Presidential campaign debt, future political travel expenses not really related
"Faced with $1 million in campaign debt," Scott Walker "is unloading his campaign security costs onto the backs of Wisconsin taxpayers."
Numbers, and blame, a bit of a jumble
Under Scott Walker, Wisconsin "moved from 16th to third in percentage of people with student loan debt."
No line item, but government spends on violent extremism
Says President Barack Obama’s homeland security budget had "$16 million to fight climate change" but "didn't have a line item to fight violent extremism."
Credit goes more to the economy
American Action Network
"Under conservative leadership, Congress has reduced the federal deficit by 60 percent – nearly $800 billion."
Not when inflation is correctly factored in
"From 2010-2014, median household income" in Wisconsin "has actually gone up 7.4 percent."
Two dozen narrowly defined
The United States has "10,000 IRS agents making sure that you don't take an improper charity deduction," but to fight terrorism, it has "less than two dozen people focusing on countering violent extremism at home."
Possible, but not at all automatic
In Milwaukee County, juveniles arrested for car theft "get sent immediately home, because under the point system in juvenile court" on holding suspects, "a stolen car gets zero points."
Voted for two major bailout measures, against another
"Paul Ryan is one of less than a dozen Republican congressmen to have voted for every bailout to come before Congress."
No such declaration
Says Scott Walker "said he wouldn't touch" the state civil service system but now supports overhauling it.
Claim leaves misleading impression
Says he will pursue change in federal law to protect employees from "extortion from a union" because "the Supreme Court has ruled that federal prohibitions outlawing extortion usually do not apply to unions."
Walker eventually provided funding
Says Scott Walker "brags a lot about having an independent agency investigate police shootings. Of course, he didn’t fund it."
Mostly False + Mostly False = Mostly False
National Republican Senatorial Committee
Says Russ Feingold cast the "deciding vote" for the "largest tax increase" in history
Apples and oranges; and no actual deficit
Under Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin "projected a $1 billion (budget) surplus and it turns out to be a deficit of $2.2 billion."
More accurate numbers paint a different picture
Says under his leadership "Wisconsin median household income" is up 2.7%, while it is down 1.3% nationally under President Obama.
Evidence of ultrasound effect is limited
If women seeking an abortion see their ultrasound, "the odds are pretty high they're going to keep the baby."
Vote was to reduce the growth -- in 2025
Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson "voted to cut $700m from Medicare."
Obama called climate change a serious threat, but didn't say No. 1
Says Barack Obama told the U.S. Coast Guard Academy "that the number one threat to the military and the world today is global warming."
Claim goes beyond what Walker said
NARAL Pro-Choice America
Says Scott Walker "said that forcing women facing abortion to get invasive ultrasounds was 'just a cool thing.'"
No evidence the law improved rank
Thanks to the Act 10 collective bargaining law that took effect four years ago, ACT scores in Wisconsin "are now second-best in the country for states where more than half the kids take the exam."
His vote was 1 of 60
Says Democratic challenger Russ Feingold "was the deciding vote on Obamacare."
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