Statements we say are Half-True
"President Obama has increased the federal workforce 192,000 individuals -- about 10 percent since he’s taken office -- while we’ve lost 2 million jobs."
Says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker "slashed" pensions and benefits for public employees.
A recall election for Wisconsin governor would cost "$7.7 million -- $7.7 million that may already be allocated to merit raises for teachers or health care for the poor or school books for your kids."
Under a Wisconsin bill, "minor offenses such as violating pet leash laws, seat belt laws, parking infractions, etc., would now be arrestable offenses."
"In Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker has created a manufacturing-led jobs recovery. 30,000 new jobs were created this year, with 15,000 created in the struggling manufacturing sector."
"People are five to seven times more likely to be murdered in workplaces that allow firearms than in those that prohibit it."
Even a 100 percent tax on millionaires would only fund four months of government operations, failing to seriously address budget deficits and debt.
The Milwaukee County sheriff’s department "plays only a limited role as a traditional law enforcement agency" and in 2009 reported far fewer crimes to the FBI than the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police did.
Says he never called teachers "thugs" and has said nothing but "great things" about them during the fight over his curbs on unions
Says Tommy Thompson "pushed such strict laws that abortion providers faced potential life imprisonment and women were forced to cross state lines in order to receive attention for life-threatening issues."
One Wisconsin school district "is so worried about losing state funding that it has stopped giving milk to elementary school kids during snack time."
Says potential GOP U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson supported "Obamacare"
"Before Medicare, only 51 percent of Americans 65 and older had health care coverage and nearly 30 percent lived below the poverty line. Today, thanks to Medicare ... nearly all seniors have coverage and 75 percent fewer struggle in poverty."
Says Republican recall challenger Jonathan Steitz "failed to pay his taxes."
A Waushara County school closed because of state budget cuts supported by Republican Wisconsin state Sen. Luther Olsen.
Says Republican state Sen. Alberta Darling offered "unqualified support" for a plan to end Medicare
Says the U.S. borrows "42 cents of every dollar Washington spends today and about half of that comes from countries like China."
Says Gov. Scott Walker’s budget "includes tax breaks for corporations and the rich that will cost the state of Wisconsin taxpayers $2.3 billion over the next decade."
Says critics who say he cut Medicaid are wrong; his budget added $1.2 billion to the program
"Without ethanol, gas prices would be at least 15% higher. With gas at four bucks, that means you’re saving 12 bucks on a 20 gallon fill up."
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