Statements about State Finances

"Savings that I achieved" helped fund cameras on the border. "As a result, more than 21,500 arrests have been made and 46 tons of narcotics confiscated."

Wisconsin is "not a high tax and fee state." When you look at "all the money state and local governments bring in" from residents, "we're more in the middle."

"We’re trailing every other state in the Midwest in terms of job creation since January of 2011."

Says Alex Sink "even supported a tax on homeowners insurance policies."

David Dewhurst is "the first lieutenant governor in history to have a personal security detail."

"The national economic recovery has led to higher than expected tax revenues and projected budget surpluses in nearly every state in the nation, including Wisconsin."

"With the tax controls we already put in place, property taxes on a typical home in December of 2014 will actually be lower than they were in December of 2010."

"After years of 5.5 percent average tuition increases, we now have a two-year tuition freeze for the first time in the history of the UW System."  

"We’ve had the private sector more than double the investment that was made by the public sector" at Quonset Business Park.

Scott Walker's income "tax plan is a tax hike. It increases taxes for nearly 80% of the people in the state."

"I cut spending while serving in the state Legislature"

"This governor has given us continual balanced budgets without raising taxes."

Gov. Scott Walker bought "80 new, brand-new vehicles" for the state that "we probably don’t need."

Greg Abbott defended more than $5 billion in public school funding cuts in fighting hundreds of school districts in court.

Even after collective bargaining reforms, most Wisconsin public employees "are still paying about 12 to 13 percent" of their health insurance premiums, while most state residents who work in the private sector "pay 20 to 25 percent."  

"Only 25 percent of what people buy is subject to Rhode Island’s sales tax."

"The state budget has actually grown by $4.6 billion under" Gov. Scott Walker’s actions.

"You've seen where we're now going from a $700 million surplus to getting into the next biennium with almost a $750 million deficit."

Rhode Island's unemployment insurance system "is the most expensive such system in the country."

"The $3.6 billion deficit we inherited has turned into more than a half-billion-dollar surplus."

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