Obama and administration in with rest of federal employees
All members of Congress are required to be in Obamacare, but Obama and members of his administration "have their own gold-plated health care plans that they're in."
Parts of claim accurate; other parts overstated
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
"Live cats have holes drilled into their skulls," posts put into their heads and coils put into their eyes, and some have had their ears cut off or are intentionally deafened or starved at UW-Madison labs that do research to improve hearing in humans.
Voting record mixed
Republican Party of Wisconsin
Says Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke "has proven on the Madison Board of Education" that she supports raising taxes and spending.
More at work than her work, including that Great Recession thing
Says her actions as Wisconsin commerce secretary brought the state "84,000 more Wisconsin jobs than we have today."
Both phenomena occur some; ACA will prohibit
Domestic violence "is seen as a pre-existing" health condition and "women had to pay 50 percent more for health care because of gender ratings," but under Obamacare, "all of that is over."
It's 1 of 2
Among the nation’s 51 largest metropolitan areas, Milwaukee is the "only one" where the poverty rate is more than "four times greater in the city than it is in the suburbs."
By one measure, yes; by another, no
Democratic Party of Wisconsin
The 2013-’15 state budget backed by Gov. Scott Walker and Republican lawmakers "left our technical colleges funded at 1989 levels."
On some measures, not others
"Minnesota is kicking butt relative to Wisconsin on everything from employment and job creation to school test scores, educated work force and a host of other factors and rankings"
Stat accurate; blame shared
Because of Gov. Scott Walker’s budgeting, a greater percentage of general fund tax dollars is "going to pay off debt than ever before in our history."
Some gas in this tank
"Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa already have 70 mph" speed limits on rural interstates, and "we see that they’ve been able to do it safely."
No specific deadline
Under a new law regulating abortions, "Even if you're raped, if you don't report it in the first 30 days, the Republicans will force you to have an ultrasound."
Mostly right on stats, mostly wrong on credit
"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."
Many would-be buyers could lose access
A Republican housing finance reform bill "would eliminate a person’s ability to obtain 15- and 30-year mortgages."
Monitoring of individuals' accounts unclear
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."
Lines for green cards make current path very long, for some
"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."
Among the more generous
A private school tax break in the Wisconsin state budget is "the most generous in the nation."
Anecdotally, yes. Statistically, records unclear
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is a "proven job creator."
Is it cherrypicking season already?
"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."
Claim about nursing homes overstated
"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.
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