David A. Clarke Jr.
"When I was growing up as a kid in the city of Milwaukee, if we averaged 4 homicides a year in the entire city that was a record number."
Study makes no such claim
A study of private bail bond systems "showed that Wisconsin has a higher no-show rate than other states" of defendants skipping court appearances.
It does, just not directly
A monthly "police and fire protection fee" on all Wisconsin phone bills does nothing to support police and fire.
Except for that statistical evidence
"There is no statistical evidence that bail bonds increase the likelihood of those awaiting trial returning to court for their scheduled hearings."
Referendum is much narrower
A referendum "gives the people the chance to decide" on cutting the Milwaukee County Board budget by two-thirds
Only if “up and running” means closed
"Obama for President and Baldwin for Senate have kept their campaign offices up and running in Fox Valley, Eau Claire and La Crosse with their staffs preparing for the next battle."
Tough case to make given transit cuts
Georgia DOT Spaghetti Junction
"Demand for public transportation is reaching record levels in Wisconsin."
Some turbulence on this claim
"75 percent of the (air traffic control) towers the Obama Administration is closing are located in Republican Congressional Districts."
Not when using the best measuring stick
The fiscal cliff agreement was "the largest tax increase in history."
Off by several grades
Under Gov. Scott Walker’s public-school budgets, "a student entering kindergarten will not enjoy the same state investment in his or her education as those that came before them until they are graduating from high school."
Numbers steady amid conflicts
Wisconsin's Supreme Court justices are "deciding fewer opinions in civil and criminal cases than they used to."
Few lacked insurance because of condition
"When the Affordable Care Act was signed, 17 million American children" had a pre-existing condition and were "uninsurable."
All-Badger ticket legal, if unlikely
A Paul Ryan-Scott Walker (or Scott Walker-Paul Ryan) ticket for the White House in 2016 would be unconstitutional because both men live in Wisconsin.
No evidence of that much fraud
Club for Growth
"In Minnesota, well over 6,200 election-day registrations from 2008 proved fraudulent."
Assumes facts not in evidence
"200 consumer laws were destroyed" in 2011 when Gov. Scott Walker signed Act 92.
Not even close
The Campaign to Fix the Debt
"If lawmakers fail to avert the fiscal cliff, 18 percent of the federal money that is sent to the states will be eliminated."
Uh, it's still there
"Scott Walker has even removed the 250,000 jobs promise from his website."
At least three other states make it a family affair
Health First Wisconsin
"Wisconsin is the only state that allows parents or guardians to purchase alcohol for their children – regardless of whether that child is seven or 20 years old – at bars and restaurants."
Experts say maybe around 50 percent
Says that with President Obama's re-election, state and federal income tax rates for some taxpayers will rise "to roughly 65 percent."
She cited many reasons at the time, but not that one
Says she voted against the Medicare Part D prescription drug program "because it was unfunded."
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