Statements we say are Mostly True

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."

Says that as Wisconsin governor, "we ended welfare."

Says some Wisconsin state employee contracts "gave some employees $4 for bringing in their own lunch."

Wisconsin’s concealed-carry permit rules demand more proof than other states that safety training requirements are met, rendering "all existing (training) certificates insufficient" as part of the permit application  

"During my tenure as governor, Wisconsin’s overall tax burden went DOWN."

Wisconsin bill "grants drug companies and medical device manufacturers immunity from injuries and deaths caused by their products."

U.S. unemployment among people ages 16 to 24 is "18.4 percent, which is a 60-year high."

Says Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin ranks "as the most liberal member of the House."

Outside of recall elections, "there's never been a public official removed from office" in Wisconsin "for anything but malfeasance in office."

Advertisement
How to contact us:

We want to hear your suggestions and comments. Email the Wisconsin Truth-O-Meter with feedback and with claims you'd like to see checked. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.

Browse The Wisconsin Truth-O-Meter:
Subscribe:

Keep up to date with Politifact Wisconsin: