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Says opponent U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore ‘is Wisconsin’s most absent member of Congress, missing nearly 17 percent of the House votes in the second quarter of 2012.’
Deficit spending ‘exploded during the Obama administration’ to $5.3 trillion over four years, compared to $2 trillion in eight years under President George W. Bush.
Based on the August 2012 national jobs numbers, "for every person who got a job, nearly four people stopped looking for a job."
"$500 billion of the extension of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy goes to 120,000 families."
Wealthy taxpayers, not middle-income earners, get "most of the deductions" in the tax code.
Says U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin wants a "completely government-controlled" health care system that goes "far beyond 'Obamacare'" and is "a Medicare system for all."
Says U.S. Senate rival Eric Hovde "refused to pay his property taxes until he was taken to court."
"In her nearly decade and (a) half in Congress, Tammy Baldwin has sponsored 105 bills. Only three have been enacted into law."
Says President Barack Obama promised a "pathway to citizenship" to undocumented immigrants and "didn't deliver jack squat on any of it."
Says "Tommy Thompson's tax plan amounts to an average tax cut of almost $87,000 for the top 1 percent."
"We’ve seen property taxes go down for the first time in 12 years on a median valued home."
To help balance the 2011-13 budget, Gov. Scott Walker used "a credit card" approach that "pushed over $500 million in debt onto our children and our grandchildren" costing state taxpayers "more than $150 million in interest."
Access for 12,000 women to use Planned Parenthood -- "not for the right to choose," but for "basic health care" -- was "taken away" by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
Says he posted a "win" in the Republican Party of Wisconsin endorsement contest in the U.S. Senate primary.
The Wisconsin state Assembly chambers extend to the bathroom and the parlor, and rules allow members to vote for each other if the member is in the chambers.
Says Gov. Scott Walker cut aid to local schools despite campaigning on trying to restore two-thirds state funding for education
Says the federal government could save $175,587 by eliminating a study of the "connection between cocaine and risky sex habits of the Japanese quail."
Says U.S. Senate Democrats "have gone without any budget at all" for more than 1,000 days.
Says Wisconsin Democrats during the previous administration adopted "double-digit tax increases."
"Mayor Barrett saved Milwaukee $25 million, thanks to Gov. Walker’s reforms."
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