Statements we say are Half-True

"Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. health care spending grew at 3.9 percent for the last three years, the lowest growth rate in over 50 years."  

A Republican housing finance reform bill "would eliminate a person’s ability to obtain 15- and 30-year mortgages."

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is "collecting financial information, monitoring financial information of millions of Americans" without their knowledge and "storing it for up to 10 years."  

"Currently, it takes up to 25 years to obtain U.S. citizenship legally" but the Senate bill "would allow immigrants who came to the United States illegally to obtain citizenship in just 13 years."

A private school tax break in the Wisconsin state budget is "the most generous in the nation."

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is a "proven job creator."

"Our ranking in terms of the best and worst states to do business in was 43 four years ago, and we just moved up to 17 two weeks ago."

"The State of Wisconsin thinks you should have to" wash your hands "at least 28 times to make one peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich."

University of Wisconsin System's reserves are in the "mid- to low-range" of comparable university systems.

The Milwaukee County Board approved a reform package by a 15-3 vote, "meaning Board Supervisors’ salaries will be cut by 20 percent" and "the Board’s budget will be cut by 50 percent."

Says Abraham Lincoln supported an agreement that allowed slavery in New Mexico "and a law to return runaway slaves to their owners."

"The vast majority of our public school students are receiving less state support than their private voucher peers."  

Says that even if his budget is adopted, private schools in the choice program would be getting about half the per-pupil funds that public schools receive

"Under my predecessor, they cut funding for education, but they didn't give them anything in return to make up for that," leading to "less money" for school districts    

The United States spends "$2.2 billion on free cell phones, $27 million on Moroccan pottery classes" and pays for "the travel expenses for the watermelon queen in Alabama."    

Research found that "over the course of the existence of the Brady Bill ban, the use of assault weapons in crimes decreased by two thirds."  

Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, was elected in a "very low turnout" race.  

40 percent of U.S. gun sales "are occurring outside of" licensed gun dealers.  

In 2009, the FBI "referred more than 71,000" cases of people failing background checks when trying to buy a gun to another federal agency, "but U.S. attorneys ultimately prosecuted only 77 of them."

"Thanks to Washington, nearly everyone will pay more in taxes in 2013. Somehow people think it's just the wealthy. It's not."

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