Said that, and more
Says U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson "says he’ll do away with Medicare."
Pelosi opposed budget that included tax hike
Says U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin "proposed a $3.9 trillion tax increase -- a tax increase so extreme" that "even Nancy Pelosi voted against it."
Partly accurate on both counts
"Tommy Thompson made millions from corporations who outsource American jobs and now he's trying to lavish huge tax breaks on them."
New plan steps away from Ryan’s, but not by much
On support for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s Medicare reform plan
Shifted into neutral, not reverse
On a single-payer healthcare system
She cited many reasons at the time, but not that one
Says she voted against the Medicare Part D prescription drug program "because it was unfunded."
GOP and he were in charge
Says Democrats first proposed prohibiting the government from negotiating prices for prescription drugs in Medicare Part D and he "had nothing to do with" that provision in the law.
His role a limited one, with Congress, the president and more involved
Says U.S. Senate rival Tommy Thompson ran Medicare "into the ground" and "nine years closer to bankruptcy."
She didn't buck her party
Says when he was governor, "most of the Democrats" voted for his billion-dollar property-tax cuts, but U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin "voted against it."
Strong claim, weak evidence
Says U.S. Senate opponent Tommy Thompson "personally made over $3 million" from a federal contract granted to his healthcare company, but left 9/11 first responders "without the care they were promised."
Opposed once, in favor nine times
Says "Tammy Baldwin had the opportunity to vote to honor the victims of 9/11 and she voted against it."
Plan cited is silent on how to make Social Security solvent
Says U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson supports a plan for "privatizing Social Security."
She also backed stopping the tax increase
Says U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin supports a "tax increase that President Obama says" would cost middle-class families $3,000 per year.
Data collection required, but no requirement on health care workers
Says Tammy Baldwin introduced a bill that would require doctors and other health care workers to ask patients, "including young children, whether they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or if they know their gender identity."
Earlier ad said “cut”: that’s way closer to the truth
Says Tammy Baldwin "voted to gut Medicare for seniors."
The mud didn't fly until after the primary
Says opponent Tammy Baldwin ‘has had not one positive ad’ in the campaign for U.S. Senate.
For years, opposed major bills ratcheting up sanctions, until Senate bid
On Iran sanctions
Speculation without evidence
Says Tammy Baldwin supports a law "in which government will take over your decisions on medicine, on doctors and on hospitals."
And cutting them
Says U.S. Senate opponent Tommy Thompson favors raising taxes on small businesses.
Taxes that much more, but actually spends less
Says U.S. Senate opponent Tammy Baldwin supported a federal budget "that spent trillions -- not billions, trillions -- more money than the Obama budget."
© 2015 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
About PolitiFact | Contact Us | Advertise