Statements from the Wisconsin: 2012 US Senate -- Wisconsin's race

"Donna Shalala left me with 12 million doses" of smallpox vaccine and "I created enough" to vaccinate "every man, woman and child against smallpox in America."

"Obamacare" is the "biggest tax increase in American history."

Says "Obamacare" is "the largest middle-class tax increase in history."

Says he "never supported" federal health care individual mandate.

The United States can immediately tap a domestic energy resource of "more than 1.5 trillion barrels of oil, six times more than Saudi Arabia."

If the U.S. didn't borrow $1.2 trillion every year "to fund government operations," that money would be available "for entrepreneurs and business people to put to work creating jobs and building and expanding their businesses."

By eliminating the public intervenor’s office, "I was the first one to fire Kathleen Falk."

Says "Barack Obama and his team" are "socialists in every respect of the word."

Says U.S. Senate rival Tommy Thompson said he wants to "do away with Medicare."

Federal health care reforms amounted to ‘the government takeover of health care.’

Since President Barack Obama took office, "you have 1,700 employees just at the Department of Transportation" earning over $170,000.

Says "Tommy Thompson's tax plan amounts to an average tax cut of almost $87,000 for the top 1 percent."

"Victory! Republicans by 2 to 1 vote to endorse Mark Neumann on first ballot at GOP convention."

Says he posted a "win" in the Republican Party of Wisconsin endorsement contest in the U.S. Senate primary.

"The failed economic policies" of President Barack Obama, the Democrats and the Federal Reserve "are making gas prices higher while America’s economy is running on fumes."

Every time the price of gasoline rises 1 cent, "it's a billion dollars out of our economy that goes to Saudi Arabia."

Says Obama health reform law denies millions "access to affordable insurance."

Says when he was governor, Wisconsin cut unemployment to 2.1 percent and the state’s unemployment rate was "the lowest in the country for 40 consecutive months."

Says the federal government could save $175,587 by eliminating a study of the "connection between cocaine and risky sex habits of the Japanese quail."

Says U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, a candidate for Senate, supports raising taxes "by $858 billion."

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