Right on guns, iPad; but pencil and paper?
"You can't bring an iPad or a piece of paper and a pencil in the (Wisconsin Assembly) gallery to take notes of what's going on," but "you can bring a gun up there."
Plenty of cuts, but growth overall
"Nobody in total is proposing cutting anything. We’re trying to reduce the rate of growth in government."
Decides a lot, authors fewer
Says she heard more than 2,400 cases as a Wisconsin appeals court judge
Board budget grew at twice the inflation rate
The Milwaukee County Board’s staff grew from four workers to 38 over four decades and now costs taxpayers "a lot more," while the total county workforce was more than cut in half in the same period.
The governor is among them
"Nearly a quarter of all adults in this state have some college credit without a degree."
Figure nearly correct; factors other than the law also at work
Since the federal Violence Against Women Act was adopted in 1994, "cases of domestic violence have fallen by 67 percent."
Newer figure slightly lower
"Every day, 34 Americans are murdered with guns."
On target, for public schools
"One out of every four students fails to earn a high school diploma. In our major cities across America, half of our kids don’t graduate."
Lost the war but won this talking point
Democratic Party candidates for the state Assembly "actually received 200,000 more votes statewide" than their Republican counterparts in the 2012 election
State leans heavily on middle class
When it comes to income taxes, Wisconsin is "one of the best places in the country to be poor" but "top 4 or 5 worst" for middle-income earners.
Pelosi opposed budget that included tax hike
National Republican Senatorial Committee
Says U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin "proposed a $3.9 trillion tax increase -- a tax increase so extreme" that "even Nancy Pelosi voted against it."
Didn’t make them, but his pension fund did
Says Barack Obama has pension investments that include Chinese firms, and "investments through a Caymans trust."
Cherry picked a quarter, but right on the ranking
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.’
Bush helped light the fuse
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.
The math works, but there’s more to the story
Based on the August 2012 national jobs numbers, "for every person who got a job, nearly four people stopped looking for a job."
Big benefit for top 0.1 percent
"$500 billion of the extension of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy goes to 120,000 families."
Advantage, big earners
Wealthy taxpayers, not middle-income earners, get "most of the deductions" in the tax code.
Her past votes went farther
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."
Hovde fought city’s attempt to collect penalties
Says U.S. Senate rival Eric Hovde "refused to pay his property taxes until he was taken to court."
Figures accurate, but implication misleading
"In her nearly decade and (a) half in Congress, Tammy Baldwin has sponsored 105 bills. Only three have been enacted into law."
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