Scott Walker: Safety Net Has Become ‘A Hammock’

Speaking to supporters, the Wisconsin governor says he's “worried about our country.”

Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, speaks during the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

From the Des Moines Register:

In what sounded like a full-throttle campaign speech, Wisconsin's Scott Walker went on the attack against his presumptive rivals in the presidential race, telling Iowans on a conference call Monday night that the country needs a proven leader who can take on everyone from Washington liberals to terrorists.

"I'm worried about our country," Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, said during a tele-town hall organized by his political action committee, Our American Revival PAC, and moderated by Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann.

"I see a president who seems to feels success should be measured by how many people are dependent on the government," Walker said. Under Obama, government assistance has become less of a safety net and more of "a hammock," he said.

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