Statements from the Wisconsin: 2012 Governor Recall's race

"70 percent of the people who voted" on June 5, 2012, "just didn’t feel comfortable with the recall of the governor," weakening any idea that Wisconsin is "fully behind this Walker agenda."  

"The Koch brothers alone gave twice as much money to Scott Walker as the total amount of money raised by Tom Barrett."

"Overwhelming Democrat and Republican votes" in 2011 for legislation in two special sessions on jobs demonstrated the bipartisan nature of the Wisconsin Legislature.

"Minnesota has passed and Indiana has passed" right to work laws making union membership and dues optional

"Scott Walker has a plan to privatize state lands" and "wants to sell our deer to the highest bidder."

Says Gov. Scott Walker made "draconian cuts" to public safety budgets that put police officers at "greater risk of harm."

The federal government "reviewed and verified" his administration’s numbers showing Wisconsin added 23,608 jobs in 2011.

Figures cited by Gov. Scott Walker "are not commonly used" to measure job creation.

Says Tom Barrett plans "to spend $100 million on a trolley that goes barely two miles on the east side of Milwaukee."

"We’ve seen property taxes go down for the first time in 12 years on a median valued home."

"No one on my staff has ever been charged with a crime."

Because of voter fraud, Republican candidates "need to do a point or two better" to win statewide elections in Wisconsin.

Says Gov. Scott Walker "took away $1.6 billion from schools and handed it off as over $2 billion in tax breaks to the rich."

To help balance the 2011-13 budget, Gov. Scott Walker used "a credit card" approach that "pushed over $500 million in debt onto our children and our grandchildren" costing state taxpayers "more than $150 million in interest."

Thanks to our policies, "for the first time in state history, we have put millions of dollars into our rainy day fund in consecutive years."

Access for 12,000 women to use Planned Parenthood -- "not for the right to choose," but for "basic health care" -- was "taken away" by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

Says Tom Barrett "voted to ban 15 different kinds of guns, even a lot of common deer rifles."

"While Act 10 allowed (Milwaukee County) to save some money, it was millions short of what we needed to fill the hole left by the $28 million cut in state aid."

Says new figures he released showing Wisconsin job gains for 2011 are "the final job numbers."

Says Gov. Scott Walker is "cooking the books" by releasing numbers "he just dreamed up" that show Wisconsin gained jobs in 2011.

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