Statements from the Wisconsin: 2012 US Senate -- Wisconsin's race
Says the "public option" considered in the health care law backed by U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin was "wildly unpopular."
Says 7,000 millionaires "gamed the system to pay no income taxes."
Says Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson "supports massive tax cuts for corporations that outsource Wisconsin jobs."
Says U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson "admitted" that Washington, D.C., "changed" him into an insider selling his influence to make millions from powerful special interests.
An aide "acted on his own" and "was not representing the Thompson campaign" when he sent an email criticizing the sexual orientation of U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin.
Federal law adopted "under Tommy Thompson's watch" prohibits the government from negotiating for "better prices" on prescription drugs for senior citizens
Says U.S. Senate rival Tommy Thompson "wants to give a new $265,000 tax cut to millionaires like himself while raising taxes on the middle class."
Says U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin wants a "completely government-controlled" health care system that goes "far beyond 'Obamacare'" and is "a Medicare system for all."
Says U.S. Senate hopeful Tammy Baldwin voted for a $1 trillion stimulus bill that included a wasteful "$800,000 to replace light bulbs."
"I led the fight to require the Coast Guard to buy their engines from us, not foreign companies."
Says Tommy Thompson favors Obama's health care mandate, was publicly thanked by Obama for health reform support and that Thompson "says we can't repeal 'Obamacare.'"
"I have voted every year in Wisconsin."
Says U.S. Senate rival Tommy Thompson is "a big corporate lobbyist" and has been "lobbying during the middle of the campaign."
Says U.S. Senate rival Eric Hovde "refused to pay his property taxes until he was taken to court."
President Obama and Nancy Pelosi said "Obamacare" would save money because "they factored in 10 years worth of tax revenue and only six and half years worth of expenses."
Says he never voted for a "tax increase."
"In her nearly decade and (a) half in Congress, Tammy Baldwin has sponsored 105 bills. Only three have been enacted into law."
As a congressman, Mark Neumann "voted four times to increase our debt."
Says U.S. Senate opponent Eric Hovde "supported billions in stimulus for high-speed rail" and "billions more to bail out banks."
Says U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde has ‘no problem with raising taxes.’
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