Rebecca Kleefisch will be leaving Wisconsin state government soon, but she hopes she has helped to make government a little smarter.
The defeat of Gov. Scott Walker last month means that Lieutenant Gov. Kleefisch will also be out of work.
Kleefisch said on WIZM that much of what government tries to do to help people is “super counter intuitive.”
“So, what we’ve tried to do, over the last eight years, is change some of the counterintuitive government programs and do smart things, is that, things just full of common sense,” Kleefisch told WIZM’s Mike Hayes.
Kleefisch cites tax reforms and economic development as ways that the Walker administration worked to improve the state’s economy.
Kleefisch wants to continue being active on the social and economic issues that she was assigned to work on under Walker. She believes that state government often blocks people from making their lives better.
“Get obstacles out of people’s way so they thrive, so they can attach to their American dream, so they can live their fullest life,” Kleefisch said. “I know that that sounds really Susie Sunshine but, at the end of the day, that’s effective government.”
Kleefisch said some families still have not recovered from the recession of a decade ago, even though Wisconsin has about 100,000 new jobs available.