A talking point that doesn't add up
"Hedge fund managers and others in private equity pay much lower (tax) rates on their income than do truck drivers and teachers and nurses."
A math misfire
"For the votes that we got, I think we spent, on average, two bucks a pop. Compared to 42 bucks" for incumbent Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.
It hasn't exactly been crickets
Says Chris Abele "has had five years and he’s done nothing" about the Estabrook Dam.
Highest unemployment measure less than half that
Wisconsin’s "effective" unemployment rate is 20 percent.
Available evidence indicates it's rare
Says her representation of an ex-boyfriend "who was then my friend" in a family law case is "something that lawyers do on a regular basis."
Divide by 100
In the primary election, a "right-wing group spent more than $100,000,000 to support" Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley.
Just the opposite
The Mitchell Park Domes "lose about $1 million-plus every year" and "the number of people going to the Domes has been going down."
None even Ryan's staff could cite
"There is a precedent" for not nominating someone to the U.S. Supreme Court "in the middle of a presidential election."
Replace the "b" with an "m"
Says Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is a "billionaire."
Polls show Romney stayed steady or rose after the pick
When Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate, "that was the end" of Romney’s chances to win.
Except for all the vetting that goes on
Says "Barack Obama is apparently not for vetting people and saying just anybody can come" to the United States.
Taxpayers didn't purchase Abele's sweet ride
Wisconsin Working Families Party
Says Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele spent "$100,000 of taxpayer money on a new luxury SUV."
Except for the funding he included
Says Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele "once proposed a plan to end county funding to homeless shelters."
Democrats pushing bills to allow it
"A lot of student loans are already refinanced by the federal government."
Data cited obscures the full picture
Wisconsin "is on pace to double the number of layoffs" this year.
Not according to the numbers
The Milwaukee County bus system has "among the highest fares in the nation."
Admits she misspoke, though Facebook is significant pathway to news
"Most Americans are now getting their news from Facebook."
Claim has multiple problems
Constitutional Rights PAC
Paul Ryan "is one of only six House Republicans who voted for Teddy Kennedy's bill to force Christian employers to hire LGBT employees."
A recycled claim, embellished
Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board "wanted to consider Mickey Mouse and Adolf Hitler as valid signatures on recall petitions."
Repeats an inaccurate claim
Obamacare doesn’t require members of Congress "to abide by the same rules that all of the other Americans do."
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