At the Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee, Walker debates David Riemer, for the office of County Executive. On funding for parks, Walker says that state government is the key. State mandated justice programs have limited county funding for quality-of-life services. On the increase of public transit fares, he says that it was caused by rising labor and fuel costs. But he is for shifting sales tax revenue from automobile sales that go to the state’s general fund to transit. He is also for a law allowing the carrying of concealed weapons. Riemer says that Walker should stop blaming labor unions, the state government and others for his failures to reverse trends that hurt county government:
You never hear any acceptance of responsibility to provide leadership.