Statements from the Wisconsin: 2014 Governor's race
Under Scott Walker, Wisconsin "unemployment's up" from 4.8% to 6.2%
"(Mary) Burke was a senior member of the Doyle administration that left Wisconsin with 130,000 fewer jobs."
"Federal government reneging" on Medicaid payments to Wisconsin caused about $240 million in extra costs in the 2013-’15 state budget
As state Commerce secretary, Mary Burke drafted, sponsored and promoted "budgets that raised taxes by billions, created high structural deficits and raided funds to finance huge spending hikes."
"The only time over the last 25 years when the state’s unemployment rate exceeded the U.S. average was when (Mary) Burke was commerce secretary."
Wisconsin is "not a high tax and fee state." When you look at "all the money state and local governments bring in" from residents, "we're more in the middle."
"We’re trailing every other state in the Midwest in terms of job creation since January of 2011."
"With the tax controls we already put in place, property taxes on a typical home in December of 2014 will actually be lower than they were in December of 2010."
Scott Walker's income "tax plan is a tax hike. It increases taxes for nearly 80% of the people in the state."
"If you make the average amount of people in Wisconsin, $50,000, you got $1.60 less a week in taxes" under the state income-tax cut, but "it didn’t show up in your paycheck."
"Jobs that involve the minimum wage are overwhelmingly jobs for young people starting out in the workforce."
"Scott Walker raises nearly 70 percent of his money from out of state"
Says Gov. Scott Walker dropped out or was kicked out of college short of a degree "not long after" he was "kicked out of student elections at Marquette University."
Gov. Scott Walker bought "80 new, brand-new vehicles" for the state that "we probably don’t need."
"The state budget has actually grown by $4.6 billion under" Gov. Scott Walker’s actions.
"You've seen where we're now going from a $700 million surplus to getting into the next biennium with almost a $750 million deficit."
"The $3.6 billion deficit we inherited has turned into more than a half-billion-dollar surplus."
"During my eight years as county executive, we cut the number of county workers by 20 percent."
With a bill bringing $100 million in property tax relief, "the typical Wisconsin homeowner will save approximately $680 over four years."
"We’re 49th in the United States in new businesses created."
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