking the trap of dependency, and even some disabled individuals have aggressively sought out work to feel pride in living their lives to the fullest.
Watch as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker shares why the government needs to remove the barriers to work and empower individuals—and families—to fulfill themselves with work.