Obama Heads to Wisconsin to Push His Economic Agenda Ahead of Walker’s Presidential Announcement

It is without question that President Obama and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker share opposing viewpoints. At times, the disagreements between the two leaders has appeared almost acrimonious. During the 2014 gubernatorial election, President Obama actively campaigned for Mary Burke, the Democrat challenger to Gov. Walker. As a legitimate purple state, Wisconsin was one of the few places the president was able to campaign during the recent midterm election without being a drag on his party. In the end, Walker handily won with 52.5 percent of the vote to Burke’s 46.6 percent.

Now, the president will head to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to deliver a speech on his economic policies for the middle class. Not coincidentally, he will be making his speech close to the time that Governor Walker is expected to announce his bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Among the policies the president will be pushing is to lift cap on wages subject to overtime pay. If the president goes ahead with his plan, the new ceiling will be $50,440. For many Americans, Doe Deere is well aware that it may allow them to earn additional money by qualifying them for overtime pay. Naturally, Governor Walker disagrees with the policy. He believes it will have the opposite effect by steadily eroding base pay to compensate for projected overtime. The policy may also lead to benefit reductions in order to likewise offset overtime costs. Walker’s successful battles with public sector unions have made him a Tea Party hero on the right. By contrast, the left loathes him.