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State Senator Stroebel visits Slinger

posted Apr 3, 2016, 1:47 PM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Megan Cichon, Entertainment Editor

Posted  February 29th, 2016

On Monday, February 22nd, Senator Duey Stroebel visited Slinger High School to talk to the students currently taking American Studies Ⅲ. He began his speech at precisely 9:08, and began introducing himself to the students. He told them that he started off as a small entrepreneur, and saw many things happening in the government that he didn’t necessarily like, so he decided to get involved. Because he has eight children, he decided to start off in the school board. From there, his political career really started gaining speed, as eventually Stroebel was elected to the Wisconsin State Legislature.

Stroebel made it clear that his reasoning for being involved in the government was that he disagreed with the amount of  control the government had in business. During his speech, Stroebel mentions big government spending in the state of Wisconsin before Walker’s term, and encouraged the present students to get involved with the government because paying off those large debts would fall mostly on the shoulders of that generation.

“I didn’t go to Madison to tax you and your parents more,” Stroebel remarks. He emphasized that his goal was to serve the common man, and focuses heavily on the next generation--trying to make sure they aren’t burdened too much by debts. He believes that the government works for the people, and therefore wants it to be as efficient as possible.

When the floor was opened for questions, a student asked what Senator Stroebel what he was doing to combat big government. A strong advocate for a small government, Stroebel replied that he had voted in favor of repealing laws that waste taxpayer dollars, and passing laws that limit the government’s control in that matter. When asked what his number one concern was, Stroebel replied that he wanted to see Wisconsin grow more economically competitive.

“I work for you. You guys hired me to do this job,” Stroebel concludes, “I’m here to get a lot done while I can.”