All statements involving Tom Barrett

Mayor Tom Barrett’s policies drove unemployment up 27 percent in Milwaukee, pushing it to "one of America’s 10 worst cities for unemployment."

Says gubernatorial recall candidate Tom Barrett supported passage of Gov. Scott Walker’s bill stripping collective bargaining of state employees.

"In his very first budget, (Milwaukee) Mayor Tom Barrett broke his pledge to keep a lid on property taxes and has continued increasing taxes and fees ever since."

"Mayor Barrett saved Milwaukee $25 million, thanks to Gov. Walker’s reforms."

On using Gov. Scott Walker’s collective-bargaining limits to help balance the city of Milwaukee budget

"Eleven years ago, the city of Detroit lifted the residency requirement for police officers and today, 53 percent of officers live outside of the city. If we want the tax base of Milwaukee to resemble the tax base of Detroit, this is the way to go."

Says it has offered $12 million in savings through 2011 and $184 million in savings over the next 25 years in contract negotiations with the City of Milwaukee.

"More than 125 jobs have been created" at the Milwaukee Job Corps Center.

As mayor, Barrett led efforts to redevelop the Menomonee Valley, "which now supports nearly 4,000 jobs in Wisconsin."

"In Congress Tom Barrett voted to allow abortions through the ninth month, just moments before the baby is born."

Says "Scott Walker wants to make abortion illegal, even in cases of rape, incest or to protect the life of the mother."

Says "Tom Barrett supports a government takeover of our health care"

Says Scott Walker "eliminated his own office of economic development in the middle of this recession."

Says "Scott Walker says he would ban stem cell research" 

Says "the headlines … tell the story" of how Walker has "mismanaged" Milwaukee County

When each faced a pension funding crisis, Tom Barrett made tough choices and smart cuts while Scott Walker passed $400 million in pension debt to the next generation.

"Under Tom Barrett’s leadership, violent crime in Milwaukee has decreased by over 20% -- to its lowest levels in more than 20 years."

Tom Barrett "voted for the largest tax increase in history ... raising taxes on gas and Social Security."

"Walker says he’s for lower taxes. But Milwaukee County spending has gone up by $349 million."

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