Apples and oranges; and no actual deficit
Under Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin "projected a $1 billion (budget) surplus and it turns out to be a deficit of $2.2 billion."
More accurate numbers paint a different picture
Says under his leadership "Wisconsin median household income" is up 2.7%, while it is down 1.3% nationally under President Obama.
How did the world miss something so historic?
President Barack Obama met with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani.
Evidence of ultrasound effect is limited
If women seeking an abortion see their ultrasound, "the odds are pretty high they're going to keep the baby."
It's a voluntary thing, for those seeking more OT pay
Says "Scott Walker’s bad budget includes: No weekend for workers."
He supports no exceptions
Says Scott Walker's views on abortion are more restrictive "than any Republican president in recent times."
Yes, though slumping housing market played a role
Says because of his actions, Wisconsin "property taxes today are lower than they were four years ago."
Layoff notices not the same as bodies
Wisconsin’s economy has "tanked" under Gov. Scott Walker and "so far in 2015 over 6,685 people have been laid off, already more than in all of 2014."
The asterisk: Federal agency interprets law to already provide protection
"In a majority of states, you can now marry freely, but can still be fired for who you love."
Math wise, yes, but a few caveats
"We've cut the deficit by two-thirds."
Wrong from either side of the aisle
After actions by Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans, Wisconsin "is dead broke."
Number is small, but not quite that small
"Less than 1 percent of all the education dollars that we spend are spent on private (school) voucher programs."
Vote was to reduce the growth -- in 2025
Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson "voted to cut $700m from Medicare."
The laws are very popular
Says "Hillary Clinton's rejection of efforts to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat not only defies logic, but the will of the majority of Americans."
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